This year sees a marked increase in participating galleries, as well as a palpable broadening of horizons: of the 168 galleries showcased at this year’s fair, 38 are new to the event—all of which are from outside of Taiwan. The expansion is a timely one for Asia’s longest-standing art fair, which has historically served as a stage for predominantly local galleries. Newcomers from China, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan confirm Art Taipei’s position as a strong regional contender in what’s becoming an increasingly crowded arts ecosystem. The fair’s preview day saw a contingent of mostly Taiwanese collectors, buoyed by significant numbers from Japan and, increasingly, China. Collectively, they spent a reported $4.6 million on opening day, with a further flurry of sales during Friday’s public opening.