WHATZ acts as a platform in Taiwan that bridges between talented artists and art enthusiasts from around the world; a place for art galleries, artists, collectors to engage and discover more. In 2021, WHAAAAAT’S rebranded as WHATZ, a neater presentation yet with the same vision to deliver diversity and vibes to the art scene in Taiwan.
TING TING ART SPACE is delighted to participate in Whatz 2022. The art fair is scheduled from 21 to 22 May 2022 at Sheraton Grand Taipei Hotel, with a VIP Preview and Vernissage on 20 May. Our presentation includes eight emerging artists all over the world, Paolo PIOLTTI, Oscar LLORENS, Judas ARRIETA, Viktoria VEISBRUT, Jisbar, Benjamin SPARK, Cane, Albert PINYA and Nicolás ROMERO.
Riccardo Nannini aka Cane comes from a working-class family in Toscana.While studying for his bachelor’s degree in design at the University of Milan, he often participated in street sit-ins and protests, which led to the creation of a wave of street art. He contacted with many famous street artists (Bros、Abbominevole、Ozmo), joined Antonio Colombo Gallery and became a new contemporary artist in Milan. He began to experiment with street art until the end of his educational career in 2006, when he decided to devote himself to the field of design. For three years he worked as an assistant to designer Andrea Incontri and was a teaching assistant at the Milan Polytechnic University.
The year 2009 was an eventful year in his life. Due to his partner’s health problems and his professional career, he moved from Milan to London and then to Barcelona. What started as a tragedy turned into an opportunity to face a new life. He began to think about the issues he had encountered throughout his life: freedom of will, human nature and social pressure, and in the following years, Nannini left the field of design and entered the art-descriptive underground, working with several local artists, magazines and galleries. He lived frugally and took the time to redefine his creative style and narrative abilities.