Welcoming more than 80 galleries from Asia and the world, including up-and-coming and mid-career artists, the 10th edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show will take place from March 17 to 20, 2017, at the conveniently located Conrad Hong Kong. The Spring edition will be the first art fair to open its doors to collectors during Hong Kong Art Week, beginning with an invitation-only VIP Collectors Preview on Friday evening March 17 and continuing with general admission over the weekend and on Monday.
The 10th edition will host galleries from 17 countries, and introduces two new features, China Perspectives and Artist Projects. Spread across the Show, China Perspectives will present a collection of contemporary art from new and emerging Chinese artists, while Artist Projects will dedicate 30 art spaces across two floors to solo or joint artist presentations.
China Perspectives and Artist Projects will offer a more thematically focused and hands-on viewing experience for visitors. With easily identifiable galleries showcasing works in the Chinese contemporary art genre, budding collectors will be able to add works from many emerging artists to their collections. Similarly, new and repeat visitors will have the opportunity to engage with artists and learn about their creative journeys, an experience unique to the Asia Contemporary Art Show.
China Perspectives presents a series of works by selected galleries, artists and artist collectives that follow in the tradition of the Chinese contemporary art movement. Artists in China aimed to redefine, reinterpret and challenge artistic norms that were prevalent at end of the Cold War, questioning the rapid social and economic transformations that were occurring in the country and aiming a critical eye towards the country’s dominant cultural and political environment. Within the collection will be examples of works done in the Political Pop and Cynical Realist styles, as well as works that demonstrate the new wave in traditional ink, and others that blend the Western abstract style with Chinese materials and aesthetic.
Offering viewers the unique opportunity to meet artists in person, Artist Projects brings artists from around the world to exhibit in a solo or joint presentation. Spread across two floors, this new feature will bring narrative and context to life with the artist as storyteller, chronicling the accounts of what motivates and inspires their work and artistic practice. By bringing artists and collectors together in a familiar, relaxed environment, Artist Projects will provide an ease of interaction and accessibility, a fostering of engagement with art and those who create it. For both artist and collector, it will be a chance for dialogue and exchange.
Asia Contemporary Art Show 10th Edition
Conrad Hong Kong, 40 – 43 floors March 17 – 20, 2017
Invitation-Only VIP Collectors Preview Friday March 17, 4pm – 9pm
Saturday, March 18, 12nn – 9pm Sunday, March 19, 12nn – 8pm Monday, March 20, 12nn – 6pm
Admission tickets will go on sale two months prior to the event
HK$220 (admits two if purchased online; admits one if purchased at the door)
Free admission for children under 16yrs accompanied by an adult.
Buy tickets at http://www.asiacontemporaryart.com/tickets/