Speicla features include focus on Chinese contemporary art and the return of Artist Dialogues

Published : Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 1:30 pm
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Returning to Hong Kong Art Week this spring is the Asia Contemporary Art Show. Now in its 12th edition, the Show opens on March 23rd and continues until the 26th at the Conrad Hong Kong. As the longest-running and most successful hotel art fair in Asia, the Show will welcome over 80 galleries from Asia and the world, and will include artworks from a host of countries including Lithuania, Lebanon, South Korea, Russia, Peru, China, Mexico and many others.

Beginning on Friday, March 23rd, arts patrons and select guests will be welcomed at the exclusive UnionPay Private View, followed by the invitation-only UnionPay VIP Collectors Preview. General admission opens on Saturday, March 24th with fun HK Liquor Store Art Night, and continues until Monday, March 26th.

“As the first art fair to kick-off Hong Kong Art Week in the ‘art triangle’ that includes Art Basel and Art Central, expectations are high.” remarked Show Director Mark Saunderson, “With contemporary art gaining in popularity among collectors and younger buyers, there is no better place to discover exciting new artists and unique artworks than at art fairs.”

Saunderson continues, “At the Asia Contemporary Art Show, we strive to reflect current trends in the contemporary art market, by presenting a diverse selection of artists from across the world, as well as artists whose works sometimes challenge the status quo. Take for example artists like Zoe Liu who through her art questions the effectiveness of Hong Kong’s parenting and educational traditions by ‘force-feeding’, Korean artist Chung Hae-Cho who pioneered a new way of making lacquer objects, or Allan Banford an abstract artist who gives observers a unique and original visual experience.”

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