THE SPRING EDITION RETURNS IN 4 WEEKS!
The 10th edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show returns in the Spring with an exciting show. Unveiling two new features, China Perspectives and Artist Projects, the show will again be held at the 5-star Conrad Hong Kong and will be the first art fair to kick-off Hong Kong Art Week. 2-for-1 tickets on sale now!
The Rest (detail), Lee Mi Kyung
A WORLD OF ART COMES TO HONG KONG IN MARCH!
ASIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW
March 17 - 20, 2017
Conrad Hong Kong
See thousands of artworks from Asia and the world at the 10th edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show, March 18 - 20 at the Conrad Hong Kong. Browse and buy original paintings, limited editions, sculpture and photography from some of the world's most interesting and promising artists - from emerging and mid-career artists, to those who have already achieved recognition in private and public collections, and at auction. And visit our exciting new sections, "China Perspectives" and "Artist Projects".
2-FOR-1 TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Specially priced advance-purchase online tickets are on sale now for HK$220, and bring a friend for free (tickets at the door are HK$220 per person). Includes access to HK LIQUOR STORE ART NIGHT on Saturday March 18, including a complimentary drink; plus multiple access Saturday afternoon, Sunday and Monday.
Free admission for children under 16yrs accompanied by an adult.
FEATURE ARTIST: PAWEL KUCZYNSKI - POLAND
Polish illustrator Pawel Kuczynski (b.1976) uses satire to portray today’s social, political and cultural reality. His cleverly crafted illustrations seem humorous at first glance, but upon closer inspection, they reveal some of the serious issues facing today’s world. Working in coloured pencil and mixed media, Kuczynski’s work revolves around issues of poverty, war, political integrity and wage disparity, prompting the viewer to pause and ponder. His aim is to get you thinking long before the significance of his message is deciphered. In that way, he challenges us to re-examine our preconceived notions, or even those we ignore, and to offer us a chance to reassess our thinking.
FEATURED ARTIST: DU HAIJUN - CHINA
Du Haijun (b.1978) represents the new generation of Chinese contemporary art, with works that are statements on the social and economic issues that form part of today’s new China. Having been witness to China’s rapid economic development, his paintings reflect the crowded urban life structures that now exemplify the modern Chinese cityscape. The artist narrates a story of congestion and multiple layers of co-existence, of innumerable windows sheltering thousands of individual secrets and stories in a picture book of crumbled, chipped paint that peers into the modern reality of megalopolitan life. Du Haijun graduated from the China Central Academy of Fine Arts.
FEATURED ARTIST: FAWWAZ SUKRI - MALAYSIA
Fawwaz Sukri (b. 1987) draws inspiration from 1960’s romantic comics. Working in a Pop art style, the artist uses this genre to examine the use of the tragicomedy whereby aspects of tragic affairs are presented in comical forms. The collage work in Sukri’s compositions depicts a chain of events pertinent to the main event occurring in the “big picture”. The connection between the use of collage and the main subject is highlighted as the key to delivering a dramatic touch. Conceptually, his work addresses the deep-set problems within society, illustrating serious issues, particularly as they relate to gender. His approach in conveying a specific narrative allows Sukri to express the complexity of underlying perceptions of human morals.
NOW AT FABRIK GALLERY
CURRENT EXHIBITION: “limited edition | édition limitée”1 February, 2017 - 31 March, 2017Prints by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst and Marc Quinn
Distinct in character, style and artistic medium, presented in this exhibition are individuals whose evolution from humble artist to internationally recognised figure in the art world recounts a larger story of art as an identifiable and accessible brand. Having built their brand persona through a series of thematically unique and distinctive works that have withstood the test of time, these artists have managed to blur the line between art obtainable by the elite and art available to all.
Fabrik Gallery, 1102 Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan
FEATURED ARTIST: LI BAIMING - CHINA
Trained in traditional Chinese ink and watercolour, Li Baiming (b.1981) has evolved a style that is uniquely his own. Redefining and reinterpreting traditional norms into a contemporary perspective, Li’s series “Creation . Recreation . Metamorphosis”, exemplifies the “new wave” of ink painting. The artist is learned in Chinese history, classical literature and poetry, drawing on this knowledge to inspire a visual language exceptional in colour, composition and innovation. His mastery of technique allows him to express the subtleties of imagery ranging from majestic mountaintops to seas of delicate clouds with masterful brushstrokes effortlessly applied with ink and watercolour on xuan paper.