Now in its 13th edition, the Show will take place September 28th – October 1st at the Conrad Hong Kong, and will welcome more than 80 galleries from Asia and the world, including up-and-coming and mid-career artists. The show kicks off on Friday, September 28th with the exclusive UnionPay Private View and the UnionPay VIP Collectors Preview. General admission opens on Saturday, September 29th and continues until Monday, October 1st.
“Art is certainly happening right now in Hong Kong. This past Spring we saw record attendance and turnover at art fairs, and record breaking auction results.” remarked Show Director Mark Saunderson, “The recent opening of the Tai Kwun, the restored Central Police Station compound, provides Hong Kong with a series of new art and performance venues allowing people to enjoy and explore art in heritage and contemporary environments right in the middle of Central.”
Saunderson continues, “At the Asia Contemporary Art Show, it’s our mission to curate and introduce a wide range of art and artists, both emerging and mid-career to our visitors, many never before seen at our Show. The upcoming Show is no exception. Katherine Filice for example is an exciting emerging surrealist whose detailed drawings question the tension in human relationships and social systems. Seong Taejin, is an established artist whose highly textured and brightly painted wood carvings are popular among collectors. And we are very excited to present one of the pioneers of performance and experimental art in Myanmar, Aung Myint. His acrylic paintings of mother and child painted with a single unbroken black line are instantly recognisable.”