Aug 2021

 

Fine Art Asia 2021 at the Centre of Hong Kong’s Art Scene
8 – 11 October 2021

 

Vajravarahi
Tibet
c. 12th century
Bronze with zinc alloy inlay
H. 41.5 cm
Rossi & Rossi,
London/Hong Kong

A calcified opaque greyish-white
jade huang with double
dragon head terminals
China
Spring and Autumn period
(770-476 BC)
W. 10.8 cm
Rasti Chinese Art, Hong Kong

Bridget Riley (b. 1931)
Ground Study for Revision of
August 6th 1999
1999
Pencil and gouache on paper
H. 49.5 x W. 59.5 cm
Tanya Baxter Contemporary, London/Hong Kong

 

Fine Art Asia 2021, Asia’s leading international fine art fair, will be held from Friday 8 October to Monday 11 October 2021, with a Preview on Thursday, 7 October 2021, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Despite the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, last year Fine Art Asia succeeded in uniting the Hong Kong art community in a rare physical art fair which raised the spirits of everyone involved. Fine Art Asia 2021 aims to deliver another vibrant, home-grown art fair this autumn. Due to continuing travel restrictions, the focus will once again be on Hong Kong art and antiques galleries, as well as art institutions.

 

About Fine Art Asia

Fine Art Asia was founded in 2006 by Hong Kong art experts and has earned a reputation in the international art world as the most distinguished annual fine art fair in the region. Withstanding multiple challenges over the years, Fine Art Asia has stood strong at the centre of the Hong Kong art scene, providing an unrivalled annual showcase for art and antiques from both East and West during the peak art season in Hong Kong. Fine Art Asia 2021 will once again proudly present museum-quality Asian and Western antiques, jewellery, modern and contemporary art, ink art and photography.

 

Keeping in Touch

As our overseas exhibitors as well as many collectors are sadly unable to come to Hong Kong again this year, Fine Art Asia 2021 is happy to help some international galleries to participate remotely in the fair. Meanwhile, our online activities will keep the fair connected with our worldwide audience of collectors and art lovers.

Fine Art Asia 2021 is also pleased to collaborate with the Hong Kong Art Galleries Association, welcoming leading Hong Kong art galleries to the fair. As with last year’s highly successful “Hong Kong Spotlight by Art Basel Hong Kong”, this initiative brings together the city’s visual arts community, which is so crucial in the current circumstances.

 

Special Exhibition

The Ink Society will present a special exhibition, “A Tribute to Ding Yanyong” at Fine Art Asia 2021. The exhibition is the fifth instalment of the “Tribute” series, which celebrates the art and legacies of master ink painters. Often referred to as “Matisse of the East”, Ding Yanyong (1902–1978) created a highly original visual language by synthesising the Chinese ink painting tradition with modern European art.

 

Academic Programme

Fine Art Asia 2021 is fortunate to have a high-profile trio of Education Partners: The Ink Society, the Hong Kong Palace Museum and Hong Kong Art School. They will once again host an Academic Programme of lectures and seminars by art experts from Hong Kong, strengthening academic discussion and interaction between scholars, galleries and collectors.

 

Safety Measures

Fine Art Asia puts the health and safety of its exhibitors and visitors first. The layout of the fair and precautionary measures will ensure appropriate social distancing and the wellbeing of all concerned. 

 

Andy Hei, Founder and Director of Fine Art Asia, said,

“Last year, we successfully organised a physical art fair amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, proving the strength of Hong Kong as an international art hub, and the enthusiasm and unity of the local art community. Despite the continuing challenges posed by the pandemic, Fine Art Asia is fortunate to be held as scheduled this year. As well as focusing on local art and antique galleries and institutions, we are happy to help some of our long-standing overseas exhibitors to participate remotely. We are also promoting a special project in line with market trends, providing collectors and art lovers with a platform of exquisite works of art.”

 

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