The First Physical Art Fair to be launched in Hong Kong 2020
Fine Art Asia | 27-30 November 2020
Fine Art Asia 2020, Asia’s leading international fine art fair, will be held from Friday 27 November to Monday 30 November 2020, with a Preview on Thursday, 26 November 2020, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Fine Art Asia 2020 is recognised by the international art world as the most distinguished annual fine art fair in the region. Founded in 2006, the fair attracts leading Hong Kong and international galleries, and provides an unrivalled platform for art and antiques in Asia. As usual, Fine Art Asia 2020 showcases museum-quality Asian and Western antiques, jewellery, modern and contemporary art, as well as a spectacular array of ink art.
Participating Galleries and Organisations
This year, Fine Art Asia is going to focus more on Hong Kong’s galleries and art institutions in light of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a total of 33 galleries and 8 art-related institutions.
Renowned exhibitors returning to Fine Art Asia include Barrère Hong Kong presenting a selection of important Buddhist sculptures ranging from the Wei to the Qing Dynasty, as well as oil paintings from Anle Chen; Palais Royal (Hong Kong/Paris) exhibiting a sophisticated presentation of designed jewellery, as well as important antique and vintage jewellery; Whitestone Gallery (Hong Kong/Tokyo/Taipei) showing artworks by their iconic Gutai artists including Kazuo Shiraga (1924-2008) and Chinese mixed-media artist Yang Yongliang (b. 1980); and Soluna Fine Art (Hong Kong) presenting Asian contemporary objects, paintings, works on paper and fine art photography. Among new exhibitors at this year’s fair including Over the Influence (Hong Kong/Los Angeles) with contemporary photography works by award-winning photographer Mark Nixon (b.1959); and SABOO (Hong Kong) with contemporary fine jewellery.
Regular highlight exhibitors at Fine Art Asia 2020 are Wui Po Kok (Hong Kong) who specialises ancient Chinese bronzes and works of art; Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery (Hong Kong) with ink paintings by
Li Hua-yi (b.1948) and Pong Gong-kai (b.1947); Tanya Baxter Contemporary (Hong Kong/London) who will bring works by prominent artists such as Andy Warhol (1928-1987) and Bridget Riley (b.1931); Pékin Fine Arts Gallery (Hong Kong/Beijing) who will exhibit acclaimed South African Pieter Hugo (b.1976) and Chinese artist Zhang Dali (b. 1963); Boogie Woogie Photography (Hong Kong) who will explore themes of women and Mother Nature by showing works by emerging and established photographers such as Stephanie Cheng (b.1995) and Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986);
Hanart TZ Gallery (Hong Kong) who will exhibit modern and contemporary art by 7 Chinese renowned artists including Cai Jun (b.1965) and Leung Kui Ting (b.1945), while Grotto Fine Art (Hong Kong) with works by 11 Hong Kong artists including Koon Wai-bong (b.1974) and Yau Wing-fung (b.1990).
Maria Kiang Chinese Art (Hong Kong) and Chelesa Art (Hong Kong/Shanghai) proudly present the collaborative exhibition Convergence at the fair, promoting the integration and dialogue between classical Chinese art, paintings and design. The exhibition offers an exchange between ancient Chinese scholarly works of art, contemporary ink and collectible design with historic and cross-cultural influences.
To celebrate the art and legacies of master ink painters, The Ink Society (Hong Kong) continues their “Tribute” series by presenting A Tribute to Luis Chan (1905-1995) at Fine Art Asia 2020, who was one of Hong Kong’s most original mid-20th century artists whose art reflects the city’s identity and environment of the time.
Art institutions and beneficiary organisations
With the intention of presenting a diverse art fair with more engagement of local art-related parties, Fine Art Asia 2020 is pleased to welcome different institutions and organisations, including art-at-all with the “Outstanding Student Artist Award” and The Souvereign Art Foundation with the finalists’ exhibition of “Student Prize Hong Kong 2020”.
The beneficiaries of the fair are ADAM Arts Creation, a social enterprise with the aim of creating opportunities for talented artists with disabilities; and Hong Kong Cancer Fund hosting a charity auction with works by local artists curated by Eric Leung Shiu Kei.
Fine Art Asia 2020 is sponsored for the 2nd year in succession by Lalique Asia, a world-famous French luxury brand of crystal decorative art, which will again present a splendid showcase of their fine crystals and glass art.
Launch of “Hong Kong Spotlight by Art Basel”
Fine Art Asia 2020 is pleased to collaborate with Art Basel and to welcome Hong Kong Spotlight by Art Basel (Hong Kong Spotlight) to the fair. Hong Kong Spotlight supports and brings together the city’s visual arts community, creating an opportunity to experience art and exchange ideas in person. The presentation will feature Hong Kong galleries who have participated in previous editions of Art Basel Hong Kong.
Please see the list of participating galleries at fineartasia.com/hkspotlight/
Fine Art Asia 2020 hosts an Academic Programme of lectures and seminars by art experts from Hong Kong. Highlights include:
– “M+: 21st Century Museum” by Ms Suhanya Raffel, museum director of M+ (presented by The Ink Society)
– “Emperor Qianlong’s Hidden Treasures” by Dr Nicole Chiang, curator of Hong Kong Palace Museum (presented by Hong Kong Palace Museum)
– “Living with Old and New: Collecting Contemporary and Historic Art” by Ms Maria Kiang, founder of Maria Kiang Chinese art; Ms Catherine Kwai, founder and director of Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery; and Ms Amna Naqvi, founder of AAN Foundation (presented by Fine Art Asia and Hong Kong Spotlight by Art Basel).
For details of all lectures, please visit fineartasia.com/academic-programme/
Fine Art Asia puts the health and safety of its exhibitors and visitors first. New measures are introduced to ensure appropriate social distancing and the safety of all concerned. All personnel of the fair and visitors are requested to wear masks, check temperature and fill in health declaration form before accessing the hall area.
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