By: Aoife Mackenzie
You’re probably already planning for the upcoming public holidays and we’ve got you covered for the long weekend of 28 September to 1 October. The Asia Contemporary Art Show – Asia’s longest running and most successful art exhibition – returns to Hong Kong for its 13th showcase at the Conrad Hong Kong, with contributions from over 80 galleries from Asia and the world. The Fall 2018 edition will host over 250 participating artists and present unique collections for you to peruse, while sipping on custom cocktails.
Throughout the weekend, you can delve into vibrant, curated pieces from countries such as Myanmar, the United States, South Korea, Lebanon, Russia, China, Japan and Hong Kong. Far from being a stuffy affair, this exhibition selects the most contemporary creations – by established and emerging artists – to encourage participation and stimulate conversations about art. With an emphasis on cultural diversity and topical social issues; the Asia Contemporary Art Show is for everyone, from the most discerning connoisseur, to those just beginning to discover the art world.
Intersections: South Korea
The upcoming Show features a special sector, “Intersections: South Korea”, which presents a series of dynamic and distinct works from over 70 Korean artists. The sector will highlight a fusion of influences, and reflect popular culture trends (K-pop), as well as illustrating social issues that shape South Korean modern art. Famous artists like Seong Taejin, Yoo Sun-Tai and Han Kyu Wha will exhibit their work at the Show.
The “Mixed Media” section is another exciting element of the Asia Contemporary Art Show. Mixed media is method art – made famous by Pablo Picasso and Damien Hirst – comprising a combination of different materials, especially those associated with different mediums, such as paintings and sculptures.
This year, the Show will welcome many international mixed media artists including Wang Liwei, an exciting young Chinese creator who sculpts with leather, Tibetan artist, Nornor, and Japanese artist, Ikumi Nakada. Other mixed media artists will also feature at the Show including: Hans Innemee (Netherlands), Chen Wennan, You Yang and Yu Yue (China), Lydia Moawad (Lebanon) and Ram Mallari Jr. (Philippines).
Beginning on Friday, 28 September, arts patrons and select guests will be welcomed to the Asia Contemporary Art Show at an exclusive UnionPay Private View, followed by UnionPay VIP Collectors Preview. General admission opens on Saturday, 29 September and continues with regular show hours until Monday, 1 October. Art fairs have enjoyed record-breaking attendance and auction results recently, which goes to show the increasing popularity of the creative movement in Hong Kong.
Whether you’re interested in browsing or buying, you can find more information about The Asia Contemporary Art Show on their website. Tickets are on sale now and limited “2-for-1” deals are priced at HK$270 on HK Ticketing.
We are giving away 20 SETS of VIP tickets which allows for complimentary admission for two people + two drinks.
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