Art Central, Hong Kong’s vibrant contemporary art fair, will open to the public this Wednesday after two days of media and VIP previews.
This year, program highlights include spectacular large-scale installations, an engaging talks program, performance art and tours. New for 2016 is the launch of three curated projects; MEDIA X MUMM in partnership with G.H. Mumm Champagne, ROUNDTABLE X 4A and SCREEN X EXPERIMENTA.
Returning to the Central Harbourfront from 23-26 March 2016, the fair builds upon the success of the inaugural event that attracted 30,000 visitors from Hong Kong and around the world.
Art Central 2016 will present over 100 hand-selected galleries from 20 countries, with over 70% hailing from greater Asia, represented in three main sections CENTRAL, RISE and PROJECTS.
A must-see destination for both the art world’s press and collectors alike Art Central has already been in the news this week
Georgina Adams reported on Art Central for the Financial Times Weekend Collecting Supplement:
“Art Central boasts more than 100 dealers with almost three-quarters from Asian countries – Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan and, of course, Hong Kong. Among the sections is a project space with large-scale installations, including “Growth” (2016) by Indonesian born Dwi Setianto, a vast collection of ink drawings (Sin Sin gallery).”
While Hannah McGivern and Ermanno Rivetti have covered Art Central for The Art Newspaper online:
“A short cab ride from the Hong Kong Convention Centre, where the main fair takes place, the satellite fair, Art Central, returns to Central Harbourfront with more than 100 participating galleries, of which 30 have never shown in Hong Kong before. There is a stronger emphasis on talks and discussions for its second edition (23-26 March, invited guests 21 March). The talks programme, presented by the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, boasts an impressive line-up of speakers including Alexandra Munroe, the Asian art and senior advisor at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation, Karin Oen, the assistant curator of contemporary art at the Asian Art Museum San Francisco.”
With further coverage in The Art Newspaper and Art+Auction, there is sure to be more to follow as the week progresses with busy sales creating a buzz of excitement around this important new addition to Hong Kong Art Week.
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