Asia Contemporary Art Show Returns To The Conrad

August 17, 2018

NewsStandOnline.Net (17-August-2018): The Asia Contemporary Art Show returns for its 13th edition from September 28 to October 1 at the Conrad Hong Kong. The four-day event will welcome more than 80 galleries from Asia and the world, including up-and-coming and mid-career artists.

“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.”

Bringing a world of art to Hong Kong, the 13th edition of the Show will feature “Intersections: South Korea,” the third in the popular sector series, and Artist Dialogues presented by Cask 88, an entire floor dedicated to solo and joint artist presentations.

“Intersections: South Korea” presents a series of dynamic and diverse works by selected galleries, artists, and artist collectives that highlight the fusion of influences from Confucian to Christian, and reflect popular culture (K-pop) as well as social issues that shape South Korean contemporary art.

Asia Contemporary Art Show Returns To The Conrad

Artist Dialogues presented by Cask 88 invites artists from around the world to exhibit in a solo or joint presentation. Spread across more than 20 art spaces, artists will enjoy an intimate environment to sell their work as well as articulate their artistic practice into a viewing, learning and art buying experience for the visitor.

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. “Tabula Rasa” by Rovi Salegumba on view in Room 4018 depicts lead Partner relationships and social systems.

Seong Taejin, is an established artist whose highly textured and brightly painted wood carvings are popular among collectors. We are also 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 recognizable.”