Asia Society announced it will open its first-ever center in Japan, in partnership with the International House of Japan in Tokyo. The center will open at a critical juncture as Japan, the world’s 3rd largest economy, seeks a more prominent role in promoting global security and international trade, having recently led the successful negotiations of the 11 remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
Keiichi Tanaami, Crayon Angel, 1975, Courtesy of the artist and Nanzuka
Kabinett, a much-loved sector of Art Basel’s Miami Beach show, will make its Hong Kong debut in March 2017. The first edition of Kabinett at Art Basel’s Hong Kong show will include 19 carefully curated projects, ranging from thematic group presentations to solo shows, presented by exhibitors from Asia, Europe and the United States. Artists to be showcased include Etel Adnan, Cao Yu, Christo, Piero Dorazio, Candida Höfer, Abbas Kiarostami, Kwon Young-Woo, Lee Kit, Yuko Mohri, OSGEMEOS, Bettina Pousttchi, Qiu Xiaofei, Sanyu, SHIMURAbros, Song Ta, Keiichi Tanaami, Wang Qingsong, Ming Wong and Heimo Zobernig.
ART TAIPEI 2015 view
ART TAIPEI, propelled and run by the Taiwan Art Gallery Association, in hopes of consolidating the respective strengths of each region, and moreover to unify the sophisticated, unwavering key players of the Asian art scene: Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea. Henceforth, this could encourage an influx of artistic perspectives from South East Asia and Europe. ART TAIPEI is proud to have invited a total of 150 domestic and foreign galleries: 67 from Taiwan,11 from Europe, 42 from Japan/Korea, 19 from China, and 11 from South East Asia. There had been 55 galleries applying for the first time to be part of ART TAIPEI 2016 where 38 were successfully accepted into the fair after review and selection. In continuation of ART TAIPEI 2015’s feature sections, we will be reintroducing the following fair areas: Galleries, Future, Frontier, and Public Art. On top of these recurring aspects, we will also be launching a new section called Voice of Image. Altogether this forms a complete map of ART TAIPEI 2016’s exhibition areas. This reflects ART TAIPEI’s forward-looking mindset by incorporating multimedia innovations.
Richard Maloy, Yellow Structure (2016), Starkwhite Gallery, Courtesy the artist and the gallery
Art Basel show in Hong Kong(24~26 Mar) announced the artist list of Encounters sector.Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace in Sydney returns to curate the Encounters sector of Art Basel in Hong Kong for the second time, presenting 16 artworks by artists from 12 countries and territories: Australia, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Mainland China, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The sector is a unique platform that transcends the traditional art fair stand, presenting large-scale sculptural installations and will feature work by Brook Andrew, Charles Avery, Hans Berg and Nathalie Djurberg, Roberto Chabet, Chen Zhen, Isa Genzken, Kyungah Ham, Arik Levy, Peter Liversidge, Richard Maloy, Tintin Wulia, Tromarama, Keiji Uematsu, Lawrence Weiner, Pae White and Zhang Ding.
Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 in Hong Kong
Art Basel announced today the Exhibitor list of its fourth edition in Hong Kong, taking place for the second time in March. The Hong Kong show of Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will feature 239 premier galleries from 35 countries and territories, presenting works of the highest quality that range from the Modern period of the early 20th century to the most contemporary artists of today. Once again, Art Basel will be a showcase for art from the region of Asia and Asia-Pacific, where half of its galleries have exhibition spaces. Art Basel in Hong Kong will open to the public from Thursday, March 24 to Saturday, March 26, 2016, and will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
The Prisoner of Book No.5 2014 oil on paper
Pace Gallery is now launching in Hong Kong with a new office, bringing one of the most famous Chinese contemporary artist Zhang Xiaogang’s latest oil on paper works to constitute its inaugural show in May.
Sleeper 2013 Ⅰ 2013 Oil on PanelThe solo exhibition “Sleepers” of Japanese Artist, Atsushi Suwa, will be held at Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery in Hong Kong. Although Atsushi Suwa’s works have been exhibited in group shows and at ART Hong Kong - the predecessor of ART BASEL in Hong Kong, this is the first time over 20 of his works have been exhibited together in Hong Kong. And also we can view his new works at the exhibition “Currents Japanese contemporary art” at James Christie Room in Hong Kong from May 9th to 28th (from the 20th by appointment only).
Justin Lim, Forgotten Paradise, 2013, Acrylic on canvas, 182x152cm
Art Stage Singapore presents art in context with its country and regional Platforms at its 2014 edition of the fair. Seven country and regional Platforms – Southeast Asia, India, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Australia – will feature artists’ works curated to fit into the contemporary art landscapes of each country or region. These curated sales exhibitions are a new component of Art Stage Singapore 2014, in addition to its general fair booths. The Platforms also offer art collectors and enthusiasts the opportunity to discover tomorrow’s leading lights. Art Stage Singapore will be collaborating with experts in the art scenes of the respective countries like curators, galleries and advisors to guide the exhibition presentation of the Platforms.
Art Stage 2013 Entrance Arch 1 Courtesy Art Stage
Art Stage Singapore breaks new ground with the announcement of its latest fair component. To be held from 16 to 19 January (Vernissage on 15 January) at Marina Bay Sands, Art Stage Singapore 2014 will introduce country/ region-specific Platforms in collaboration with galleries and curators.
Outside View © Art Basel 2012
Art Basel announced the details of its 44th edition in Basel, Switzerland, taking place June 13 to June 16, 2013. This year, 304 leading international galleries will present 11 decades of work, ranging from the Modern period of the early 20th century to the most contemporary.This year, many elements of the show will be housed within the new extension of Hall 1, designed by internationally renowned Basel architects Herzog & de Meuron and directly sited on Messeplatz. While the previously existing part of Hall 1 will be given completely over to Unlimited, the Statements and Magazines sectors, and the auditorium for the Conversations and Salon series, will be sited within the new state of the art exhibition hall.