February 23, 2010 - ART HK - Hong Kong International Art Fair
February 23, 2010

Hong Kong International Art Fair

ART HK 10 – Hong Kong International Art Fair
27 – 30 May

www.hongkongartfair.com

ART HK 10 PRESENTS THE STRONGEST EVER LINE-UP FOR AN ART FAIR IN ASIA

Back for its third year, ART HK 10 – Hong Kong International Art Fair will take place from 27 – 30 May 2010 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Sponsored by Deutsche Bank, ART HK 10 is delighted to present the strongest exhibitor line-up for an art fair in Asia to date, affirming its position as the leading art fair in Asia.

This year, ART HK 10 will welcome over 140 galleries from 28 countries. Leading galleries such as Gagosian Gallery, Lisson Gallery & White Cube are returning this year and, in addition to top level galleries from Asia, ART HK will present a strengthened line-up of western galleries. New additions include Hauser & Wirth with galleries in Zurich, London & New York, Galerie Lelong from New York, Paris & Zurich, Emmanuel Perrotin from Paris, Bernier/Eliades Gallery from Athens, Almine Rech Gallery from Brussels and Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, James Cohan Gallery, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, Paul Kasmin Gallery, Leo Castelli Gallery, Marianne Boesky Gallery and Sperone Westwater from New York amongst many others.

The strength of Asian galleries represented at the Fair will continue this year with the return of Hanart TZ Gallery from Hong Kong, SCAI THE BATHHOUSE from Tokyo, Kukje Gallery from Seoul and Eslite Gallery from Taipei. Galleries new to the Fair include Long March Space from Beijing, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery from Sydney and ShugoArts from Tokyo.

The Fair will also feature diverse solo presentations from a number of the world’s most respected contemporary artists. Highlights so far include Chinese artist Liu Ye for Sperone Westwater, Japanese artists Yoshitomo Nara for Marianne Boesky, Aya Takano for Emmanuel Perrotin and the acclaimed Glasgow artist Jim Lambie for The Modern Institute.

Magnus Renfrew, Fair Director, ART HK, comments: “We are excited that the role of ART HK takes an even bigger step forward in 2010 with the support of Deutsche Bank. Our shared vision and active partnership will bring us one step closer to affirming ART HK’s position as one of the leading art fairs. We are delighted that so many established galleries from around the globe want to show their best work at ART HK 10″.

In the last two years, ART HK has fast become a key fixture on the international art calendar. The fact that there are no taxes on the import or export of art, combined with the role of the city as the financial capital of the Far East, geographically positioned at the heart of Asia, are but a few reasons as to why Hong Kong has emerged as Asia’s primary destination for art.

Since the Fair’s inception in 2008, ART HK has welcomed nearly 50,000 visitors. Last year, ART HK 09 hosted a total of 115 galleries from 24 countries, and the Fair space increased by one-third over its inaugural year.

ART HK also attracts an outstanding mix of international collectors, curators and museum directors. “The calibre of galleries that ART HK has been able to secure has attracted an impressive number of VIPs from across the region,” explains Richard Chang, an Advisory Board member of ART HK and major art collector. “ART HK has not only proved itself to be a leading international fair, but a must for those looking to brush shoulders with the ‘who’s who’ of the art world.”

ART HK 10 will see the development of the ART FUTURES section, welcoming exciting young galleries for the first time such as Pilar Corrias Gallery from London, who will present a solo exhibition by Shahzia Sikander, and AANDO FINE ART from Berlin, to feature a solo presentation by Aya Ben Ron. Debuting at last year’s Fair, the ART FUTURES section is dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging artists from new galleries less than five years old, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to experience the latest developments in cutting edge art.

Accompanying the exceptional exhibitor line-up, ART HK 10 will continue to serve as an important art educator, presenting Backroom Conversations, a series of exciting panel discussions with leading international collectors, curators and contemporary artists, organised by Asia Art Archive, the region’s premiere research platform and library for contemporary art. Topics include a Japan country focus, museum focus, activism in art, and building endowments for the arts, as well as documentary screenings. Guest speakers include Shinji Kohmoto, Chief Curator at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Yukie Kamiya, Chief Curator at the Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Doryun Chong, Associate Curator at the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Andrew Maerkle, Tokyo based writer and art critic, Dr Gene Sherman, Chairman and Executive Director of the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Daniela Zyman, Chief curator of Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Agnes Lin, Founder and Director of Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong, Savita Apte, Art Historian and Director of Art Dubai, Eungie Joo, Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs at the New Museum, New York, Daniel Brine, Artistic Director of Performance Space in Sydney, Adele Tan, Art Critic and writer, Zanny Begg, Australian artist, Wong Hoy Cheong, Malaysian artist, Manray Hsu, independent curator and art critic. Full details of the education program will be released in late February.

ART HK 10 Exhibitors:
10 Chancery Lane Gallery / 100 Tonson Gallery / Galerie313 / acb Contemporary Art Gallery / Galeriá Álvaro Alcázar / Alisan Fine Arts / Galerie Anhava / Arario Gallery / ARATANIURANO / Ark Galerie / ARNDT / Art Beatus Gallery / aye gallery / Aye • Eastation Gallery / Ayyam Gallery / Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art / Beijing Art Now Gallery / Beijing Commune / Bernier/Eliades Gallery / Boers-Li Gallery / Marianne Boesky Gallery / BREENSPACE / Ben Brown Fine Arts / CAIS Gallery / Leo Castelli Gallery / The Cat Street Gallery / Charest-Weinberg Gallery / James Cohan Gallery / The Columns Gallery / CONTEMPORARY BY ANGELA LI / Galleria Continua / Contrasts Gallery / Conny Dietzschold Gallery / DNA / The Drawing Room / Eastlink Gallery / Thomas Erben Gallery / Eslite Gallery / F2 Gallery / Galerie Forsblom / Frey Norris Gallery / Gagosian Gallery / GALERIST / Gana Art / Gandhara-Art / gdm / Robert Goff Gallery / Galerie Grand Siècle / GRANTPIRRIE / Green Cardamom / Greenberg Van Doren Gallery / Grotto Fine Art / Hakgojae / Hanart TZ Gallery / Hauser & Wirth / Galerie Kashya Hildebrand / Galerie Ernst Hilger / Michael Hoppen Gallery / Galerie Caprice Horn / Hwa’s Gallery / GALLERY HYUNDAI / Gallery IHN / Ingleby Gallery / Taka Ishii Gallery / Galerie Michael Janssen / JGM. Galerie / Amelia Johnson Contemporary / Paul Kasmin Gallery / gbk – Gallery Barry Keldoulis / Keumsan Gallery / Tomio Koyama Gallery / Kukje Gallery / Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery / L.A. Galerie Lothar Albrecht / Langgeng Gallery / Lehmann Maupin Gallery / Galerie Lelong / LEVY / Lisson Gallery / Long March Space / Galerie Urs Meile / MEM / Mizuma Art Gallery / The Modern Institute/Toby Webster Ltd / Mori Gallery / Nadi Gallery / NANZUKA UNDERGROUND / Anna Ning Fine Art / ONE AND J. Gallery / Osage Gallery / Ota Fine Arts / Other Criteria / Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery / Pace Beijing / Galerie Paris-Beijing / PARK RYU SOOK GALLERY / Pékin Fine Arts / Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin / Plum Blossoms Gallery / Primo Marella Gallery / Max Protetch Gallery / PYO Gallery / Galerie Quynh / ALMINE RECH GALLERY / Red Bridge Gallery / Red Gate Gallery / Röntgenwerke AG / Galerie Stefan Röpke / Rossi + Rossi / Sakshi Gallery / SCAI THE BATHHOUSE / Schoeni Art Gallery / SCHUEBBE PROJECTS / Michael Schultz Gallery / ShanghART Gallery / ShugoArts / Gallery Side 2 / Silverlens Gallery / Singapore Tyler Print Institute / Soka Art Center / Sperone Westwater / Star Gallery / Starkwhite / Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art / Sutton Gallery / Tang Contemporary Art / Tokyo Gallery + BTAP / Tolarno Galleries / WAKO WORKS OF ART / White Cube / x-ist / YAMAMOTO GENDAI / Galerie Zink

ART FUTURES:
140sqm Gallery / AANDO FINE ART / Galerie Lena Brüning / Chatterjee & Lal / Chi-Wen Gallery / Pilar Corrias Gallery / Gallery EXIT / Input/Output / Langgeng Gallery / Man&Eve / Ooi Botos Gallery / Paradise Row / Project 88 / Rokeby / Take Ninagawa / Y++/Wada Fine Arts

Visitor Information

Opening dates and hours:
Thursday, 27 May, 12 noon – 9pm
Friday, 28 May, 12 noon – 8pm
Saturday, 29 May, 12 noon – 7pm
Sunday, 30 May, 12 noon – 5pm

Preview:
Wednesday, 26 May, Collectors’ Preview: 4pm – 6pm (Invitation only)
Vernissage: 6pm – 9pm (Invitation or pre-booked tickets only)

Tickets for ART HK 10 go on sale from early March 2010 at www.hkticketing.com

For further details on ART HK 10 visit www.hongkongartfair.com or call +852 2918 8793

Media contact:
International contact:
Roxana Pennie
Calum Sutton PR
T: +44 (0) 207 183 3577
E: roxana@suttonpr.com

Hong Kong contact:
Erica Siu or Jocelyn Liipfert
impactasia (Hong Kong)
T: +852 2521 1498
E:erica@impactasia.com, jocelyn@impactasia.com

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