ASIA NOW – Paris Asian Art Fair

ASIA NOW – Paris Asian Art Fair

ASIA NOW – Paris Asian Art Fair

Chen Wei, Night Paris, 2015. Archival inkjet print, 150 x 187.5 cm. © The artist and Leo Xu Projects.
October 1, 2015

October 20–22, 2015 

Press preview and VIP opening: October 19 (by invitation)

Espace Pierre Cardin
1 avenue Gabriel
75008 Paris

ASIA NOW – Paris Asian Art Fair is the first boutique art fair in France and Europe to bring a new perspective to contemporary Asian art, shining a light on all it has to offer to the international scene by presenting artistic practices of 45 artists.

For the occasion, LEAP, China’s contemporary art magazine, will launch its first French edition.

ASIA NOW, led by director and co-founder Alexandra Fain and artistic advisor Ami Barak, in collaboration with the advisory committee, present:

The Exhibition section focuses on solo or group shows from the most talented artists of their generation, supported by leading cutting-edge galleries, including: 

AIKE-DELLARCO (Shanghai); ARNDT Fine Art (Berlin/Singapore); A Thousand Plateaus Art Space (Chengdu, China); A2Z Art Gallery (Paris); BANK Gallery (Shanghai); CHOI&LAGER (Cologne); De Sarthe Gallery (Hong Kong/ Beijing); Edouard Malingue Gallery (Hong Kong); Gallery Naruyama (Tokyo); Galerie Quynh (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam); ifa gallery (Brussels/Shanghai); Leo Xu Projects (Shanghai); galerie Magda Danysz (Paris/Shanghai); New Galerie (Paris/New York); Primo Marella Gallery (Milan); Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Sa Sa Bassac (Phnom Penh, Cambodia); and 313 ART PROJECT gallery (Seoul).

The fair displays specific curatorial projects: LEAP Pavilion, curated by Robin Peckham and dedicated to the Hong Kong scene; Chinese and Korean off-site projects at Park Hyatt BLAST!, held in parallel with Art in the City Festival in Shanghai; Perfect Design Projects, curated by Morgan Morris and Jean-Marc Decrop, showcasing collectible design by five Chinese designers and hosting a project by Xu Qu for the Mimi Ullens Foundation.

The Conversations section, meanwhile, with the participation of LEAP Magazine, will take place on October 20 from 10am to 7pm at Théâtre de l’Espace Pierre Cardin. It will feature:

“‘Truth’ – a journey from Beijing to Paris by Wang Sishun”
Ami Barak (art critic, curator), Wang Sishun (artist), Corentin Hamel (co-director of New Galerie)

“Indonesia Now”
Hervé Mikaeloff (independent curator and consultant in contemporary art), Matthias Arndt (specialist of the Southeast Asian scene), Joseph Ng (curator and writer), Laure Raibaut (expert in contemporary Asian art) 
Hybrid Cultures and Migrating Art Scenes Robin Peckham (editor-in-chief, LEAP Magazine), Ang Sookoon (Singapore/Paris-based artist)

“How I fell in love with China”Guy Ullens (founder of the Guy and Myriam Ullens Foundation), Jérôme Sans (Artistic director and co-founder of the Palais de Tokyo, former director of the Ullens Center of Contemporary art, co-founder of Perfect Crossovers, and co-artistic director of the Grand Paris Express), Jean-Marc Decrop (expert in Chinese art).  

Nicolas Bourriaud (curator) in conversation with Chou Yu-Cheng (Taiwanese artist)

“New Directions: China’s Young Artists Today”
Phil Tinari (Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing) and Tao Hui (Chinese artist)

“Resistance: Contemporary art in Hong Kong” 
Caroline Ha Thuc (art critic, curator, author) 

“10 points you need to know about (collecting) Chinese art”
Karen Levy (collector and co-founder of The Art of this Century)

Screening and presentation of Factory Complex
Im Heung-soon (Korean artist, winner of the Silver Lion for Promising Young Artist at the 56th Venice Biennale), Jo-ey Tang (curator of Inside China at the Palais de Tokyo in collaboration with K11), Sunhee Choi (director and founder of Choi&Lager gallery, Köln), Joanne Kim (program director of ASIA NOW)

ASoutheast Asian Scene” talk is under construction; details will soon be available online here, along with full schedule.

Talks are conducted in French / English / Chinese with direct translations.

The Documentation section is curated by Philip Tinari for the UCCA Bookstore.

Press contact
France and International: Brunswick Arts
Leslie Compan and Jeanne Grouet: T +33(0) 6 29 18 48 12 / asianowparis [​at​]

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