art HK 11: hong kong international art fair art HK 11: hong kong international art fair
may 24, 2011

art HK 11: hong kong international art fair

organized by the hong kong design centre, the 2011 edition of art HK hong kong international art fair opens its doors thursday, may 26th until sunday, may 29th 2011. since its inception in 2008, the event has established itself as one of the most extensive showcases of modern and contemporary art in asia. more than 260 galleries from 38 countries will gather at the hong kong convention and exhibition centre representing a diverse selection of works by international artists.

new to the fair this year is ‘art futures’, an art HK feature which showcases emerging talent represented by galleries established in or after 2006. sponsored by lane crawford, 20sqm and 30 sqm spaces will present one or two gallery artists who must be aged 35 or less at the time of application.

you can see a full listing of participating galleries here.

cao fei + MAP office create a site-specific installation and experience via film and the online virtual community, second life with ‘no lab on tour’, an exhibition that recalls the natural disaster of hurricane katrina image courtesy of SCAD (savannah college of art and design hong kong)

the fair also includes many off-site exhibitions that will still be on show past the duration of art HK 2011 such as ‘no lab’ a multimedia exhibition in which guangzhou native cao fei joins forces with hong kong-based studio MAP office to create a site-specific installation and experience via film and the online virtual community, recalling the natural disaster of hurricane katrina on show at SCAD gallery hong kong from may 27th to august 12th, 2011.

zhang huan ‘three heads six arms’ steel and copper, 2008 315 x 709 x 394 inches (800 x 1800 x 1000 cm) san francisco civic center plaza, san francisco courtesy of san francisco arts commission and the pace gallery, NY

shanghai and new york-based artist zhang huan exhibits his 15 ton ‘three heads six arms’ within the exterior plaza of the 1881 heritage mall until june 30th, 2011.

halley cheng feng shui furnishing minis vs. matteo ricci ball pen, pencil, charcoal, oil based pen and oil on wood 81.3 X 122 cm 2011

grotto fine art presents ‘game theory’ an exhibition of new works by hong kong-based artist halley cheng. for this series, cheng mixes imagery from old paintings, inserting traditional chinese literati sentiment into compositions with a contemporary approach, combining these protagonists with images with video game motifs and symbols. the show runs until may 28th, 2011.

  • think of that: HONGKONG is China! It would be a great statement not to attend – as a symbol against the increased suppression of writers, journalists, artists and activists.

    think of Ai Weiwei, lu xiaobo and many others…

    not attending! says:
  • hong kong is not china

    himmhui says:
  • lol, Hong Kong is or is not China argument. But you’re all Chinese right? lol~ or is it Hong Konese?-lol~ or are you guys British? I know a lot of Hong Kong people wants to be Japanese. You guys have a problem of uniting and defining your own culture. Internationalism…. this is what happens.
    Well anyway,
    Hong Kong’s art is too commercialized anyway. It’s not art, just business. If you guys are artists you guys should do something to support Ai Weiwei. Neither Hong Kong nor China supports creativity so this could be a start.

    Anti-hate of hong Kong people says:
  • Why does every wannabe talk about Ai Weiwei these days?
    Because he is famous, and you want to catch a bit of ray of his fame?
    What do you really know about him and his work?
    Why didn’t you step up for the infamous and ordinary people, when they received injustice in China before?
    Why do you still buy Coca Cola or VW in the West, while these companies (only to name 2 examples) make big business in China?
    Politics are more complex than some rural originated Westerners might assume from their viewpoint, gained from some local news.
    What do you really think you know about China, Hong Kong or any part of the world, but your small town?

    In this article, we talk about an art fair – why don’t i read these silly comments on an article about an art fair elsewhere, but in Hong Kong?

    And before some freak tries to judge on the identity of Hong Kong, this freak should probably experience some traveling instead of internet surfing, to find out about the strong identity of Hong Kong.

    And: if any fashion-activist raises the shallow question again “Where is Ai Weiwei?” – He is in a Chinese prison. But instead of trying to be political fashionable, you could ask yourself, how to be more constructive, much rather than to raise rhetorical and so thought political correct questions, from the viewpoint of some rural originated Westerners.

    Marcus says:

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