5 Art Fairs in Asia You Would Want To Check Out
10 July 2017
The contemporary art scene in Asia seems to be growing bigger and more international by the years, with a number of art fairs popping up here and there. Whether you’re a major collector, art lover or just curious to see the latest and greatest art work from artist around the globe, these 5 art fairs are definitely worth making the trip for.
ART STAGE JAKARTA
When: 11 – 13 August 2017
Where: Sheraton Grand Jakarta Gandaria City Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
Why: ART STAGE Jakarta claims to offers audiences the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of Southeast Asia’s fast-growing contemporary art scenes by bringing these diverse and distinct Southeast Asian art scenes and art collectors together under one roof. There will be up to 20 Indonesian galleries including Nadi Gallery, Semarang Gallery, ROH Projects, D Gallerie, Rachel Gallery and CAN’s Galerie and over 30 international galleries including some from Singapore, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Sydney.
When: 8 – 10 September 2017
Where: Shanghai Exhibition Center, Shanghai, China
Why: PHOTOFAIRS presents fine art photography and moving image from leading international galleries and their artists around the globe. It has an elegant and vibrant environment for both seasoned and new collectors and have tailored VIP and public programs that are designed to create an engaging platform for audiences all around the world. Some of the exhibitors include, A Thousand Plateaus, Blindspot Gallery, Matthew Liu Fine Arts, OFOTO Gallery and Prolab.
KIAF 2017 ART SEOUL
When: 21 – 24 September 2017
Where: COEX Hall A&B, Seoul, Korea
Why: KIAF 2017 ART SEOUL brings together groundbreaking and thought-provoking artworks of the highest quality and has become a principal destination for art professionals and enthusiasts worldwide. By inviting key curators, collectors, and other figures from across the world, KIAF ART SEOUL facilitates the introduction of vibrant new Korean art to the global art scene, thus revitalizing and spurring fresh interest in the arts.
When: 20 – 23 October 2017
Where: Taipei World Trade Center, Taiwan
Why: ART TAIPEI features the finest art from Northeast to Southeast Asia and aims to present a top-tier art feast in this year’s edition by integrating local resources, showcasing best galleries in the world, and exploring global art trends.
ASIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW (Fall Edition)
When: 21 -24 September 2017
Where: Conrad Hong Kong
Why: This Fall edition of the Show features Intersections: Japan, the first in a new series that will focus on the conceptual crossing of artistic ideas, and Artist Dialogues, an entire floor dedicated to solo and joint artist presentations. There will be more than 2,500 unique works of art spread over more than 80 art living spaces, including original paintings, limited editions, sculpture and photography from some of the world’s most interesting and promising artists.