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SPRING 2018 EDITION

OVERVIEW

SELLING YOUR ART IN HONG KONG NEXT SPRING

The Asia Contemporary Art Show offers leading art galleries and artists from around the world the opportunity to meet with and sell to art buyers and collectors from across Asia twice a year in Hong Kong – during the two busiest and most important art-buying seasons, in Spring and Fall. In addition to being the cultural centre of the Asian contemporary art scene, Hong Kong is Asia’s most mature primary and secondary art market. Home to world-class art galleries, internationally renowned auctions houses and a vibrant arts community, Hong Kong’s dynamic market brings collectors from around the world together at its premier international art fairs that take place during Hong Kong Art Week.


The 12th edition opens March 23 – 26 and will host more than 100 exhibitors across five floors, including new and emerging artists from a wide range of countries. The Spring edition will feature Intersections: China, the next in a series that focuses on works by contemporary Chinese artists that blend traditional and modern art forms, and Artist Dialogues, an entire floor dedicated to solo and joint artist presentations. The aim of both projects is create market accessibility, bringing art and artists together with new and seasoned collectors from across Asia and the world.


Exhibitors to the 10th edition of the show indicated that visitor quality and interest in their works was very high, and they found the show’s atmosphere was very conducive to a superior level of visitor engagement. Exhibiting in an intimate and engaging environment resulted in 81% of exhibitors selling works at the show!


A UNIQUE VENUE

Kicking off Hong Kong Art Week, the Show will be held across five floors at the 5-star Conrad Hong Kong atop the upscale and conveniently located Pacific Place at the heart of the city. Part of the Hilton chain, the hotel offers large, luxurious and airy 42-square-meter rooms, that are transformed into more than 100 intimate art living spaces. There is an MTR train station below the hotel; abundant parking; and many dining, shopping and entertainment options in the attached Mall.


DATES, TIMES AND SPECIAL EVENTS

The Show opens with an invitation-only VIP Collectors Preview on Friday evening March 23rd and continues with general admission over the weekend and until Monday.


ASIA’S ART WEBSITE

All exhibitors at the Show are featured on Asia’s art website, Asia Contemporary Art Buyer (www.asiacontemporaryart.com) as part of the exhibition package. As the leading art website in Asia with more than 14,000 images from 1,300+ artists, each exhibitor may feature up to 50 artworks and participate in a weekly Art Alert broadcasts to over 40,000 collectors and art buyers across Asia. This bonus exposure expands the benefits of face-to-face presentations and sales at the Show, to year-round and 24/7 exposure across the region!


TAKE A QUICK LOOK INSIDE

Click on this 2-minute video to get the “look and feel” of the Spring 2014 Show.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9_fV6EUPP4&feature=youtu.be


READ ALL ABOUT IT!

Press Release: “Closing 10th Edition Press Release”

Expat Living

The SCMP

Orange News

The Standard Hong Kong

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS & FINDINGS

The Asia Contemporary Art Show is a popular art fair held twice a year in Hong Kong during the most important times of the year for art sales – the Spring and Fall. As the largest and longest running hotel art fair in Asia, the Show welcomes new and repeat visitors to every edition. Each show continues to build upon the success of previous editions, with the recent 10th edition seeing a 10% increase in visitors and surpassing its previous sales record. The Show works closely with exhibitors, promoting their artists through extensive PR, marketing promotions and social media outreach.

 

The 12th edition of the Show will also feature: Intersections: China and Artist Dialogues


Intersections: China will be the next in a series that focuses on the conceptual crossing of artistic ideas between past and present, traditional and modern and East and West. China will be the second region to be spotlighted, and the sector will feature works that embody the diversity and dynamism, as well as the conceptual “intersections”, of contemporary Chinese art. On show will be works by artists who aim to break the artistic rules and challenge norms through expressive contemporary art forms and techniques.


Artist Dialogues dedicates an entire floor to artists exhibiting in a solo or joint presentation. A select 20 art spaces will offer artists an intimate environment to sell their work, as well as articulate their inspirations and artistic practice into a seeing and learning experience. Artists will also have the possibility to secure potential future commissions and special projects, or collaborate with other artists and galleries.

 

10th Edition Show Visitor Findings:

 

  • Visitors spent more than 3 hours at the Show, with more than 53% of respondents having visited the Show up to three times previously
  • Visitors are regular art buyers, with 51% of respondents indicating that they habitually visit art fairs and art galleries, while 21% of respondents are looking to start their own private art collection
  • More than 80% of visitors would visit the Show again, with most recommending the Show to a friend
  • Source: Asia Contemporary Art Show Spring 2017 Visitor Survey