Nepal, 12th century
Copper alloy with gilding, semi-precious
stones, and pigment
Raymond Cauchetier (b. 1920)
Boogie Woogie Photography,
A pair of George IV ewers
Marks: London, sterling standard,
1826-27, king’s head, maker’s
mark of Edward Farrell
Koopman Rare Art, London
Fine Art Asia 2017, Asia’s leading international fine art fair, returns to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from Saturday 30th September to Tuesday 3rd October 2017, with a VIP Preview and Vernissage on Friday 29th September.
The fair crowns the peak of the October art season in Hong Kong and coincides with Sotheby’s auctions in the same venue. Along with art exhibitions and events across the city, the vibrant art scene attracts a sophisticated audience of dealers, collectors, curators and art lovers from throughout Asia as well as from all over the world.
Fine Art Asia has become renowned as Asia’s foremost fair dedicated to art and antiques. The fair showcases museum-quality works of art spanning 5,000 years of cultural history, from antiquity to the present day. The fair provides a unique opportunity to view and acquire the best artworks across a wide range of collecting categories, including Asian and Western antiques; jewellery, antique silver and timepieces; Impressionist, modern and contemporary art and design; and photography.
Andy Hei, Co-Chairman and Director of Fine Art Asia said, “We are proud to host almost 100 world-renowned Hong Kong and international galleries, presenting an outstanding display of fine art and antiques. It is a pleasure to welcome old friends as well as new galleries from all over the world. Hong Kong is the centre of the art market in Asia, attracting leading dealers, connoisseurs and art collectors.”
Renowned Exhibitors at Fine Art Asia 2017
Among world-renowned Asian antique dealers returning to Fine Art Asia 2017 are Rossi & Rossi (London/Hong Kong), Vanderven Oriental Art (The Netherlands), Robert Hall (London),Priestley & Ferraro (London), Barrère (Hong Kong), David Aaron (London), Wui Po Kok Antique Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong), Gallery Lamy (Brussels) and Tenzing Asian Art (San Francisco) who will present a wide range of rare Chinese and Himalayan antiques and works of art; while Kaikodo (New York) returns with fine Chinese classical Chinese paintings.
Koopman Rare Art (London), Esmé Parish (Singapore/Hong Kong) and Silver & Silver (Milan) return to the fair with fine antique silver; Somlo Antiques (London) with exquisite antique timepieces. Boghossian (Geneva/Hong Kong/London), Susan Ollemans (London) and D’Joya (Birmingham) showcase rare jewellery. Leading dealers Gladwell & Patterson (London); Galerie l’Angélus (Barbizon, France); Galerie Dumonteil (Paris/Shanghai/New York) and Shibunkaku (Kyoto) present Impressionist, modern and contemporary art and sculpture.
An expanded Photography section presenting an eclectic selection of artworks from vintage to contemporary features Boogie Woogie Photography Agency (Hong Kong), Blue Lotus Gallery (Hong Kong), La Galerie Paris 1839 (Hong Kong), Novalis Contemporary Art + Design (Hong Kong) and Zen Foto Gallery (Tokyo).
Among new exhibitors at this year’s fair are leading antiques and art galleries from Asia, Europe and the USA, including Carlton Rochell (New York) with Buddhist masterworks from Tibet and Nepal; Jorge Welsh Works of Art (London/Lisbon), with Chinese porcelain; Rasti Chinese Art (Hong Kong) with Chinese antiques and ink paintings; Runjeet Singh (UK) with Asian arms and armour; Rare by Oulton (London/Hong Kong) with vintage decorative arts; D3E Art (Hong Kong) with contemporary Asian art; and Awethentic Gallery (Hong Kong) with photography and a virtual reality experience .
“Union and Reunion”
This special exhibition is presented by the Hong Kong Antiques and Art Galleries Association (HKAAGA), established in 2015. Many members of HKAAGA belong to the second generation of prominent dealers in Hong Kong, who have grown up in the world of antiques and art.
“Union and Reunion” examines the subtle relationships between artworks and the fascinating stories behind their meetings or their reunification.Some of the artworks featured were made as a pair, destined to remain together. Others originated together and somehow became separated, but later were miraculously found and reunited. Several dealers also have stories about how pieces that have passed through their hands have been sold, only to later turn up again and be re-acquired, sometimes in quite unexpected places.
Curated by Eric Leung and presented by Fine Art Asia 2017, “Sculpture Asia” highlights the exceptional talent of sculptors in Asia today. The exhibition features the work of established Hong Kong artists such as Kevin Fung Lik Yan, Kum Chi Keung, Danny Lee Chin Fair and Lam Yau Sum; as well as Chinese artist Dai Yun, Mongolian sculptor Xiao Yu; and innovative Korean sculptors Chung Kuk Taek, Kim Bong Soo, Kim In Tae, Lim Jong Chan and Ra In Chul.
The Fine Art Asia 2017 Academic Programme features lectures and seminars by leading art experts from Hong Kong and overseas. Highlights include:
“A Visual Journey through Tibet's Monasteries” – a panel discussion between Dr Michael Henss, Art Historian, Mr Fabio Rossi, Director of Rossi & Rossi, and Mr Edward Wilkinson, Executive Director, Asia, Global Head of Indian, Himalayan Art and Southeast Asian Art, Bonhams
“Women in Art: A Female Perspective on Dealing in Chinese Art” – a conversation between Ms Angel Siu, Director of Chelesa Art Co., Ltd., Ms Maria Kiang, Founder of Maria Kiang Chinese Art,Ms Jamie WangDirector of Orientique, moderated by Ms Candice LeeVice-Chair, Friends of the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
“Photography in Asia Today – The Key Players” – a panel discussion between Mr Almond Chu, Photographer and Artist;Mr Cyril DelettreCo-founder and Curator of La Galerie Paris 1839, Art Consultant and Photographer;Mr Douglas SoSolicitor and Collector, Founder of the F11 Foto Museum and f22 foto space; Mr Liu Heung Shing, Photojournalist, Founder of Shanghai Center of Photography;Mr Sean Lee-Davies,Mixed Media Artist, Activist and Tech Entrepreneur; moderated by Ms Enid TsuiSenior Culture Writer, South China Morning Post.
“Defining Contemporary Chinese Jewellery and Jade” - Mr Dickson Yewn, Founder of YEWN and Mr Stanley Chu, Director of On Tung Jewelry, discuss the place of Chinese jewellery and jade on the contemporary world stage.
For the second consecutive year, the beneficiary of the fair is Po Leung Kuk, a charitable organisation in Hong Kong that provides support for orphaned children, education and other services. All proceeds of ticket sales at Fine Art Asia 2017 will be donated to the charity. Po Leung Kuk will introduce its services and will also present a series of workshops related to art and culture. On display at Po Leung Kuk’s booth will be works by some young up-and-coming Hong Kong artists.
Fine Art Asia 2017 is sponsored for the 11th year in succession by Chong Hing Bank. World-famous French fine cognac house, Martell sponsors the Vernissage (by invitation only) on Friday, 29 September.
“Fine Art Asia has earned a worldwide reputation as the leading fine art fair in Asia,” said Calvin Hui, Co-Chairman and Director of Fine Art Asia. “We will continue to provide a platform of excellence for the international art world in Hong Kong, pioneering new collecting categories and bringing the finest pieces to knowledgeable collectors in Asia.”
Art and Antique International Fair Ltd (AAIF) is the pioneer of art fairs in Hong Kong. Founded in 2006 by well-known antique Chinese furniture dealer Andy Hei to provide a vibrant new platform for the art world in Asia and worldwide, the inaugural edition of Fine Art Asia was the first international art fair in Hong Kong in more than a decade.
In 2011, Asian contemporary art collector and promoter Calvin Hui joined Fine Art Asia as Co-Chairman and Director, sharing his knowledge of the Asian art market and his public relations network to enhance and continue the expansion of the fair.
AAIF has successfully organised 12 fairs in Hong Kong to date. Fine Art Asia is recognised worldwide as a home-grown, Hong Kong based art enterprise, which has gained a reputation for quality and value in the international art world.
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