ART FAIR NEW YORK
One of the most important exhibitions of contemporary Asian art, the 2nd annual Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York (ACAF NY), will be held from November 7-10, 2008, at Pier 92, 52nd Street and 12th Avenue, in New York City says Elite Traveler.
More than 60 international galleries and non-profit organizations will show a wide range of contemporary work by artists from countries including China, Japan, Korea, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. Much of the work, including paintings, sculpture, photography, works on paper, video and installations, will be on view for the first time in the U.S.
The Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York is the only international art fair in New York dedicated exclusively to Asian contemporary art. Last year’s inaugural fair was hailed as a major success, providing collectors with the opportunity to gain an overview of Asian art and see work by such internationally recognized artists as Zhang Xiaogang, Nam June Paik, Yue Minjun and Yayoi Kusama.
According to the organisers, Asian Artworks, 2007 saw healthy sales at $12 million and overwhelming turnouts for the lecture and panel series and performance events. An international crowd of over 19,000 art aficionados attended ACAF NY in 2007, and over 25,000 are expected to attend the Fair in 2008.
“After the strong critical success of last year’s fair, contemporary art collectors are marking November in their calendars,” noted Cristal Kim, Executive Director, Asian Contemporary Art Fair New York.
A list of participating galleries is now available on www.acafny.com.
Special Exhibitions, Programs and Events
ACAF NY has commissioned two special exhibitions from the Middle East and China. A number of panel discussions and lectures are also planned by leading curators, art historians, collectors, journalists, art dealers and artists on issues relating to Asian contemporary art. Participants will include: Christopher Phillips, Curator, International Center for Photography; Richard Vine, Managing Editor, Art in America; and France Pepper, Director of Art and Culture Programs, China Institute. Details will be available soon on www.acafny.com.