VIP Art Fair announces gallery and artist line-up: We list Asian participants

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The week-long VIP Art Fair is soon to debut its entirely online event and has released a list of participating galleries and artist and artwork highlights. Opening on Saturday 22 January, this unusual fair is free to browse through but offers special features to VIP ticket holders.

Takashi Murakami, 'Korin Dokuro', 2010, acrylic on canvas, 59 inches in diameter. Image taken from gg-art.com.

Takashi Murakami, 'Korin Dokuro', 2010, acrylic on canvas, 59 inches in diameter. Image taken from gg-art.com.

Of the 139 leading international contemporary art galleries participating in the fair, 21 have a base in an Asian country. We list these below:

Yoshitomo Nara, 'Your Dog', 2003, fiberglass. Image taken from buddyscottiecadet.blogspot.com.

Yoshitomo Nara, 'Your Dog', 2003, fiberglass. Image taken from buddyscottiecadet.blogspot.com.

The fair will be set up traditionally, with three exhibition halls, and registered visitors will navigate using a map which automatically keeps track of the galleries visited. Searches can be made based on artist, gallery name, medium or, for VIP ticket holders only, by price range.

The three distinct exhibition halls of the VIP Art Fair are VIP Premier (comprised of 91 leading galleries each presenting 15 to 20 works depending on booth size – large or medium), VIP Focus (comprised of 24 galleries, each presenting eight works by a single artist), and VIP Emerging (comprised of 24 galleries, each presenting 10 works produced within the last two years by emerging artists).

Listed in the press release are some of the highlights of each of these halls. We list included Asian artists and their artwork below:

Thukral & Tagra, 'Dominus Aerius 4', 2008, oil and acrylic on canvas, diptych, 83 x 305 cm. Image taken from thisishowitshouldbe.blogspot.com.

Thukral & Tagra, 'Dominus Aerius 4', 2008, oil and acrylic on canvas, diptych, 83 x 305 cm. Image taken from thisishowitshouldbe.blogspot.com.

Artworks will be presented on a virtual wall beside other works of art and the human figure and an advanced zoom function will allow close examination of the surface of an artwork. Galleries must provide supporting material for each artwork.

The gallery booths are actively staffed and dealers are online for 12 to 18 hours a day to work with clients across the globe (for galleries with multiple international locations access can be available 24/7).

VIP Art Fair is free to browse, though registration is required. Purchasing a VIP ticket, however, allows you access to some extra content. The VIP-only features that we like the sound of include:

  • VIP ticket holders have the ability to connect one-on-one with gallery staff through an integrated chat and messaging system; conversations can be transferred to Skype or telephone if desired
  • New on the Wall is a running list of new works that galleries put on view in their booths as the fair progresses
  • Programming Partner Art21 has produced a video series of studio visits with 18 of the world’s most notable artists including one with Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang
Thomas Z. Shao is an art collector and the Chairman and the Editor-in-Chief of Modern Media Group. Image taken from shaofoundation.org.cn.

Thomas Z. Shao is an art collector and the Chairman and the Editor-in-Chief of Modern Media Group. Image taken from shaofoundation.org.cn.

Also on view is a series of video tours of notable private collections, including those of Asian collectors Takeo Obayashi (Japan), Thomas Shao (China) and Yang Bin (China).

Read more about the VIP Art Fair on their website and keep an eye on Art Radar for more fair updates and reports in the lead up to the event. This is one we are watching closely.

KN

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VIP Art Fair announces gallery and artist line-up: We list Asian participants — 2 Comments

  1. Happy New Year, Meg Maggio! Thank you for informing us of this error. Please know that it has been corrected.

  2. Hi and Happy New Year,

    Please use the “accent” when you write our gallery name, otherwise the name is incorrect and confusing:

    Pékin Fine Arts

    Thanks,

    Meg

    M.Maggio
    Director
    Pékin Fine Arts

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