Enviro art Clean Air Auction backed by Sotheby’s Hong Kong – event alert

CONTEMPORARY ENVIRONMENTAL ART CHARITY ART EVENTS

Art Radar has recently published a number of stories on Asian artists using the environment as a subject and it seems this trend has reached Hong Kong. The Clean Air Auction is, according to the event’s website, the first auction of environmentally-focussed artworks in Asia.

Wilson Shieh, 'Cloud Boys', 2011, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 80 cm, donated by artist, HKD65,000 - 85,000. Image from cleanairauction.com.hk.

Wilson Shieh, 'Cloud Boys', 2011, acrylic on canvas, 120 x 80 cm, donated by artist, HKD65,000 - 85,000. Image from cleanairauction.com.hk.

Sculptures, paintings, photographs and mixed media works by forty local and international artists are for sale with estimates ranging from HKD5,000 to HKD150,000. Click here to visit the Clean Air Auction website for artist and lot details.

Kacey Wong, 'Exhale', 2011, coloured glass on acrylic lightbox, 20 x 100 x 15 cm, donated by the artist, HKD40,000 - 60,000.

Kacey Wong, 'Exhale', 2011, coloured glass on acrylic lightbox, 20 x 100 x 15 cm, donated by the artist, HKD40,000 - 60,000.

Coordinated by Hong Kong NGO Clean Air Network, the event is scheduled to be held on 4 April as part of Sotheby’s Hong Kong Contemporary Asian Art Spring Auction 2011. More details were given in a recent press release:

CAN is about to launch a major fundraising initiative with the generous support of Sotheby’s and BSI Investment Advisors (Hong Kong) Ltd. The Clean Air Auction & Art Exhibition is the first environmental art project of its kind in Asia.

Weng Fan, 'Disposable – Plastic Bottle', 2009, embroidery with silk on linen, 34 x 34 cm, donated by the artist, HKD20,000 - 40,000 (4 artworks). Image from cleanairauction.com.hk.

Weng Fan, 'Disposable – Plastic Bottle', 2009, embroidery with silk on linen, 34 x 34 cm, donated by the artist, HKD20,000 - 40,000 (4 artworks). Image from cleanairauction.com.hk.

The objectives are threefold:

To raise funds for CAN’s research and educational projects
To educate the public, including the artistic community, about the health impacts of Hong Kong’s air pollution by engaging the imaginations of leading artists on the issue, especially artists who call Hong Kong home
To highlight the increasing influence of the environment as a theme in art and culture

An associated exhibition of the works on auction is being held at Oval Atrium, ifc from 21 to 27 March, 2011.

Danny Lee Chin Fai, 'Mountain & Streams', 2010, stainless steel and iron, 120 x 41 x 36 cm, donated by the artist, HKD150,000 - 200,000. Image from cleanairauction.com.hk.

Danny Lee Chin Fai, 'Mountain & Streams', 2010, stainless steel and iron, 120 x 41 x 36 cm, donated by the artist, HKD150,000 - 200,000. Image from cleanairauction.com.hk.

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