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.
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.
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.
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.
- Indian Saffronart Spring Online Auction catalogue live – event alert – March 2011 – information on this upcoming Saffronart auction
- Video artists raise awareness about water conservation in China – January 2011 – international artists use water as the subject of their works
- Taiwan eco-art exhibition Going Green tours America – curator interview – January 2011 – we interview curator Jane Ingram Allen to find out more
- Which Asian contemporary artists made Artprice auction revenue top 500? – December 2010 – Are any of the CAN artists on this list?
- Taiwanese artist Wu Mali on role of art in communities – Asia Art Archive – December 2010 – an interview with this socially active installation artist