CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR HONG KONG
In a recent press release, ART HK has announced that over 250 galleries from 38 countries have signed up for their 2011 edition, a figure that more than doubles last year’s gallery attendance and comes close to that of premier international fair Art 42 Basel.
So how big a number? Fair comparison
New Southeast Asian fair, Art Stage Singapore, which debuted in January 2011 and is organised by former Art Basel Director, Lorenzo Rudolf, attracted 121 galleries. This was seen by many as a surprisingly big number for a new fair.
Three-year-old Indian Art Summit, held in February this year, was seen as a gold mine for collectors wanting to purchase top-quality works at budget prices. 84 galleries from 20 countries were in attendance.
Directed by Magnus Renfrew, named in Art Review’s “The Power 100”, and with Deutsche Bank as leading sponsor, ART HK 11 is schedule to be held 26-29 May. The event’s quick claim of the title of premier Asian fair, helped along by a Chinese art market that continues to boom, has prompted Art Basel to consider buying it.
So, with such a large number of galleries in attendance, what do you expect from this year’s ART HK? Leave your comments below.
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