ART HK crash course: all you need to know – Art Radar past coverage

CONTEMPORARY ART FAIRS HONG KONG COVERAGE

May is an exciting month for the Asian contemporary art world, and the excitement is palpable here at Art Radar. ART HK 12 is a mere days away, and to celebrate the occasion we have put together a list of our past posts on this largest and disputably most respected Asian art fair.

Masthead for ART HK 12. Image courtesy ART HK.

2012

Pearl Lam: Another gallery for Hong Kong’s Pedder Building
Wednesday 2 May 2012

Pearl Lam will be the next high-end commercial gallery to move into the historic Pedder Building. The new 340 square metre gallery space will open to the public on 16 May 2012, just as the international art world descends on Hong Kong for ART HK 12.

Tokyo-based Yuko Hasegawa first dedicated curator of ART HK Projects for 2012
Wednesday 25 April 2012

This year, ART HK 12 sees the return of ART HK Projects with its own dedicated curator, Yuko Hasegawa.

Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT), has accepted the position of curator of the Sharjah Biennial 11, to be held in March 2013. Image courtesy Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF).

Yuko Hasegawa, first specially-designated curator for the ART HK Projects installation series.

ART HK repositions ASIA ONE section for 2012, now “heart” of fair
Wednesday 22 February 2012

By centralising its ASIA ONE section, ART HK is attempting to assert its “unique” position as the “only world class art fair to have a 50/50 balance of Asian and Western participation”.

Hong Kong Contemporary: Hotel art fair to piggyback ART HK 12
Wednesday 1 February 2012

Art Radar looks into Hong Kong Contemporary, a hotel art fair that will run concurrently with ART HK 12 in an effort to draw international collectors and visitors.

2011

Hong Kong home for top-shelf White Cube art
Wednesday 20 July 2011

White Cube is one of a string of international contemporary art interests moving into Hong Kong that are hoping to take advantage of China’s growing taste for art collection.

What art fairs will contemporary galleries be heading to in 2011?
Wednesday 29 June 2011

What art fairs did ART HK galleries head to in 2011? Art Basel Miami Beach tops most lists but some Asian fairs also get a mention.

ART HK versus Art Stage Singapore: ART HK 11 dealers debate Asia’s top fair
Wednesday 22 June 2011

Two art fairs, ART HK and Art Stage Singapore, battle it out for the title of top Asian show. We asked galleries at ART HK 11 which came out on top.

Art Basel takeover of ART HK: What did dealers at ART HK 11 say?
Wednesday 15 June 2011

In this post we collect gallerist responses to the Art Basel buyout of ART HK. We asked: Will it raise professionalism within the Asian art world or homogenise it?

Galleries Section, ART HK 11. Image courtesy ART HK.

Galleries Section, ART HK 11. Image courtesy ART HK.

ART HK 11 top topics media round-up: Ai Weiwei, Gao Weigang, ASIA ONE and gallery sales
Wednesday 8 June 2011

Art Radar collects what journalists, critics, bloggers and Tweeters had to say on the top trends of ART HK 11: Ai Weiwei, Gao Weigang, ASIA ONE and gallery sales.

Photographer David LaChapelle in Hong Kong: Asian art scene buzzing while New York’s stagnates
Wednesday 8 June 2011

At the opening press conference for his 2011 Hong Kong debut solo “The Raft”, David LaChapelle shares his thoughts on the Asian art scene and how Asia inspired his work.

ART HK 11 Hong Kong art fair: Gallery sales – ART FUTURES and ASIA ONE sections
Wednesday 1 June 2011

We move away from reporting on the blue-chip sales at ART HK 11 and take a closer look at what was happening in the new ASIA ONE and ART FUTURES sections of the fair.

ART HK 11 Hong Kong art fair: ART HK confirms 2012 edition to be held in May
Wednesday 1 June 2011

In a press release from ART HK, sent out on 31 May 2011, organisers announce that the 2012 edition of the fair will be held in May rather than February.

ART HK 11 Hong Kong art fair: What did galleries bring to ART HK 11? Picture feast
Monday 30 May 2011

From work by seminal American pop artists like Andy Warhol to that of the emerging Asian artists represented in the fair’s ASIA ONE section, ART HK 11 seemed truly international. While we were out interviewing gallerists at the fair, we asked each to pick one image that they felt stood out in the selection of works that they had brought with them.

ART HK 11 Hong Kong art fair: Mystery man behind Hong Kong art fair success – Charles Ross
Sunday 29 May 2011

We take a look at the man who is really responsible for the resounding success that is ART HK, a man with a special knack for single market event management.

ART HK 11 ART FUTURES award winner Gao Weigang with judging panel. (From left to right, Magnus Renfrew, ART HK Fair Director; Elaine Ng, Editor and Publisher of ArtAsiaPacific; Gao Weigang, winner; Lars Nittve, Executive Director of M+; Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programs and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery in London; Joanna Gunn, Lane Crawford Vice-President of Creative, Marketing and Communications). Image courtesy of ARTHK11.

ART HK 11 ART FUTURES award winner Gao Weigang with judging panel. (From left to right: Magnus Renfrew, ART HK Fair Director; Elaine Ng, Editor and Publisher of ArtAsiaPacific; Gao Weigang, winner; Lars Nittve, Executive Director of M+; Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programs and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, London; Joanna Gunn, Lane Crawford Vice-President of Creative, Marketing and Communications). Image courtesy ART HK 11.

ART HK 11 Hong Kong art fair: Chinese artist Gao Weigang wins 2011 ART FUTURES award
Thursday 26 May 2011

We profile 2011′s ART FUTURES award winner Gao Weigang. The ART FUTURES award, worth USD25,000, is presented to one emerging artist by ART HK each year.

ART HK 11 Hong Kong art fair: IQ2 debater Simon de Pury on beautiful art – interview
Thursday 26 May 2011

Art Radar catches up with iconic auctioneer Simon de Pury, in Hong Kong to participate in the 2011 Hong Kong IQ2 debate, the motion of which was “Art Must Be Beautiful”.

ART HK 11

ART HK 11

Hong Kong art fair ART HK 11: First day fair impressions
Thursday 26 May 2011

Art Radar founder Kate Cary Evans, more than slightly overwhelmed by the magnitude of the 2011 edition of ART HK, reports on the alternative sections of the fair.

Hong Kong art fair ART HK 11: Chinese contemporary art market to outgrow US and European – press release
Wednesday 25 May 2011

ART HK 11 joined forces with ArtTactic to publish two art market reports, one focusing on the Chinese art market and the other on the US and European markets. The reports show, perhaps unsurprisingly, that Chinese market growth was predicted to exceed that of other top markets within six months.

Hong Kong art fair ART HK 11: Rolling media round-up [UPDATED 12 June 2011]
Wednesday 25 May 2011

Art Radar keeps a running list of the top stories published in the international media: Only the best stories from blogs, newspapers and even Twitter. [Writer’s note: We know readers loved this post in 2011 so expect it again for ART HK 12.]

Coverage before 2011

Want to go back even further into the history and development of Asia premier art fair? Click here for last year’s ART HK coverage roundup with articles dating back to 2008.

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