Fine Art Asia 2019
Fine Art Asia 2019 and Ink Asia 2019 in their second simultaneous staging present elite Western and Asian art galleries, and a new Masterpiece Pavilion 4-7 October 2019, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Fine Art Asia 2019, Asia’s leading international fine art fair, and Ink Asia 2019, the world’s first art fair dedicated to ink art, lead this autumn’s peak art season in Hong Kong. The fairs are held alongside each other in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from Friday 4 October to Monday 7 October 2019, with a VIP Preview and Vernissage on Thursday, 3 October.
The Masterpiece Pavilion: a New Partnership with Masterpiece London Fine Art Asia is pleased to be working with Masterpiece London in a long-term partnership. The Masterpiece Pavilion will comprise 25 exhibiting galleries and launches at Fine Art Asia 2019. Founded in 2010, Masterpiece London has established itself as a leading cross-collecting fair, offering the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery, from antiquity to the present day. The Masterpiece Pavilion will both complement Fine Art Asia 2019 and widen the scope of the offering to the Asian audience in Hong Kong, introducing a broader selection of the finest Western art, including antiques, modern art, decorative art and design.
Fine Art Asia is the most distinguished annual fine art fair in the region. Founded in 2006, the fair attracts leading Hong Kong galleries and the elite of international dealers. It provides an unrivalled platform for art and antiques in Asia, and showcases museum-quality Asian and Western antiques, jewellery, antique silver and timepieces; modern and contemporary art, spanning 5,000 years. Ink Asia, which launched in 2015 as the world’s first fair dedicated to modern and contemporary ink art, is an acclaimed international platform presenting an impressive array of ink and ink-inspired works, influenced by traditional ink painting but following innovative artistic paths.
For the first time this year, the well-established Photography section of Fine Art Asia will become part of Ink Asia 2019. It will showcase a worldwide selection of galleries chosen by Boogie Woogie Photography Agency, presenting to the public an eclectic selection of photographic artworks from vintage to contemporary creations. For the fifth consecutive year, The Ink Society (Hong Kong) will be the Education Partner of Ink Asia 2019.
In the antiques section: Rossi & Rossi (London/Hong Kong), with rare Buddhist and Hindu paintings, sculptures and ritual objects from China, India and the Himalayas; Jorge Welsh Works of Art (London/Lisbon), with Chinese porcelain; David Aaron (London) presenting Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Islamic arts; Rasti Chinese Art (Hong Kong) with Chinese antiques and ink paintings; Nicholas Grindley (UK) exhibiting antique Chinese furniture and works of art; Tenzing Asian Art (San Francisco) showing Hindu and Buddhist sculptures; and Chang’s Oriental Art (Taipei) specialising in huanghuali and zitan furniture, wood carvings and lacquer.
Susan Ollemans (London) exhibits antique jewellery from Southeast Asia, China, India and Vietnam. Yewn (Hong Kong) showcases innovative contemporary jewels inspired by Imperial Chinese dynasties. Koopman Rare Art (London) brings fine antique silver from both East and West, and Somlo London presents the finest antique timepieces.
In the art section: Galerie Dumonteil (Paris/Shanghai/New York) specialises in European paintings and sculpture devoted to animal themes; Hanart TZ Gallery (Hong Kong) exhibits contemporary Chinese art; Wamono Art (Tokyo/Hong Kong) presents contemporary Japanese sculpture; and Tanya Baxter Contemporary (London) showcases Post-War Modern British and contemporary art.
Highlight galleries at Ink Asia 2019 include Michael Goedhuis (London) presenting a solo exhibition by Paris-based Chinese artist Li Chevalier; Grotto Fine Art (Hong Kong) showcasing innovative ink works by Hong Kong artists; Kwai Fung Hin (Hong Kong) and iPreciation (Singapore) presenting Mainland Chinese artists. Director of Fine Art Asia 2019 and Ink Asia 2019, Andy Hei said, “The art market in Hong Kong continues to develop apace, with support from the government and creative initiatives by the industry. As always, our aim is to create a professional platform for the art market in Hong Kong, and to promote cultural exchange between East and West.”
“Hong Kong is a great place to do business” said Timo Koopman, Director, Koopman Rare Art, London, an exhibitor at Fine Art Asia since 2011. “The 2018 Fair was truly international; we had collectors from Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Europe, Mainland China and America.”
Henry Au-Yeung, Director, Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong adds: “By combining Ink Asia and Fine Art Asia, the audience can visit both fairs and appreciate the different interpretations of artworks from ancient to contemporary, across Asia and beyond, in a historical context. This is most important, especially to us as a contemporary Chinese art gallery, because I believe the most fascinating art of the present must have some sort of connection with the past.”
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Dates & Times
Thursday, 3 October 2019
3 – 9 pm VIP Preview (VIP card holders only)
6 – 9pm Vernissage
Friday, 4 October – Sunday, 6 October 2019
11am – 7:30pm Open to public
Monday, 7 October 2019
11am – 6pm Open to public
Venue: Hall 3, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
12,000 square metres
Expected number of Exhibitors
Fine Art Asia & The Masterpiece Pavilion: 120
Ink Asia: 30
Expected number of Visitors