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No Ordinary Art Fair-Hong Kong Contemporary Prepares for Spectacular Debut
Hong Kong Contemporary Fair and Auction to be held at the Park Lane Hotel Causeway Bay, Hong Kong | May 18– 20, 2012 Hong Kong Auctions Limited will host an exclusive art auction for Hong Kong Contemporary on May 20th.
Park Lane Hotel Causeway Bay, Hong Kong | May 18_– 20, 2012
Hong Kong Contemporary is firmly on its way to becoming the must-attend art fair during the Hong Kong Art week in May. Though Hong Kong Contemporary runs concurrently with the longstanding, prestigious Hong Kong International Art Fair - it is clear that this debut art fair is no ordinary affair.
Hong Kong Auctions Limited ( www.hkauctions.com ) will host an exclusive art auction for Hong Kong Contemporary on May 20th. Each participating gallery will submit
one piece of artwork for auction.
Leading the way with a bold new concept, Hong Kong Contemporary
heart of bustling Causeway Bay. Gallery owners are embracing this concept across Asia, according to Hong Kong Contemporary’
“Gallery owners are throwing their support behind this popular and highly successful
trend of exhibiting work out of hotels,” Mr. Lin says, “It is a new concept of showing and
selling artworks, and it is growing in popularity in Asia over the past few years.”
This method of exhibition helps facilitate a more relaxed interaction between the gallery
owner and client, and provides an intimate and attractive setting for the art works to be
showcased. In addition, gallery owners are taking advantage of the cost effectiveness of
promoting work in Hong Kong itself. Currently, it is the world’s leading art market according to auction turnover and significantly, unlike Mainland China, no tax exists on the import and export of art”
“There is a great selection of art to bid on reaching across all price ranges from artists worldwide. We look forward to seeing this as a annual event on the Hong Kong Art calander ” remarked Hong Kong Auctions ltd founder and auctioneer, Brian Hodgson .
Unlike conventional hotel fairs, Hong Kong Contemporary will launch two special exhibitions:
“Passionate Dynamics” curated by New York based curator Elga Wimmer (Chief
Curator of Chelsea Art Museum, New York), and a special solo exhibition of Korean Movie Star, renowned visual artist, Ha Jung-woo_(The Chaser , The Client , Berlin [in production]).
To further raise the event’s profile and to support local Hong Kong art, Hong Kong Contemporary will launch the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Award - a competition open to all Hong Kong artists with a Hong Kong permanent ID. A panel of judges, including art collectors and academics, will present the prize to the winner on opening day (May 18th, 2012).
Auction venue: 28F, Park Lane Hotel , Causeway Bay , Hong Kong
Time: 230pm to 4pm
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Notes to Editors:
Hong Kong Auctions Ltd was established in Hong Kong in 2006 providing full auction services for fine art , fine wine and charity auctions. An auctioneer since 2000, Managing Director Brian Hodgson conducts over 50 auctions a year Hong Kong and across Asia.
Featured Lots include
2- CLOWN by artist Hwang, Young-Ja, estimate USD 25,000
3- Garden Pond by Gerard Hemsworth estimate USD15,000
4- Privacy #2 Song Kexi, 130x110cm, Oil on Canvas, 2009 estimate USD10,000