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Kate MccGwire Sculpture
Art Central returns to the iconic Central Harbourfront 23-26 March 2016 (First Night 21 March), showcasing the next generation of talent alongside some of the most established contemporary galleries from across Asia and the globe. This year the fair welcomes 100 hand-selected galleries from 20 countries, 70% hailing from 23 cities across greater Asia as well as 30 new names never before seen in Hong Kong.
Housed within the city’s largest ever, architect-designed temporary structure, the fair will produce a dynamic program that includes interactive installations, cutting-edge new-media, engaging panel discussions, as well play host to some of Hong Kong’s hottest eateries.
“The 2016 edition will raise the bar once again, with an exciting line up of galleries and an ambitious program that champion both discovery and experimentation. Art Central will present a strong selection of museum quality works alongside some of the most exciting emerging artists from around the world. With an increasing representation from the region, we’re working to cement Hong Kong as the cultural center of the Asian contemporary art scene.”
Maree Di Pasquale, Fair Director
The inaugural Art Central welcomed 30,000 art collectors, VIPs and the art-loving public from Hong Kong and around the world, adding a fresh new style to Hong Kong Art Week and firmly establish itself as the must-see event within the cultural calendar.
Artists and the Galleries they will be represented:
· Kim Whanki, arguably one of the greatest artists in Korea of the 20th century, represented by Gana Art (Seoul)
· Zhang Yu contemporary Chinese ink artist represented by Da Xiang Art Space (Taipei)
· Yeoh Choo Kuan, The Black Sheep Affair, represented by Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur)
· Guo Donglai, Today’s entertainment, represented by Galerie Liusa Wang, Paris (part of RISE sector, dedicated to emerging talents)
· KAMIYA ART (Tokyo) exhibits for the first time in Hong Kong with a small retrospective of Yuichi Inoue in celebration of his 100th anniversary
· Liang Quan’s a representative artist of the school of experimental ink painting, represented by Hive Center for Contemporary Art
· Annie Lai-kuen Wan, female artist from Hong Kong, looks for poetry in Hong Kong’s own Wanchai, and transforms language into three-dimensional plaster sculpture. Represented by Karin
· Female artist Kate MccGwire, of Hong Kong, presents meticulously fabricated feather sculptures and installations, represented by Galerie Huit
Art Central has announced the galleries exhibiting at the fair in March 2016.
Returning to the Central Harbourfront in March 2016, Art Central runs as a satellite fair to the Hong Kong edition of Art Basel. Art Central 2016 will present over 100 hand-selected galleries from 20 countries, 70% hailing from 23 cities across greater Asia.
Dominic Mersch Gallery, .M Contemporary, Conny Dietzshold from Sydney, Lesley Kehoe Galleries and Metro Gallery from Melbourne and Hill Smith Gallery from Adelaide, make up the six Australian galleries exhibiting at the fair. New Zealands’s PAULNACHE from Gisborne will also be exhibiting at the fair.
Fair Director, Maree Di Pasquale, says “The 2016 edition will raise the bar once again, with an exciting line up of galleries and an ambitious program that champions both discovery and experimentation.” She added, “In 2016 Art Central will present a strong selection of museum quality works alongside some of the most exciting emerging artists from around the world. With increased representation from the region, we’re working to cement Hong Kong as the cultural center of the Asian contemporary art scene.”
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