Art Central 2017
March 27, 2017
Art Central, launched VIP preview on Monday 20 March in partnership with United Overseas Bank (UOB) and announced the gallery list for its third edition and staged in a custom designed 10,000 sqm structure on the Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong from Tuesday 21 March to Saturday 25 March.
This year, the fair feature over 100 international galleries strongly rooted in the region 75% which hail from Asia Pacific and across Central and Rise sectors, showcasing the next generation of talent alongside established names from across Asia to global bringing together the world’s most exciting emerging and established contemporary artists.
Charles Ross, Managing Director of Art Basel said ” Art Central has established itself as a catalysing force for bring together emerging and established talents, through an accessible platform that champions discovery, ideas and experimentation.
This year, I am particularly excited to welcome our new gallery partners, presenting art of the highest quality from a spectrum of period and geographies, and offering our visitors an immersive cultural experience.
The quality and ambition of this year’s presentations are testament to our Fair’s strength and identity as a place to meet and exchange ideas. ”
“ As we return for the third edition of Art Central, we are proud to present our strongest programme to date a Fair that is a true voyage of discovery and that is complementary to and co-timed with Art Basel.
As a content-driven Fair that pushes boundaries in experimentation, we are dedicated to fostering new practices and discovering new talents in contemporary art.
We are delighted to welcome over 100 galleries 75% of which come from across Asia Pacific and 17 of which are from Hong Kong.
We are also thrilled that for the first time, the Fair welcomes a lead partner, UOB. The bank has been truly supportive in the development of this year’s edition, collaborating with us to make Art Central more meaningful and relevant to the Hong Kong public. ” Art Central notes, Charles Ross, Managing Director.
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The partnership with United Overseas Bank (UOB), collaborate testament to both organisations and shared commitment to proving meaningful opportunities for the discovery of and experimentation in contemporary art, which in turn helps to support the next generation of creative talent from across Asia and the world.
Christine Ip, Chief Executive Officer of Greater China, UOB. said “ Our partnership with Art Central has expanded our involvement in contemporary art, building on our efforts in supporting art, and enriching our art initiatives in Hong Kong.
This partnership reinforces our long-term commitment to providing access to art across the community, and has extended the depth and breadth of our educational initiatives in Hong Kong. ”
Supporting Art Central ‘s programmes, galleries, and participating artists, strengthening its importance as a valuable platform for discovering and spotlighting emerging talents alongside established artists.
The agreement will also see a strong focus on educational initiatives dedicated to enabling access to contemporary art for children from less privileged backgrounds or those with special needs.
Written by Luxuria Lifestyle Hong Kong & Macau