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Art Central Hong Kong launches this week at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, open May 20—23, and free to the public with advanced registration. Presented in partnership with UOB, the fair’s sixth iteration will see international presenters across four platforms, including the Central Galleries sector, galleries bringing curated booths and solo shows of artists, and a dedicated selling exhibition titled “Here/There.” The fair includes a program of accompanying talks, and a sculpture and installation lineup.
“Art Central is a cornerstone event of Hong Kong Art Week, it plays an important role in showcasing Asia’s most innovative galleries alongside distinguished artists from around the world,” said the Managing Director of Art Central, Charles Ross. “We want to make this year’s Fair free for our visitors as an effort to support the galleries and artists. We are delighted that this has given us the opportunity to co-locate with other major art events taking place in Hong Kong.”
In the Central Galleries sector, fairgoers will find presentations from established galleries and artists like Chan Wai Lap and Anjela Yuen at Contemporary by Angela Li; a show of paintings by the ink and calligraphy artist Chui Pui Chee at Gallery Jeeum; Karin Weber Gallery’s group presentation of names like Carmen Ng, Eric Fok, and Hung Lee; and work by Lee Kang-hyo and Song Kwang Ik at Soluna Fine Art.
Specializing in showcases of up to three artists, the Curated Booths platform includes LEE & BAE’s trio presentation of Sang-Sun Bae and You-Mee Lee, as well as design art by Shiro Kuramata and Ettore Sottsass at Novalis Contemporary Art Design. And in the Solo Presentations sector, Stefano Perrone is on viewwith Jason Shin, Artspace K is showing Ah Leon, and Matías Sánchez works at Galerie Zink.
Additionally, don’t miss “Here/There,” where 50 works by international artists will be presented together, including names like Zeng Xi, Evgen Čopi Gorišek, Ronald Apriyan, Taher Jaoui, and Paloma Castillo.
Other programming to look out for includes the Gok Dou LIVE roster by Asia Society Hong Kong, which features talks between names like Wang Gongyi and Dr. Tianlong Jiao, Head Curator of the Hong Kong Palace Museum, and Tayeba Begum Lipi in conversation with Saniza Othman; a schedule of video art presented with Asia Society Theatre; and a series of six large-scale installations and interventions titled “Immediate Aesthetics,” organized by the fair’s Curatorial Director, André Chan.