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Asia’s Leading International Fine Art Fair Returns in October 2014
and Announces New Edition in Beijing
Milestone: 10th edition in 2014
Fine Art Asia 2014, recognised by the international art world as Asia’s leading annual fine art fair, returns to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from Saturday 4th to Tuesday 7th October, with a VIP Preview and Vernissage on Friday 3rd October.
Featuring the world’s foremost fine art and antique dealers, the fair is staged at the peak of the important art season in Hong Kong and coincides with Sotheby’s auctions in the same venue, attracting a sophisticated, appreciative audience of major dealers, collectors, curators, connoisseurs and art enthusiasts from throughout Asia as well as from all over the world.
Fine Art Asia is unique in Asia, the only fair to showcase a wide range of collectible fine art from both Asia and the West. On display will be ancient Chinese and Himalayan bronzes, Central Asian and Islamic art, Chinese ceramics and works of art, Chinese and European antique furniture and decorative arts, Chinese textiles and jades; international fine art jewellery and antique silver; Impressionist and modern art; and contemporary art and design.
Hong Kong is the focal point of the art market in Asia and one of the top three art auction centres in the world, along with New York and London. It plays a vital role in the global art market. Fine Art Asia provides the perfect platform for international galleries who can cater to the rapidly expanding number of keen and knowledgeable collectors in Asia.
Fine Art Asia 2014 will again host 100 world-renowned galleries. Returning to the fair are leading international dealers such as Rossi & Rossi (London and Hong Kong), Robert Hall (London), Vanderven Oriental Art (The Netherlands), Galerie Dumonteil (Paris,Shanghai and New York); Koopman Rare Art (London), Somlo Antiques (London), Symbolic and Chase (London) and Michael Goedhuis (London).
Following a successful debut at Fine Art Asia 2013, David Aaron Ancient Arts (London) will return in 2014. The gallery is widely recognised as one of the oldest and most pre-eminent galleries in the world for important antiquities and ancient works of art, including Egyptian, Persian, Central Asian, Near Eastern, Islamic and Indian masterpieces.
Exhibiting for the first time at 2014 will be MacConnal-Mason Gallery (London). Founded in 1893, this highly acclaimed gallery specializes in the finest quality English and European 19th century and 20th century paintings and sculptures.
Breaking news – GFAA (Guardian Fine Art Asia) debuts in Beijing this year
As Fine Art Asia celebrates its landmark 10th edition, this year’s breaking news is the launch of GFAA, the Beijing edition of the fair, to be held from 28 May to 1 June 2014. This long-anticipated development is the result of a fruitful collaboration between Guardian Beijing, a well-established professional art organisation in China, and Fine Art Asia.
GFAA will be a highlight event in association with the world-renowned China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS), organised by the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC and the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality, and supported by The World Trade Organisation. CIFTIS, a highly comprehensive international event, will serve as a platform for overseas art and antique dealers to showcase their art pieces to over 100,000 visitors, including the most prestigious groups from Beijing and key leaders in a wide range of professional fields from cities all over China.
For its debut in China, GFAA will host the world’s most renowned galleries in CIFTIS and feature museum-quality pieces from both China and the West. On display will be some exquisite collections, ranging from Asian and European ancient works of art, international fine art jewellery and timepieces, antique silver, European design and decorative arts, and 20th century Chinese ink paintings.
Art & Antique International Fair Ltd (AAIF) was founded in 2006 by well-known antique Chinese furniture dealer Andy Hei to provide a vibrant new platform in the Hong Kong for the art world in Asia and worldwide. The company is the pioneer of art fairs in Hong Kong: its inaugural fair in 2006 was the first international art fair in Hong Kong in more than a decade.
In 2010, Fine Art Asia was recognised as Hong Kong’s first globally acclaimed non-corporate art enterprise brand, featuring internationally renowned fine art and jewellery exhibitors as well as attracting the world’s foremost collectors. In 2011, Asian contemporary art collector and promoter Calvin Hui joined Fine Art Asia as Co-Chairman and Director, sharing his knowledge of the Asian art market and his public relations network to enhance and continue the expansion of the fair.
Fine Art Asia 2014 is the 10th edition of the fair which has now become a key annual fixture in the international art calendar. Cathay Pacific Airways and Grand Hyatt Hong Kong will again be the official carrier and official hotel partner of Fine Art Asia 2014 respectively, offering preferential rates and benefits for both art lovers and dealers during the fair.