Exhibitors, artists and collectors revelled in the exciting, busy weekend of contemporary art. The Fall edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show opened on Thursday Oct 3rd with a busy VIP Collectors Preview and then continued on through the weekend finishing off with a bustling viewing for the general public on Saturday and Sunday. More than eight thousand visitors flocked to the JW Marriott at Pacific Place to view works of art showcased by exhibitors from around the world.
Visitors were given the opportunity to talk face-to-face with over 60 attending artists which proved to be very useful for both the artist and the collector. The show was timed to coincide with China’s “Golden Week” holidays in order to attract mainland buyers who have largely become the major reason for the recent art boom in Hong Kong. As a result, sales were very successful and organizers estimated sales of HKD$17 million over the show’s four day run.
Lan Phuong Meuleau, director of Hong Kong’s Asian Art de Vivre and specialist in Vietnamese art, said of the show, “My passion is discovering and developing promising Vietnamese artists, and introducing them to Hong Kong collectors. We are very happy with the art lovers we have met, our sales, and the excellent marketing work of the show organizers.”
The show is due to return again next year from May 15th-18th 2014 at the Conrad Hong Kong and is slated to be even larger and more diverse than ever with over 100 international exhibitors. Show director Mark Saunderson said “We look forward to bringing together a collection of unique and interesting works from all over the world that people can buy, take home and enjoy.”