Art Central is the newest satellite art event that will take place during Art Week in mid-March. Timed to coincide with Art Basel(15-17 March) which opens the next day, March is linning up to be a big event for Arts in Hong Kong. The fair will take place at a 10,000 square metre temporary structure at the Central Harbourfront with spectacluar views of Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong island’s impressive high-rise skyline, right next to the Central ferry pier. Tickets to the fair is now on sale at HK Ticketing and we have special rates for Butterboom readers to get the tickets at HK$175 (admits 2). The original price per ticket is HK$200. To take advantage of this special price, click here.
Art Central will feature over 75 selected contemporary galleries from 21 countries with a focus on Asia galleries in the Central section where established and emerging galleries from Asia and beyond exhibiting a diverse range of artists and curatorial themes. Some of the galleries that will be at the fair are Ethan Cohen Fine Art (NY) Richard Koh Fine Art (KL), The Fine Art Society (London), Chalk Horse (Sydney) will be exhibiting with 19 galleries from Hong Kong showcasing their strongest and most promising artist like Stella Zhang (Galerie Du Monde) Li Hao, Hiroshi Senju (Sundaram Tagore), Jessi Wong (Gaffer Gallery), Contemporary by Angela Li ( Huang Hancheng).
The fair has a dedicated section called Rise where works from emerging artists will be featured. These artists are carefully selected by Art Central to be featured. Check out the eleven solo and dual artist presentation including local artist Vivian Poon. There are a series of talks and discussion panel that will take place daily on topics like contemporary ink art with a panel of Hong Kong-based artist Hung Fai, Beijing-based artist Peng Wei and Shanghai-based artist Ni Youyu.
Other activities lined-up for the fair include guided tours on contemporary art with Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Kids Tour with Art Loop and an interactive graffiti wall installation by Sovereign Art Foundation. Book your guided tours on the Art Central website.
Buy pre-purchase tickets now till 13 March. Butterboom readers to get the tickets at HK$175 (admits 2). Otherwise tickets will be HK$200 per person at the door. To take advantage of this special price, click here.
Art Central Opening Hours:
- VIP Preview: Friday 13 March, 11am – 6pm
- (before Art Basel opens for their VIP Preview at 6pm) Saturday 14 March, 10am – 11am
- Public opening times:
- Saturday 14 March – Sunday 15 March: 11am – 7pm Monday 16 March: 11am – 5pm
How to Get Your Tickets to Art Central
Butterboom is giving away 20 entry tickets to Art Central. The tickets allow for entrance (for 2 persons) to the Fair on any day of the fair from 14 -16 March. Tickets are valued at HK$200. We will give-away tickets on a first come first serve basis.To get your tickets –
- Submit your contact details and sign-up to our weekly newsletter
- Entries close at 1pm on 27 February, and you will be contacted directly.
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picture collage source: www.ArtCentral.com