Asia Contemporary Art Show draws record crowds and sales

THE 12th edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show wrapped up late last month after welcoming a record 14,000 collectors and art enthusiasts over the course of four days.

Such attendance could in part be due to the much-anticipated Intersections: China which featured contemporary Chinese paintings and sculptures from Gao Xiaoyun, Ding Wenqing and You Yang among others. Demand even saw a number of galleries sell out of their artists.   

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A collector admires Fashion Baby by Qiu Shengxian

Similarly popular was Artist Dialogues, a series of compelling art spaces primarily designed to introduce and educate visitors to artists new to Hong Kong. For Director Mark Saunderson, it was this wave of new faces – both collectors and sellers – which truly made the Show a success: “Particularly noticeable were younger buyers in their early 30s buying art for the first time, with our programme of 10 guided art tours in partnership with Accidental Art greatly oversubscribed.”

by Jack Reed

The Asia Contemporary Art Show returns for its 13th edition on September 28