In Tibet with Rodin
8th Annual Fine Art Asia
Over the past few years, Hong Kong has cemented its status as a major Asian art hub, what with the ever expanding (and now Art Basel-owned) ART HK, the many big-name contemporary art gallery openings including White Cube, and this week, the 8th annual Fine Art Asia expo in Wan Chai’s Convention and Exhibition Centre.
In this year’s fair, which runs from October 4 to 7, more than 90 dealers from all across Asia, Europe and the USA will be showing in the space, with exhibits ranging from Chinese antiques, to modern hyper-realist paintings, to works from world-famous artists like Rodin, Monet and Van Gogh.
There’s something to suit every collector’s eye here – Siegelson from the USA, Bogh-Art from Switzerland, and Palais Royal Paris from France are all bringing rare, estate and vintage jewellery, while the Taiwanese galleries Dynasty, D&J, Chang’s Oriental Art and Elite Antiques are offering Chinese heritage pieces, including antique jades, lacquer wares, Huanghuali and Zitan furniture and Scholar’s Objects.
No matter your tastes, however, take advantage of the fair’s curated contrast of old and new – the C.9th Tibetan bronze bodhisattva from London’s Rossi & Rossi Gallery gains you an angle on ancient Buddhist art, and be sure not to miss the thoroughly C.21st modern oil-on-canvas oeuvres by Marc Quinn, a YBA artist in league with Damien Hirst, from Singapore’s Art Plural Gallery. Neat!