Returning for its 10th edition, the Asia Contemporary Art Show assembles more than 80 galleries from Asia and beyond, with a focus on emerging and mid-career artists. Known for its inventive concept of presenting artworks within the context of the Conrad Hong Kong’s luxurious hotel suites for a more intimate setting, this year the fair introduces two new sections: China Perspectives and Artist Projects.
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Wondering where to start perusing the thousands of paintings, sculptures and photographic works on display this weekend? Peruse this shortlist for our favourites:
Daido Moriyama (Japan)
One of Japan’s most internationally prolific photographers, Daido Moriyama brings an inimitable style of grainy high-contrast to his images—more often than not, in black and white—which adds an air of gritty elegance to his subject, whether the flora and fauna of the natural world or something slightly more erotic.
Sue Young Lee (South Korea)
The South Korean artist presents Betwixt & Between, a series of small acrylic and screen-printed works with curves and lines that will provoke questions about perception, much like an optical illusion.
Sagar Talekar (India)
Hailing from India and currently based in Taiwan, Sagar Talekar’s use of basic shapes and colours results in graphic, dynamic works reminiscent of Wassily Kandinsky’s 20th-century expressionist creations. Talekar takes his inspiration from philosophical beliefs and the transient processes of human life.
Annemarie Ambrosoli (Austria)
In her latest series of oil paintings, the Austrian artist depicts moments of daily life through a whimsical and figurative lens. Her figures are both no one and everyone, more evocative of the idea of what a person is rather than distinct individuals.
Gao Yi (China)
Featuring in the new China Perspectives section, Gao Yi’s background is in Chinese calligraphy and seal-cutting. Today, he combines the traditions of calligraphy with bold, abstract compositions for a new and striking take on the medium.
The Asia Contemporary Art Show runs from March 17-20 at the Conrad Hong Kong.
Lead images: Nature no. 5 by Brian Sze and Pink Bubble by Simon Maarouf