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Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong

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Affordable Art Fair has been inspiring collectors around the world since 1999 and the 6th Hong Kong edition will exhibit over 115 galleries, showcasing a diverse range of art priced between HK$1,000 and HK$100,000.

With over 1,000 artists exhibited, the fair is a great place for seasoned collectors to add fresh artists to their existing collections or for new buyers to kick start their own art journey.

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The 2018 edition showcases a mix of quality returning galleries showing new work as well as new galleries that offers a strong representation of emerging and established artists.

A global brand, Affordable Art Fair has 13 fairs in 10 cities and many “family” galleries travel the world with the fair to promote their artists. New family galleries joining the Hong Kong fair include Galleria Colonna (Italy) representing artist Pep Marchegiani (Italy) with his socio-political reinterpretation of classic artworks.

A highlight for photo collectors will be Momentum Fine Art Gallery & Art Consulting from Miami (USA) with award winning photographers such as Mária Švarbová (Slovakia). New British gallery Lime Tree (UK) will present with an impressive portfolio of accomplished artists including Steven Lindsay (UK).

Hong Kong’s young and dynamic art scene has recently seen a rise in experimental, non-traditional galleries as brick and mortar galleries have declined. Affordable Art Fair has 35 Hong Kong galleries exhibiting including new entrants SWL, Art Forest and The Fellowship Studio.

Focusing on supporting local and international street artists, SWL (Hong Kong) provides a creative co-creating and exhibition space in Fotan and will represent local street artists as well as international stars of the street scene such as Demsky (Spain).

Another new gallery, Art Forest (Hong Kong), has been launched to help local artists such as Benjamin Lap Yan Hao (Hong Kong) make their work more accessible with regular pop ups. The Fellowship Studio is a new artist co-operative of internationally renowned artists based in Hong Kong including Gail Deayton and Nic Gaunt.

Showcasing the diversity of the broader Asian art scenes, Affordable Art Fair has 40 galleries from wider Asia including; China, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and South Korea whose artists reflect these dynamic emerging markets.

Interesting and fresh new Chinese artists interpreting society’s rapid change include photographer Armelle Burke (UK & China) from Siger Gallery (UK), Peng Ben Hao (China) from Huxia (China) and renowned Chinese painter Du Haijun (China) from Nancy’s Gallery (China). With a curated presentation of established and emerging Filipino artists, such as Ram Mallari Jr, Kambal Gallery (Hong Kong) will be a collector’s highlight.

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Showing contemporary Thai artists outside its borders is Arts de Siam (TH) representing Jirasak Anoujohn’s (TH) bold and expressive charcoal work that will certainly capture visitors’ attention. This year there will also be a strong focus on Japanese art with nine galleries at the fair including Masatka & Rise (Japan & Hong Kong) showing emerging artist Tsukika Hoshiba’s work. Affordable Art Fair looks forward to introducing to its special curation from 18th – 20th May 2018.

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