5 Booths To Visit At Fine Art Asia And Ink Asia
Fine Art Asia and Ink Asia—long recognised as two of the most reputable fine art fairs in the region—are returning next month. Running from October 4-7, the fairs will host leading galleries from around the world.Showcasing more than 10,000 exceptional works of art spanning over 5,000 years of cultural history—from museum-quality Western and Asian antiques to jewellery and timepieces and modern and contemporary art—the fairs will have something for everyone.
1/5 Ji Qing Tang at Fine Art Asia
Chinese furniture maker Ji Qing Tang, which was founded by Charles Leung, is taking part in Fine Art Asia for the first time this year. At the fair, the brand is unveiling Lifeform, a new collection of contemporary wooden furniture designed in collaboration with British designer Ross Lovegrove.
Leung has long been fascinated by classical Chinese furniture and hopes this collaboration with Lovegrove will bring together the best of both worlds—the spirit of contemporary Western design with traditional Chinese craftsmanship.
2/5 Kai-Yin Lo at Fine Art Asia
Globally celebrated for her luxury jewellery made using the materials and forms of Chinese antiques, designer Kai-yin Lo is showcasing some of her latest creations at Fine Art Asia this October.
As well as showcasing her creations at her booth, Lo is also launching her autobiography, Designing a Life: A Cross Cultural Journey at Fine Art Asia. The book will be launched with a roundtable discussion between Lo; Suhanya Raffel, museum director of M+; Edmund Lee, executive director of the Hong Kong Design Centre; and Marisa Yiu, executive director of Design Trust.
3/5 Hanart TZ Gallery at Fine Art Asia
This Hong Kong-based gallery, which was founded by Johnson Chang Tsong-zung, represents artists from around the region. A highlight of their show at Fine Art Asia this year is a 1984 sculpture from the Taichi Series by Taiwanese sculptor Ju Ming.
Ming works with everything from wood to unforgiving materials such as bronze and marble, and his talent has brought him recognition around the world.
The work shown by Hanart TZ Gallery has personal resonance to Ming, as he has practised tai chi since 1976, when he took it up to improve mental and physical discipline.
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4/5 Moussaieff Jewellers at the Masterpiece Pavilion at Fine Art Asia
For the first time this year London's Masterpiece fair—which similarly showcases a mixture of art, antiques, jewellery and more—is hosting a pavilion inside Fine Art Asia.
Moussaieff Jewellers is one of the participating galleries in the Masterpiece Pavilion. This year, a highlight of Moussaieff Jewellers' booth is a high jewellery necklace and earrings with natural Colombian emeralds and diamonds totalling 134 carats. As well as this emerald and diamond necklace, Moussaieff Jewellers will also exhibit some remarkable vibrant coloured gemstones, including sapphires and rubies.
5/5 Alisan Fine Arts at Ink Asia
Alisan Fine Arts is participating in Ink Asia for the fourth time. This year, their carefully curated exhibition showcases works by Mainland Chinese ink painter Nan Qi. Qi is famed for his unique three-dimensional images consisting of his signature "Nan Qi dots". His fascination with dots began when he accidentally dripped ink onto a sheet of rice paper, and from there he developed a technique of controlling the spread of ink based on a Chinese technique called "shui-mo".
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