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The Collectors Series: Asia Contemporary Art Show

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Set over four floors at the 5-star Conrad Hong Kong in Pacific Place, the Asia Contemporary Art Show definitely wins points for having the most unusual and cozy space. It’s rare to go into every single room of a hotel, so take this as a chance to gawk at both interesting art and venue. (Sometimes even the bathrooms are used to house paintings!)

Now in its 8th edition, this year brings over 3,000 artworks presented by more than 80 exhibiting galleries, with exhibitors from 15 countries showcasing paintings, sculpture and photography. The event is held twice a year, with a spring edition in March and fall edition in October.

To add to the intimate setting, there will be 50 artists present at the show. Don’t miss the photographers behind Venture Studios, who offer visitors the chance to take home a photograph of themselves taken on the spot – better make sure you have a cute outfit donned that day!

Silver Egg Picks

Artist Hiroyuki Takahashi, Japan,

Location: Deodato Arte, Italy, Room 4221.

Hiroyuki Takahashi

Think anime and magna: Of the Mood Shōjo movement, which was born in Japan in the ’90s, Takahashi is trending right now in Japan. Using the Superflat style a term coined by artist Takashi Murakami to reference his anime-inspired style of art, Takahashi focuses on digitalized anime looking girls in an urban context.

Artist Jeff Murray, United Kingdom,

Location: Room 4304 – meet the artist

Jeff Murray

Pen-and-ink artist Jeff Murray from the United Kingdom creates a special selection of new works featuring Asia scenes and themes. Seriously, using just pen and ink, Murray sketches meticulous works inspired by surrealist masters like M.C. Escher. He will be representing himself; get a chance to meet the artist!

Artist Ji-Yo-Sang, Korean.

Location: Taiwan, Room 4312.

Ji Yo Sang

Korean artist Ji Yo-Sang’s ink-based paintings are extremely detailed, drawing on the traditional style of ink painting while integrating Western technique of chiaroscuro. He’s the 1997, 1998 and 2002 winner of the Dong-A Art Award from the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul.

When: March 24 – 27, VIP Collectors Preview on Thursday March 24; “Friday ART Night” on Friday March 25

Where: Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place

Tickets :Two tickets for the Asia Contemporary Art Show are available for HK$220 at hkticketing.com. Tickets at the door are HK$220 per person.

 

Hannah Leung

Hannah Leung American-born and raised, Hannah Leung spent most of her life in New Jersey watching bad television. After four years of breathing in fresh, New England air during college, she moved to Beijing where she worked in PR and edited the Lifestyle section for a State-owned newspaper for four years. Having not purchased an air purifier the whole time, she moved to Hong Kong, where she continued writing (and gave her lungs a break).

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