Hong Kong’s Art Central will be back there in March
Art Central is back for another year, just in time for the holidays! The fair is expected to be larger and better than ever this year with the recent relaxation of travel restrictions in Hong Kong. We’ve got all the information on Art Central 2023, which will feature over 300 artists and over 70 galleries in a multicultural celebration of all things art.
What you need to know about this year’s festival, which will be held from March 22 to March 25 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, is available online on the Art Central website.
Returning to the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Art Central will include a larger selection of galleries and a dynamic four-day schedule that will include panel discussions, large-scale interactive installations, experimental films, and performances.
Central Galleries, Curated Booths, and Solo Presentations are the three categories in which the fair’s gallery presentations will be displayed. The big installations and spatial interventions from last year will also be back in 2023; the projects will be unveiled soon.
The New York-based gallery MARC STRAUS will be included in one of Lifestyle Asia’s most eagerly awaited shows. Anne Samat’s Pua Kumbu weavings, Antonio Santin’s hyper-realistic ornamental rug paintings, and Ulf Puder’s semi-abstract architectural paintings will all be on display at the fair.
Another gallery to keep an eye out for is the Hong Kong-based Square Street Gallery, which will highlight regional artists including found-object artist Dave Chow and post-modern portraitist Nobody Here.
The Daegu-based 021gallery will introduce Hong Kong to South Korea’s contemporary art scene by displaying Rahm Parc’s abstract paintings and Seon-Ghi Bahk’s charcoal sculptures.
Tuli Mekondjo, a mixed-media artist, will explore the collective and personal histories of Africa for the Johannesburg-based gallery Guns & Rain with an immersive installation by Bev Butkow.
Don’t forget about Modern by Angela Li, a dependable Hong Kong gallery and a Lifestyle Asia favourite, which will display the creations of Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong artists, including Chan Wai Lap, a former LSA student.
The show aims to introduce cutting-edge contemporary artists from Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific area, and beyond to art enthusiasts and collectors.
Wilson Shieh, a figurative ink painter who joins JPS Gallery, will bring his clever, provocative imaginings of contemporary bodies and identities.
“Future Myth,” a joint project by Indonesian artists Dedy Sufriadi and Taufik Ermas that explores modern technological technology and quick information dissemination, will be shown by Kuala Lumpur-based Artemis Art.