Hong Kong hosts its first Affordable Art Fair 2013
From the owner of Art Warehouse and art-hub PULSE, Will Ramsay has brought Affordable Art Fair to Hong Kong. The show premiered on 14 March 2013 highlighting art themed workshops hosted by the Sunkids Art Studio for children aged four to twelve, an educational programme organised by Art Equity, the official education partner, to provide fair attendees with an insight into the art world, as well as Arty-licious a fun filled evening of music, art and talks.
The organization boosts that its concept is simple, , yet unique: an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculpture and photography all under one roof, and all between HK $1,000 and HK $100,000, and 75% priced below HK $75,000. The work of young, emerging artists hangs alongside some of the biggest household names, while the compulsory labelling of all the artwork means you know exactly what suits your budget.
The company is committed to making “contemporary art accessible to everyone”, claiming that the fair provides a pressure free environment in which to view and buy art. However some participants argue that the art is still not affordable enough! Neverless it cannot be argued that the exhibition showed an impressive selection of contemporary art work.
Hong Kong is rapidly becoming known as the country with the leading contemporary art market in Asia, Affordable Art Fair attracting more artists every year with its opportunities to exhibit in these prestigious destinations adding to the evolution of the Hong Kong art market, a market with vast potential. Affordable Art Fair aims to create an art buying culture in Hong Kong, bridging the gap between galleries and artists a long with creating the opportunity for the general public to understand art and ultimately to buy it. For the past three years, Affordable Art Fair has been selected as one of the top 100 CoolBrands in the UK a long side Apple, Alexander McQueen and the Tate and regularly exhibit in New York, Singapore and London.