HK Art Fair 09 - Exhibition views!!
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ART HK 09 - EXHIBITION VIEWS


The art fair was held from May 14th to 17th 2009 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Wanchai. On the art fair advertising, one could read: "110 of the world's most celebrated international galleries from 24 countries", artworks from 1000 USD to 10 millions USD, etc.

This time ART HK chose Zhang Ding's work "Great Era" for their promotional material (posters, invitations). A man wearing a white suit stands by a bicycle with has a horse head on it. Behind them a red velvet curtain opened on a fictive stage, and background with the Pearl Tower TV in the night, as an implication to the art market wandering in this economically low period.

On the VIP opening in the evening of the 13th, waves of people dressed to kill surged forward, international figures uninterruptedly inquired about the works. What is the situation of ART HK this year, bad or good? According to people in the line: "Sometime money doesn't arrive to bank accounts, sometime it's hard to say".

Apparently this year's focus include: Two paintings by Francis Bacon, "Study for Portrait" (provided by Ben Brown Fine Arts), estimated around 4 millions USD; Damien Hirst, "All You Need is Love Love Love" (provided by the artist's gallery: Other Criteria, 50 Ed.), estimated at 20 thousands USD; Au Weiwei, "Oil Spills" (provided by Urs Meile Gallery), estimated at 246 thousands USD; Konstantin Bessmertny, "Crash" (provided by Amelia Johnson Contemporary), estimated at 170 thousands USD. And Antony Gormley, Hamra Abbas, Yoshitomo Nara, Takashi Murakami, Andy Warhol, Anish Kapoor, Zhang Xiaogang and many others.

Gagosian, SCAI The Bathhouse, Galleria Continua, Lisson Gallery and White Cube all participated for the first time. The last two ones had their booths placed at the entrance of the fair. The White Cube Gallery presented a small solo exhibition of Antony Gormley composed of 4 sculptures. According to a gallery employee, Japanese hasn't been knockdown. This year there are obvioulsy more Japanese galleries participating.

However some foreign famous galleries lost their stature, being set aside. Emily, working for a certain Taiwan gallery says: "Few years before when the market was good, we wanted to buy their works, we nearly had to beg them. Now they can't sell anymore, they try to quickly dump in the Asian market things that are about to become garbage." According to her, some famous galleries have some artworks' buybacks commitments with collectors. As artworks' values fall down, the priority for these people is to find people who will accept these trouble-some products.

Galleries’ work selection were safe: mainly paintings, sculptures, at the expense of video works, photographs. The most interesting booth was the gallery established last year by Damien Hirst, Other Criteria, with all the prices marked. It nearly was his own works’ shop. Diamond skull’s by-products: “For the love of god: Diamond dust”, a small skull painting made of the diamond dust, 1000 Editions, each of them costs 1450 USD. A resin hand prototype by Sarah Lucas and the french poet Olivier Garbay, ‘Love is a bird, love is a burden”, each of them costs 5000 USD, 10 different colors, each of them has 50 editions, a bit like a limited collection of a skirt by a famous brand.

This year CIGE and Art Beijing appeared very tired. The most difficult things for overseas galleries which participate to art fairs in China are: the 30% taxes and the control on the foreign currency flows. In Hong Kong this issue sdoesn’t exist. The Shanghai ShContemporary held two years before was very well received, except for the policies described above, figures kept pouring in, how will it be this year, everyone is waiting to see.

This second Hong Kong art fair clearly showed big ambitions, with the purposes of holding a geographic and cultural position between Western and Eastern world, of dominating the market to attract foreign galeries and providing a landing spot to the Asian market. Is this feasible, we have to see if this big era will sink or rise.

(translated from the post written by "小母牛/little cow" sent on Chinese Art-ba-ba)




Hong Exhibition and Convention Center


In the center, slogans banners "See Art, Love Art, Buy Art"


View from the center


Poster with Zhang Ding's work. (The man on the right is Huang Zhuan from the Hexiangning Museum in Shenzhen)


Ma Han and his work "Aircraft" (or "White collar dream")


Exhibition space entrance (Sculpture by Mu Boyan)




Chinese painter, Zeng Fanzhi


Reception desk


Antony Gormley "Transubstantiate" special project (part)


Antony Gormley "Transubstantiate" special project (part)
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White Cube booth



White Cube booth, with: Damien Hirst "Wretched War - The Dream is Dead" and Zhang Huan's "Ah Jing"



White Cube booth, with: Sam Taylorwood's photographs






Julian Opie's work brought by Lisson Gallery




Julian Opie's work




Lisson Gallery's booth with Julian Opie's works (only)



Public



Bai Yiluo's work



Gallery Hyundai



Galleria Continua.



Boers-Li



On the left, Chinese painter, Zeng Fanzhi, Collector Lin Yilun and one of the two Boers-Li gallery owners, Pi Li.



Boers-Li booths with works by Yang Xinguang (floor), and Qiu Xiaofei, Chen Shaoxiong on the wall.



F2 gallery's booth, on the right F2 Gallery's owner, Fabien Fryns, on the left, artist Ling Jian.


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ShanghArt gallery brought works by Zhang Ding, Shi Qing and Sun Xun


Sun Xun's animation film "Shock of Time"


Offered by Michelle Art Logistics to ShanghArt


ShanghArt's director, Lorenz Helbling (with Zhang Ding's work "Big Era" at the back.)


Tang Gallery brought a small version of Lin Yilin's work "Goal".


On the left Zhang Yidan and Joesph Ng on the right from Tang Gallery, with Platform China's director, Sun Ning, and Kang Li (paintings by Ling Jian at the back)


The painter, Yan Lei (in the middle), and Long March Space's director Lu Jie on the right (with works by He An at the back. )


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Art Now Gallery's director Huang Liaoyuan.





Art Now Gallery booth, Li Bo's Body Expression No. 1





Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery's booth with Fang Shaohua's painting "The Last Supper"





Asia Art Center's booth with Taiwan artist Li Zhen's sculptures.


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Osage Gallery's booth: with Shi Jinzhen's work at the front, and Miao Xiaochun's work at the back.


Osage Gallery's booth exhibiting artist, Shen Shaoming


Shen Shaomin's work


Contrast gallery owner Pearl Lam (on the left), in her booth, with Ma Han's work at the back.




Urs Meile (on the left), in Urs Meile Gallery's booth, with Wang Xingwei's work at the back.


Urs Meile gallery, Meng Huang "Rust", installation


Urs Meile.
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Eslite Gallery booth, from Taiwan, with on the left Liu Xiaodong’s work, and Lin Minghong’s work on the right.


Eslite Gallery also brought works by Cai Guoqiang and Xu Bing.


VIP Lounge


White Space Beijing, on the wall: Zhang Huan’s work “Cow leather Buddha Face”


Kohei Nawa’s work. It is estimated at about 140 thousands USD, but can probablybe bought for 120 thousands USD.


Zhang Xiaogang’s year 2005 work, with British Red Mansion Foundation’s director Nicolette Kwok. The work is estimated at around 950 000 USD.


Chambers Fine Art Gallery with on the left works by Hong Lei and on the right works by Hong Hao.


Chambers Fine Art’s director Mao Weiqing.


Visitors watching Hong Wei’s work in Chambers Fine Arts booth.

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Special project: Malcolm Mclaren’s multi-media work series “Musical Painting”, which lasts 86 min.




Visitors looking at Damien Hirst’s works in his gallery “Other Criteria”.


Damien Hirst’s “All You Need is Love, Love, Love”, 50 Editions, estimated price 20 000 USD


Sarah Lucas and Olivier Garbay’s work “Love is Bird, love is Burden”, each of them costs 5000 USD, 10 different colrs, each color has 15 editions.


Book (part of the work) with Olivier Garbay’s poems.


Damien Hirst, “For the love of god: Diamond Dust”, 1000 Editions, each of them costs 1450 USD.


Two have already been sold


Damien Hirst, ““Spin Skull:Transcendent Head”, unique in an edition of 50, Price: 65 250 USD


Other Criteria Gallery employee.


Damien Hirst’s “Charm Bracelet: Gold”, 18 carat, 10 Editions, 32 750 USD.
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Anish Kapoor’s work on the wall. Art fair’s special guest.










El Anatsui’s work


Mou Biaohan participating artists




Art is elsewhere


India’s stainless steel artist, Subodg Gupta’s stainless steel works.


Gupta’s school mate’s stainless steel painting series.


Gupta’s work in another gallery, “Still Steal Steel”, series #10


It seems that this is also another school mate of Gupta.


Anish Kapoor’s work, provided by Lisson Gallery, fair’s special guest


Caroline Rothwell’s “Man of Exotopos”, provided by Grantpirrie, fair’s special guest.

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Konstantin Bessmertny, "Monumant to Anyone", provided by Amelia Johnson, fair’s special guest.


Cafe




Mu Boyan’s fat characters’ series.


Soka Art Center, Gabriel Barredo


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