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  • Jun 24, 2024

ART021 Hong Kong Confirms Debut

Installation view of ART021 in Shanghai, 2023. Courtesy ART021.

Shanghai-based ART021 Group has officially released the dates for its inaugural ART021 Hong Kong Contemporary Art Fair, which will be held from August 28 to September 8, 2024, across multiple venues in the city. 

ART021 was founded in 2013 by collectors Kylie Ying, Bao Yifeng, and David Chau. The boutique fair has since transformed into a major art event, and the trio has expanded their ventures by launching Beijing’s JingArt in 2018 and DnA Shenzhen Design and Art Fair in 2021. Their latest venture will feature extensive collaborations with iconic art venues across Hong Kong through five distinct programs. 

The main Galleries section will welcome galleries and artists to Hong Kong at Phillips Asia’s headquarters in the West Kowloon Cultural District (home to M+ and the Palace Museum), while the Videos section will be hosted by the nonprofit Asia Society Hong Kong Center in Admiralty. Both sections will be held from August 29 until September 1.

Elsewhere, the Fringe Club, a nonprofit arts center in the Central district, will co-organize the four-day Expansion section, involving special exhibitions, live performances, forums, and more. The Fringe Club, along with Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, will also serve as a venue for the public arts section Sculpture, which will be on view for ART021’s entire duration.

Lastly, the art fair will introduce its Greater Bay Area Art Week, which aims to create a networking platform for galleries, museums, and institutions from the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, as well as nine major cities in the Pearl River Delta, to promote visibility of the regional art scene.

ART021 Hong Kong will be financed by the Hong Kong government’s Mega Arts and Cultural Events Fund, along with the Canadian life insurance company Sun Life, the fair’s title sponsor. Participation in ART021 Hong Kong’s inaugural edition is by invitation only, with further details of its exhibitors and program list to be released soon.

Camilla Alvarez-Chow is an editorial assistant at ArtAsiaPacific.

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