ART – ART HK 2012 Highlights: Hall 1

The global art world has descended upon the city for the biggest annual show in Asia. ART HK 2012 is open to the public from today through till Sunday – noon till 7pm (closes at 5pm on Sunday). There are 266 galleries showcasing pieces from 38 countries. The photos below are from Hall 1 only – it took 5 hours to see it this section alone.

Leave a message in the comments if you are interested in the name/artist/origin of any particular piece.

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Now in its fifth year, ART HK 12 has achieved global significance in the international art scene attracting a rich mix of audience from both the West and East, and has cemented itself as a firm fixture on the global art circuit. Hong Kong is unparalleled as a location for a major destination art fair in the region, and ART HK has built a solid reputation for its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety showcasing the best international galleries alongside emerging artists and galleries from across Asia and the globe.

Speaking at the opening, Magnus Renfrew, Fair Director said, “We are delighted once again to welcome such a high calibre of art from around the world to ART HK 12. It’s extremely exciting to see the Fair progress with the support of Deutsche Bank and it’s hugely promising that in its fifth year it continues to attract new participating galleries. Asia is now clearly center stage”.

Friedhelm Hütte, Global Head of Art, Corporate Citizenship for Deutsche Bank commented, “The arts are a key cornerstone of Deutsche Bank’s social responsibility program. We look forward to seeing the very best in both Eastern and Western contemporary art come together at this year’s ART HK, and building on our ongoing partnership with Asia’s leading art fair”.Over the next four days, the 2012 Fair is the platform for cutting-edge contemporary art, privileged networking, panel discussions and a string of glamorous parties running across the city as Hong Kong goes ‘art crazy’.

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