ASIAN ART IN BRUSSELS will be held from June 5th to 9th 2013 in the heart of Brussels. It will coincide with two other important cultural events – Brussels Ancient Art Fair (BAAF) and Brussels Non-European Art Fair (BRUNEAF) – making Brussels a key destination for art enthusiasts in June.
The finest of Asian art
together with interesting lectures.
Please take a closer look at the exhibitors´ list. There are many renowned galleries and dealers from all over the world, who will show exciting exhibits this year:
Michael Woerner, Oriental arts
Wei Asian Arts, Oriental Art and Antiques
John Siudmak Asian Art, Indian and Himalayan art
Renaud Montméat Art d’Asie, Arts of India, China, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia
Mingei Arts Gallery, Japanese antique & contemporary arts
Galerie Lamy, Oriental arts
Kyoto Gallery – Tony Cammaert Antiquair, Japanese art
Kitsune Japanese Art, Japanese art & antiques
Jacques How-Choong, Oriental Art
Nayef Homsi, Ancient Art of Asia
Antiquair K. Grusenmeyer n.v., Exquisite sculpture & objects
Carlos Cruañas, Art of India, Himalaya and South East Asia
Gisèle Croës, Arts d’Extrême-Orient s.a.
Asian Arts Company – Carlo Cristi, Arte Orientale Tessili
Buddhist Art, Khmer, Himalayan and South East Asian Art
Astamangala, Ancient Art from Tibet, Nepal and India
Moreover, on June 6th and 7th there will be some additional lectures held by François Picard, Max Rutherston, Irka Hajdas, David Pritzker and Pratapaditya Pal.
Please visit the official website of the fair and also save the date:
Asian Art in Brussels 2013
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The ART 2013 fair at Utrecht in the Netherlands will be held from April 21th to April 28th at Jaarbeurs Utrecht.
Authentic, refreshing & tasteful art in the Netherlands
There will be shown a wide variety of arts and antiques from 86 exhibiting galleries from all over the world.
In the Asian art area the following galleries will be present:
Gibson Antiques, London (UK)
Hamadi Oriental Art, Hattum
Galerie Peter Hardt, Radevormwald (D)
Hotei Japanese Prints, Leiden
Meijering Art Books, Dreumel
Ming-k’i Gallery, Waardamme (B)
Edward Pranger Oriental Art, Hong Kong
Please go to the official website:
Art 2013 Utrecht
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NEW CITY ART FAIR Osaka will open its doors from April 24th to April 28th at Hankyu Umeda Main Store 9F Hankyu Umeda Gallery in Osaka, Japan.
This exhibition consists not of solo artists,
but of the work selected by various art galleries.
On a mission to deliver contemporary Japanese art to art lovers around the world, NEW CITY ART FAIR first opened its doors to the public in New York City in March 2012. 35,000 people crowded together for its second volume held in Taipei within a large scale Japanese culture event called “roomsLINK” in November 2012. It revealed the great interest in Japanese creatives. The third volume was held back in New York in March 2013 gradually infiltrating into the New York’ s Armory Arts Week scene.
In April 2013, NEW CITY ART FAIR w ill kick off its fourth volume “ NEW CITY ART FAIR Osaka” at Hankyu Umeda Main Store in Osaka, Japan. It will attract art collectors from throughout Asia, and also develop the art market inside Japan. NEW CITY ART FAIR continues to approach those who are not familiar with contemporary art. NEW CITY ART
FAIR will continue to travel around major cities in the world to deliver contemporary Japanese art.
Event Name: NEW CITY ART FAIR
Location: Hankyu Umeda Gallery, 9F (Osaka, Japan)
Dates: April 24-28, 2013 (April 24th is by invitation only)
Organizer: H.P. FRANCE S.A.
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“The energy and traffic was considerably greater than 2012, which was already a strong year for us,” said Suneet Kapoor of the Kapoor Galleries in New York. “I noticed some new museums visiting, which have not done so in the past, such as the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Korean National Museum, as well as the regulars such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Newark Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Dallas Museum of Art and some of the University Museums: Lowe Museum at the University of Miami, Smart Museum at University of Chicago, Yale University Art Gallery. We also noticed an uptick in European collectors as well, on the rise over the past two years, reinforcing New York as a premier destination for Asian art.”
Many happy comments from sellers at Asia Week NY 2013
“I had a record-breaking week which surpassed all my expectations,” said Joan B. Mirviss of her eponymous gallery. “The responses from both the museum world and the savvy collectors have been astonishing.”
James Lally of J. J. Lally & Co. in New York said: “Our special exhibition of Song Dynasty Ceramics was very well received… The number of serious collectors and curators and Asian art aficionados passing through our gallery during Asia Week 2013 was significantly higher than last year.”
Erik Schiess of the Portland, Oregon-based Jadestone, reported that he developed new relationships and met new museum clients as well. “We sold most of our top items. Approximately 2/3 of the sales were to mainland Chinese buyers and the rest were to European and American clients.”
“The energy and enthusiasm is more intense than last year,” said Katherine Martin of Scholten Japanese Art in New York. “I had visitors almost non-stop throughout the week.”
“We had an amazing week selling more items this year than ever before,” said Michael C. Hughes from New York.
Brendan Lynch, of the London-based Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch, reported that a number of institutions bought and reserved Indian miniature paintings, including The British Library, The Art Institute of Chicago, and Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. “We had more curators returning to visit than for the past two years with our private buyers from America and Europe,” said Lynch.
“I was delighted to see hundreds of past, current and future clients, as well as academics and museum curators from all over the country take great interest in the exhibition and catalog.” said Eric Zetterquist of Zetterquist Galleries, in New York.
“The response to my show has been enormous and extremely positive,” said first-time participant Dr. Robert R. Bigler, from Ruschlikon, Switzerland.
“We had one of the best Asia Weeks in years with sales across the board from $7,500 to over $3M,” said Carlton Rochell, whose gallery is based in New York.
“I was very impressed with the energy of this year’s Asia Week New York,” said Carlo Cristi. “There were many more international visitors than in the past.”
Marsha Vargas, of the Xanadu Gallery in San Francisco, was “very pleased with the comments and requests from several museums.”
New York contemporary Chinese painting specialist Martha Sutherland reported that two Hsia I-fu ink monochrome landscapes were sold, “with many other sales from American museums.”
John Siudmak, from London, explained that “this was a very good year, with more museum curators visiting the gallery than in prior seasons.”
Next Asia Week New York will be held March 14 through 22, 2014.
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Sotheby´s Hong Kong spring sale series in 2013 will test the boundaries of the Asian art market in Hong Kong again.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 3 – 8 April 2013
This year, there will be fifteen auction sales, offering a wide range of luxury objects and arts, especially combining high quality contemporary and antique Asian art.
The sale series will include fine Chinese ceramics and works of art, fine Chinese paintings, contemporary Asian art, 20th century Chinese art, modern and contemporary Southeast Asian paintings, jewellery, important watches and wines.
Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (New Wing)
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Go to: Sotheby´s hompage
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The Asia Week New York 2013 will take place in New York City from March 15th until 23th, being carried out for the fifth year in 2013. World-renowned gallery exhibitions will be accompanied by auction sales and lectures from museums and cultural institutions.
One week for the finest of Asian art
The exhibitions in New York City will comprise fine antique and contemporary works of art from 43 Asian art dealers, mainly from Europe and the United States. There will be a supporting program with lectures and exhibitions form seventeen museums and cultural institutions. World leading auction houses Christie´s, Sotheby´s and Bonham´s will hold auctions on five days to satisfy the needs of collectors.
Asia Week New York is an important event for collectors and market observers. Hopefully, it will display the large variety of all different cultures from Asia. The combination of gallery exhibitions and popular auctions is particularly interesting in New York City. Will there be any stimulating effects on the Asian art market as a direct result of this specific format? – We´ll be observing closely…
Asia Week New York 2013 press release:
March 15th kicks off the fifth year of Asia Week New York, the extraordinary eight-day extravaganza that brings to New York a glorious array of prized Asian works of art, displayed in specially-curated simultaneous exhibitions at 43 galleries throughout the metropolitan area. The event draws an international coterie of collectors, curators and enthusiasts from every corner of the globe.
Says Henry Howard-Sneyd, Chairman of Asia Week New York 2013 and Sotheby’s Vice-Chairman Asian Art, Americas: “Asia Week is a crescendo of events we are proud to bring to New York. They augment the city’s already rich cultural holdings with worldclass Asian art exhibitions, many of which might be worthy of display in any one of the city’s top-tier museums.”
Asia Week New York unites an illustrious roster of 43 international Asian art specialists—the largest number to date—along with five major auction houses and 17 world-renowned museums and Asian cultural institutions. All work together towards a singular purpose: that of weaving Asian art into the cultural fabric of New York and beyond. “Asia Week New York is a cosmopolitan event,” says Howard-Sneyd, “so it’s only fitting that it takes place in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and cultured cities. For discerning, in-the-know collectors, curators, scholars and Asian art enthusiasts from all around the world, it has become an essential destination in March.”
According to Howard-Sneyd, Asia Week New York launches with a private, by-invitation-only reception at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Asia Week New York exhibitions, which are open and free to the public, will reveal the rarest and finest Asian exemplars of porcelain, jewelry, textiles, paintings, ceramics, sculpture, bronzes, prints, photographs and jades, representing artistry, ingenuity and imagination from every quarter and period of Asia.
Read full pree release:
Go to: Asia Week New York 2013
Images courtesy of Asia Week New York.
A new format of an art fair is coming up in Brussels to be established as the successor of the worldwide renown BOAfair. The so called Asian Art In Brussels fair will take place for the first time in June 2013. In accordance with BOA´s former tradition, the new fair will coincide with the Brussels Ancient Art Fair (BAAF) and the Brussels Non-European Art Fair (BRUNEAF).
One of the new arrangements of Asian Art In Brussels will be a supporting program in addition to the exhibitions. It is planned to work together with museum experts to create some conferences and lectures.
If this is organized well, then it will be prevented from being boring. If you go to Brussels in June 2013, what you want is a real Asian art experience: viewing, touching, smelling and breathing it.
Asian Art in Brussels already has got a history, even before it started. Nevertheless, the organizers shouldn´t look backwards, but build up a new and a great art fair for the future (which of course also means to attract new generations of antique art lovers and collectors).
Go to: Asian Art In Brussels
Exceptional Museum-Quality Asian and Western Antiques
4-7 October 2012, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Fine Art Asia 2012, Asia’s premier annual art and antiques fair, brings together the elite of antiques galleries worldwide. Expert dealers from both East and West will present an unprecedented range of museum-quality artworks, ranging from ancient Chinese bronzes, lacquer wares, porcelain, furniture, textiles and snuff bottles, to fine French 18th century furniture and decorative arts from the 17th to 19th century.
Rossi & Rossi, London return for their 7th year with a wide range of rare Buddhist and Hindu paintings, sculptures and ritual objects from China, India and the Himalayas. Each piece embodies deep religious significance and displays masterful craftsmanship. An 11th century Vajradhatu mandala, possibly the earliest surviving mandala (ritual cosmic diagram) from Tibet, is of seminal importance in the history of Tibetan art. It was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and later at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington. Also included is a fine and delicately painted 13th century Tibetan Portrait of Tashipal, the founder of the Taglung monastery.
Among the sculptures, a monumental 9th century gilt bronze standing Boddhisattva has an otherworldly power and grace. An early 11th century Manjushri-Yamantaka is a rare wrathful form of the bodhisattva Manjushri with many arms to carry weapons, many heads to watch all directions and many legs to trample a multitude of demons. This work was also exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and later at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington. A dark bronze Buddha Sakyamuni dating to the 7th century is a graceful example of the very earliest Kashmiri Buddhist sculpture. A rare piece still complete with its throne, attendants and original back plate, this is one of the most important bronzes surviving from the period.
Galerie Christian Deydier, Paris, returns to Fine Art Asia 2012 with another fine collection of ancient Chinese bronzes. Stand-out pieces include an archaic bronze bell zhong from the Eastern Zhou dynasty, 5th century BC, and a ritual bronze vessel gu dating from the Anyang period of the Shang dynasty, 13th – 12th century BC. Scholar and dealer Christian Deydier is a leading expert on ancient Chinese art, having studied jiaguwen, the earliest known form of Chinese writing as it appeared on oracle bones and tortoise shells in the Shang Dynasty from the 13th to 12th century BC, at Tai Ta University, Taipei.
Vanderven & Vanderven, s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, specializes in Asian art with an emphasis on Chinese and Japanese export porcelain. The gallery has sold to private collectors, museums and historical houses worldwide. Showcased at Fine Art Asia 2012 will be a Kendi (a ritual container for holy water) in the shape of an elephant from the Wanli period (1573-1619) of the Ming Dynasty; and rare pieces from the Kangxi period (1662-1722) of the Qing Dynasty including a dish with figures in a gazebo, a deep dish with hunting scene, a pair of rouleau vases and an iron-red baluster vase. Also of note are a blue and white ewer, a double gourd vase with figures, and a large jar featuring a lady with parasol from the Transitional period (mid-17th century); and a blanc de China Buddha, c. 1900.
Galerie Dayan, Paris, exhibiting for the first time at Fine Art Asia 2012, will present a sumptuous exhibition of magnificent French decorative arts from the 17th century to 19th century. A portrait of King Louis XIV of France, “The Sun King”, as a child in coronation dress is attributed to Henri Testelin (1616- 1695) and dates from the end of the 17th century. A similar painting is exhibited in the Museum of the Château of Versailles. Among the objets d’art are a silver and gilt copper jardinière made by the famous house of Cristofle, dating from the end of the 19th century; and a magnificent rare French gilt bronze and agate vase from a private Parisian collection known as a “Du Barry goat vase” in honour of Louis XV’s official mistress, Madame du Barry, in Louis XVI style, also 19th century. Also exhibited is a pair of large gilt bronze wall lights with turtle doves by Jean-François Feuchère, created for Queen Marie- Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI, to use in the Château of Saint-Cloud, c. 1792-1800; and a arge Louis XV vernis Martin (imitating Chinese lacquer) and gilt bronze French bracket clock, from a private collection, probably from the Château of Rainçy.
Martin Fung, Hong Kong, is a specialist in Chinese lacquer with over 40 years’ experience of this quintessential Chinese art form. As usual at Fine Art Asia 2012 he will present the finest examples from all periods of Chinese history. Star pieces include a cinnabar lacquer box and cover with a scene of seven sages in a bamboo grove, dating from the Qianlong Period (1736-1795) of the Qing Dynasty; and a carved ivory brushpot with shallow relief carving of pomegranates, birds and flowers, from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Robert Hall, London, a leading expert on the small but perfect art form of the Chinese snuff bottle, returns to Fine Art Asia 2012 for the 7th year with miniature masterpieces in a wide variety of materials.
Other eminent galleries returning to Fine Art Asia 2012 include Maria Kiang Chinese Art, Hong Kong, specializing in scholar’s objects; Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art, London/New York, experts in Chinese antiques; Susan Ollemans, London, showing Indian jewellery and Chinese works of art; Jacqueline Simcox, London, and Teresa Coleman Fine Arts, Hong Kong and Plum Blossoms Gallery, Hong Kong, presenting antique Chinese textiles and embroidered costumes; and Nicholas Grindley, London and MD Flacks, London, displaying classical Chinese furniture. Newcomers to the fair include Bernard Shapero Rare Books, London; Galerie Lamy, Brussels; and Orientique, Hong Kong.
Go to website: FINE ART ASIA 2012
The Biennale des Antiquaires can be considered as one of the most exclusive and maybe most extravagant art events around the globe, showing outstanding objects of art, paintings, great pieces of furniture, exceptional jewellery, sculptures and, not to forget, Asian art.
There are quite a few galleries and art dealers exhibiting objects of Asian art on this year’s show. For example gallery Christophe Hioco, who once again puts some rare examples of antique vietnamese bronzes as well as sculptures from India and Ghandhara on display.
This year’s exibition is located in Grand Palais, Paris, and will be decorated with an interior design by Karl Lagerfeld. Opening from September 14 to 23, this extraordinariy art show is going to attract thousands of friends of arts & antiques worldwide.
For more information please visit the website: 26th Biennale des Antiquaires
Exhibitors of Asian arts: Jacques BARRERE SAS * Galerie Jean-Christophe CHARBONNIER * CROËS Gisèle * Galerie Christian DEYDIER * Christophe HIOCO * Eric POUILLOT
(Pictures courtesy of Syndicat National des Antiquaires)
With Hongkong aspiring to become one of the art capitals of the world, influential art dealers, wealthy collectors and of course top international artists are expected to meet at the Hong Kong International Art Fair 2012, Asia’s premier art fair.
This year’s ART HK, from May 17 – 20, will have 266 galleries from 38 countries presenting the best of modern and contemporary art in a harmonious balance of 50:50 between Western and Asian exhibitions.
For detailed information visit: ART HK 2012 – hongkongartfair.com
Kill two birds with one stone and visit Brussels in early June this year. Within the beautiful area of Sablon, the center of antiques shops and art galleries, worthwhile a visit on it’s own, there are a couple of art events taking place at the same time, from June 6 to 10.
Most prominently for our Asian art lovers, we would like to recommend “The Brussels Oriental Art Fair” aka BOA Fair, which is the only art event specializing in the arts of Asia hosted on the European continent. Taking place for the 8th time, this event is definitely a highlight for amateurs as well as for dealers, collectors, curators and therefore, not surprising, gaining lots of media attention.
There will be a free catalogue to accompany the visitors through the exhibitions of 15 international merchants presenting their new acquisitions in Sablon and other participating galleries. And we can be sure to expect hand-picked high quality objects in the exhibitions! The following list includes all 15 participating galleries:
Asian Arts Company * Astamangala * Buddhist Art * Georgia Chrischilles * Carlos Cruañas * Duchange & Riché * Christophe Hioco * Jacques How Choong * Kyoto Gallery * Kitsune * Galerie Lamy * Mingei Arts Gallery * Renaud Montméat * Wei Asian Arts * Michael Woerner
(pictures courtesy of BOAfair)
For more detailed information and a glimpse on exhibition highlights, visit BOA Fair website!
If that’s not enough for you, here are further events in the city of Brussels taking place at the same time:
BRUNEAF (Brussels Non European Art Fair) is specializing in antique tribal art since early 1983, displaying non-European art like African, Oceanian, Indonesian, pre-Columbian, Asiatic and Australian Aboriginal art.
BAAF (Brussels Ancient Art Fair) is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year, having turned into one of the most important fairs worldwide for antiquities collectors by now. For this special occasion BAAF has arranged a large Egyptian art exhibition.
Not speaking of many other galleries in the area taking advantage of these special events to dust off their windows and show off their best, so there might be little treasures to discover as well.
What an opportunity to spend some wonderful days in beautiful Brussels and soak up five days of art filled atmosphere… better hurry up and book a hotel room before it’s too late!
Fine Art Asia in Hongkong 2012 will take place from 4-7- Oct 2012 in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Go here for the video from the fair in 2011: Fine Art Asia 2011 video
Excerpt from press release:
In the Antiques section, Christian Deydier from Paris offered the Frank Arts Collection of Ancient Chinese Bronzes and sold 90% of the pieces on the opening night. Classical Chinese furniture dealers Nicholas Grindley, London, and MD Flacks, New York, almost sold out, while Ever Arts, Hong Kong, sold its major pieces. New exhibitor Koopman Rare Art, London, one of the world’s leading dealers in antique Western silver, reported good sales and tremendous interest. Another new exhibitor, Mallett, London sold several major pieces, as their presentation in Hong Kong speeded up the decision of buyers.
In the Modern Art section, Gladwell & Company’s booth was permanently crowded with people viewing the display of paintings by Monet, Renoir and Picasso among others; while a combination of important Impressionist and Chinese 20th century works at Waterhouse & Dodd, London, proved a major draw for visitors to the fair; as did the masterpieces by Rodin, Degas and Zadkine at Robert Bowman Gallery, London. Meanwhile few could miss the iconic jewellery pieces made for royalty and Hollywood stars at Siegelson, New York; as well as at Lucas Rarities, London; Palais Royal Paris, Paris; and Veronique Bamps, Monaco. Meanwhile, Hong Kong jeweller and designer Kai-Yin Lo welcomed non-stop visitors to her booth.
London dealer Robert Kleiner, specializing in Chinese snuff bottles and works of art, said, “This is a wonderful fair, beautifully organized, and we have done very good business.We have made lots of new clients and also welcomed many return clients from last year. This year we have seen more private clients from Mainland China.”
New York dealer Carlton Rochell commented: “Fine Art Asia 2011 has clearly become a mature international fair with top international dealer participation from around the world. The quality of the art displayed is at the highest levels. I think Fine Art Asia has become one of the fairs on the international art calendar.”
To read the full press release, go here: Fine Art Asia 2011 press release
Upcoming asian art fairs in 2012:
- BRUNEAF winter b sablon Brussels
- Arts of Pacific Asia, San Francisco
- Arts of Pacific Asia, New York
- BRAFA January 2012, Brussels
- Tribal & Textile Arts, San Francisco
- American international fine art fair, Palm Beach
- The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, London