ASIA NOW 2017's Third Edition to Take Place in Paris from October 18 to 22, 2017

ASIA NOW, "boutique art fair" dedicated to contemporary Asian art, will take place from October 18 to 22, 2017, at 9 avenue Hoche in Paris.

  • Chen Qiulin Farewell Poem, 2002  Video, duration: 10 min 41 s  © Courtesy of the artist and A Thousand Plateaus Art Space

  • Liu Bolin  View of the installation When you see me, I see you, 2017  Installation of 32 heads made of electrical circuits, copper wires, cameras and CCTV devices and a screen  Variable dimensions  © Courtesy of the artist and Magda Danysz Gallery

For its 3rd edition, ASIA NOW continues to explore the artistic scenes in Asia, presenting 30 of the most influential and internationally recognised galleries from the continent. The boutique art fair which has developed an audacious and rigorous programme continues to reaffirm its position as a key event in the international arts calendar, unveiling the richness and diversity of the Asian art scene. A new development this year will be its focus on the South Korean art scene.  

ASIA NOW will bring together, in the intimate setting of a Parisian private mansion, galleries representing artists from territories across Asia. Aiming to strengthen the ties between collectors, artists, and their works, ASIA NOW will invite visitors to wander from one room to another as if they were in a collector’s private home.  

Newcomers this year include AIKE DELLARCO (Shanghai, China), Chambers Fine Art (Beijing, China – New York, United States), PIFO Gallery (Beijing, China), Gallery SoSo (Gyeonggi-do, South Korea), and Gallery Su (Shanghai, China).  

The fair will also present returning galleries such as A Thousand Plateaus Art Space (Chengdu, China), A2Z Art Gallery (Paris, France – Hong Kong, China), CHOI&LAGER (Köln, Germany – Seoul, South Korea), ifa gallery (Brussels, Belgium – Shanghai, China), Magda Danysz Gallery (Shanghai, China – Paris, France – London, United Kingdon), Primo Marella Gallery and Primae Noctis Gallery (Milan, Italy – Lugano, Switzerland), Tang Contemporary Art Center (Beijing and Hong Kong, China – Bangkok, Thailand), The Columns Gallery (Seoul, South Korea), The Drawing Room (Makati City, Philippines), as well as A3 (Berlin, Germany – Singapore) attending for the third consecutive year and presenting a solo show of Philippine artist Marina Cruz curated by Matthias Arndt.  

This year, ASIA NOW will showcase the special project Cloudy Depths: Five Artists and Their Take On Neo-Mōrōism, curated by Wei Xiangqi. Through the works of Tai Xiangzhou, Wang Shuye, Ye Jianqing, Wei Yan and Zhu Jianzhong, the project will explore the notion of “neo-mōrōism”, a school of thought that aspires for a return to nature and to spirituality through introspection.  

 

  • Hom Nguyen Ligne de Vie, 2017  Acrylic on canvas  130 x 195 cm  © Courtesy of the artist and A2Z Art Gallery

  • Huang Yishan Study of Expression 2, 2017  Mixed media on board  70 x 62 cm  © Courtesy of the artist and Tang Contemporary Art Center

  • Kim In Kyum Spaceless, 2015  Acrylic ink on paper  78.8 x 109 cm  © Courtesy of the artist and Gallery SoSo

KOREAN PLATFORM  

 

ASIA NOW will highlight the contemporary South Korean scene, through a special programme curated and coordinated by Joanne Kim. The Korean Platform will feature exhibitions, conferences, video projections and performances, bringing to light the artistic richness of the “Land of the Morning Calm”.  

Among the galleries participating in the Korean Platform, CHOI&LAGER, Gallery Su, The Columns Gallery, Gallery SoSo, Galerie Françoise Livinec, and Galerie Maria Lund who will dedicate their spaces to both established and emerging artists.  

The curatorial team of the Busan Biennale 2018 will present a project focused on distinguished artists of the Korean avant-garde. Under the title an/other-avant-garde, this special exhibition will present Korean artists from the avant-garde movement period, which followed the Danseakhwa art movement. It is a continuation of last year's journey through the theme an/other avant-garde china-japan-korea. A curatorial talk will also be organized by the new art director of the 2018 Busan Biennale, to be appointed this July.  

As part of the Artists Talks & Film Screenings program, young Korean artists, including digital artists Kelvin Kyung Kun Park, candidate for the ARTSPECTRUM Award at the Samsung Museum of Art last year, Lee Wan, representing South Korea in this year’s Venice Biennale, and Ayoung Kim, are invited to present their films and discuss the limits of this medium.

  • Liu Tao A Hungry Beijing n°10, 2013  Silverprint photograph  60 x 90 cm  © Courtesy of the artist and ON/gallery

  • Wang Jian Jiangnan H10, 2015  Acrylic and coal on canvas  126 x 180 cm  © Courtesy of the artist and PIFO Gallery

  • Marina Cruz Mend me, 2016  Oil on canvas  190 x 200 cm  © Courtesy of the artist and A3, curated by Matthias Arndt

The complete programme, including the detailed Korean Platform, Talks, Design Project and final list of participating galleries will be announced shortly.  

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ASIA NOW, Paris Asian Art Fair  

18 - 22 October 2017  

9 Avenue Hoche – 75008 Paris  

Press preview on October 17 at 2 pm  

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Alexandra Fain: Co-founder & director of ASIA NOW – alexandrafain@asianowparis.com  

Joanne Kim – Coordinator and Curator of the Korean platform  

Qing Ding – Gallery Relations Manager – qingding@asianowparis.com

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PRESS CONTACTS  

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  • Wu Jian’an Plum, 2016  Brass  305 x 100 x 100 cm  © Courtesy of the artist and Chambers Fine Art

  • Shinya Nakazato Untitled, 2017  Acrylic on inkjet print, edition 1/7  139 x 95 cm © Courtesy of the artist and Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery

  • Li Chevalier Transcendance, 2015  Experimental Chinese ink on canvas  150 x 70 cm  © Courtesy of the artist and ifa gallery

LIST OF GALLERIES (on June 9, 2017)  

 

AIKE DELLARCO | Shanghai, China  

A Thousand Plateaus Art Space | Chengdu, China  

A2Z Art Gallery | Paris, France | Hong Kong, China  

A3, curated by Matthias Arndt | Berlin, Germany | Singapore  

Chambers Fine Art | Beijing, China | New York, United States  

CHOI&LAGER Gallery | Köln, Germany | Seoul, South Korea  

Galerie Françoise Livinec | Paris, France  

ifa gallery | Brussels, Belgium | Shanghai, China  

Galerie Liusa Wang | Paris, France  

Magda Danysz Gallery | Shanghai, China | Paris, France | London, United Kingdom  

Galerie Maria Lund | Paris, France  

ON/gallery| Beijing, China  

Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery | Paris, France  

PIFO Gallery | Beijing, China  

Primo Marella Gallery et Primae Noctis Gallery | Milan, Italy | Lugano, Switzerland  

Gallery SoSo | Gyeonggi-do, South Korea  

Gallery Su | Shanghai, China  

Tang Contemporary Art Center | Beijing, China | Hong Kong, China | Bangkok, Thailand  

The Columns Gallery | Seoul, South Korea  

The Drawing Room | Makati City, Philippines  

  • Ruben Pang Hyacinth Girl-Skinned, 2016  Oil, alkyd and dammar varnish on aluminium paper  267 x 150 cm  © Courtesy of the artist and Primo Marella Gallery and Primae Noctis Gallery

  • Zhao Duan Combien de no. 1-1, 2016  Fuji digital paper  65 x 95 x 5 cm  © Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Liusa Wang

  • Wang Shuye A Space Time Nude Like The Buildings Identical (105), 2017  Ink on paper  202.7 x 142.7 cm  © Courtesy of the artist and CAEG-CIEA

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