As Fine Art Asia
celebrates its landmark 10th edition, this years breaking news is the launch of a new event: Guardian Fine Art Asia (GFAA), the Beijing edition of the fair, which will take place from 28 May to 1 June 2014. This long-anticipated development is the result of a fruitful collaboration between Guardian Beijing, a well-established art organisation in China, and Fine Art Asia.
Guardian Fine Art Asia, held in association with the world-renowned China Beijing International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS), is certain to command international interest from across the art market. The fair will be organised by the Ministry of Commerce of the PRC and the Peoples Government of Beijing Municipality, and supported by The World Trade Organisation. CIFTIS, a highly comprehensive international event, will serve as a platform for overseas art and antiques dealers to showcase their art pieces to over 100,000 visitors, including the most prestigious groups from Beijing and key leaders in a wide range of professional fields from cities all over China.
For its debut in China, GFAA will host world-renowned galleries in CIFTIS and feature museum-quality pieces from both China and the West. On display will be some exquisite collections, ranging from both Asian and European antiquities, international fine art jewellery and timepieces, antique silver, European design and decorative arts, and 20th century Chinese ink paintings.
Calvin said It is our honour to co-present GFAA (Guardian Fine Art Asia), an expansion of Fine Art Asia with excellent support from art experts and professionals in Beijing. Deemed as the leading international fine art platform in Asia, our mission is to bring venerated Western fine art pieces and aesthetics to Chinese audiences through a five day exhibition and accompanying academic programme. I am very much looking forward to launching the show in late May.