Art Central, presented with Lead Partner UOB, will return to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre for its 2023 edition. As a cornerstone event of Hong Kong Art Week, the eighth edition of Art Central will be held from Wednesday to Saturday, 22 to 25 March 2023 (Preview on Tuesday, 21 March) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, showcasing the next generation of talent from Asias most innovative galleries alongside distinguished artists from around the world.
Art Central 2023 welcomes the participation by 70 diverse and ambitious galleries from around the globe from Hong Kong to Busan, Johannesburg to New York, Madrid, Tokyo and beyond. With the recent lifting of travel restrictions in Hong Kong, the Fair looks forward to reuniting local and international audiences in a truly multicultural celebration of art.
For this years Fair, Art Central is honored to welcome Hong Kong-based independent curator Chris Wan as Curatorial Advisor, to oversee a programme of immersive installation art. Art Central 2023 will once again work with the Fairs long-standing Education Partner, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, to host a critically acclaimed programme comprising public talks, performances, and media art.
First Release Tickets to Art Central are now available. Visitors are encouraged to book their tickets early for the best price: http://artcentralhongkong.com/visit/tickets
Full details of Art Central 2023 will be unveiled in due course.
Art Central, a cornerstone event of Hong Kong Art Week, showcases the next generation of talent from Asias most innovative galleries alongside distinguished artists from around the world. Since its inaugural edition in 2015, Art Central has established itself as a professional platform for pushing boundaries in contemporary art and is recognised today as a place of discovery for collectors and curators representing private, corporate, and institutional collections worldwide.
The strong gallery line-up is complemented by a dynamic programme that includes large-scale and interactive installations, experimental film and performance and engaging panel discussions.
Charles Ross was the Managing Director of ART HK since the fairs inception in 2007 until Art Basel acquired the Fair in 2011. He played a pivotal role in ART HKs collaboration with Art Basel, and has been the Managing Director of Art Central, Taipei Dangdai and ART SG since their inception.
Corey Andrew Barr was formerly a Specialist and Head of Sales for Phillips, where he also organised exhibitions of contemporary art, photography, and designworking with leading international artists to mount exhibitions in New York and London. Barr was most recently Director of a prominent Hong Kong and London-based gallery focusing on Asian Contemporary art and was responsible for influential gallery exhibitions and presentations at prestigious international fairs.
Chris Wan Feng is a Hong Kong-based writer and independent curator with a research focus on locality and art ecosystem. His recent curated exhibitions include A Collection in Two Acts (2022, Rossi&Rossi), The Dust of a Long Journey (2022, Whitestone), Residual Heat (2021, Axel Vervoordt), among others. In 2023, he initialised Blue Throat, an ongoing curatorial programme on Chinese diaspora and displacement. Chris has been contributing to many art journals and mass media, e.g., Artforum and Initium Media. He is also the founder and editor of Daoju (www.daoju.art), a not-for-profit art writing project with a focus of Hong Kong contemporary art scene.