ASIA NOW: Emerging and confirmed creations from Asia
Among the highlights of the start of the school year and the Fiac week, ASIA NOW is affirming its influence and expanding its scope for this 2018 edition. Pursuing its objectives defined at the time of its creation in 2015, ASIA NOW extends its exploration of the contemporary Asian scene and once again immerses itself in the emerging and confirmed creation from Asia. For this 4th edition, which will be held from 17 to 21 October 2018, ASIA NOW will host more than 39 Asian and Western galleries committed to promoting and supporting contemporary Asian artists abroad. We met this summer his director Alexandra Fain who gave us insights on this new edition
THE RETURN IN FORCE OF KOREAN GALLERIES
The strength of ASIA NOW is also due to the important participation of Korean galleries, which are making their return this year after a widely acclaimed 2017 edition. Among the Korean galleries making their return to Paris this autumn, 313 Art Project (Seoul), CHOI&LAGER (Cologne, Seoul), The Columns Gallery (Seoul), Gallery SoSo (Gyeonggi-do), Gallery SU: (Seoul), Korea is also represented with leading European galleries which, strengthened by the reception of the Korean scene last year, devote their hanging to this scene both confirmed and in full evolution. This is the case for the Parisian gallery Galerie Maria Lund (Paris), the Belgian ArtLOFT/Lee-Bauwans Gallery (Forest), but also for the new arrival of Switzerland Gallery ARTVERA’s (Geneva).
ASIA NOW also reaffirms its vocation as a platform of discovery and hosts a vast program of conversations and video projections, as well as an enriched selection of Special Projects that will be declined through the media, spaces and temporalities during the fair.
A RICH PROGRAM OF CONVERSATIONS AND VIDEOS
ASIA NOW’s Conversations series, a unique forum for exchange on contemporary Asian art in Paris, is animated throughout the fair by artists and key players from the art world. Among the speakers, in addition to the many artists present, the fair will welcome Catherine David (Chief Curator, Centre Pompidou), Hou Hanru (International Artistic Director, MAXXI, Rome), Yuko Hasegawa (Chief Curator, Musée d’art contemporain, Tokyo), Akiko Miki (International Artistic Director, Benessee Art Site, Naoshima), and Clélia Zernik (Professor of Esthetics at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris).
This year, ASIA NOW is enriching this programme with a new place for video – offering both artist videos and films and documentaries on artists. On the programme: the documentary film”Wind and Water” on the Chinese contemporary artist Zheng Guogu, directed by Felicitas Yang and produced by Martina Koeppel-Yang, as well as”A New Energy in Chinese Art: Zhao Zhao (Stockholm & Beijing)” devoted to the contemporary artist Zhao Zhao, directed by Fabien Pacory with the support of John Dodelande Collection. A carte blanche given to Odile Burluraux (Curator at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris) will allow to discover a new selection of videos of Chinese artists.
One of the highlights of the video section is also the curatorial project of CoBo Social which will propose, for the first time in France, a sharp selection of video works by Asian artists. Produced over the past twenty years, these works reflect the changing perspective and sensitivity of a whole new generation of artists who have evolved in the context of significant economic transformation.
SPECIAL PROJECTS 2018
ASIA NOW renews and enriches this year its program of special projects with a selection specifically coordinated within the framework of its Japanese Platform.
Roppongi Crossing 2019 Prelude, in partnership with the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo. ASIA NOW joins forces with the Mori Art Museum of Tokyo for the preview of the exhibition”Roppongi Crossing 2019″, curated by Reiko Tsubaki and Hirokazu Tokuyama, to be held at the Mori Art Museum from February 9 to May 26, 2019 in Tokyo. Organized every three years, the exhibition series”Road Crossing” offers a panorama of the contemporary Japanese scene through a selection of 20 to 40 artists at the”crossroads” of generations and creative practices, ranging from street art to theatre and design.
Ground No Plan, by Makoto Aida, represented by Mizuma Art Gallery. Tokyo-based iconic artist Makoto Aida continues his uncompromising commentary on modern Japanese culture through his in situ installation“Ground No Plan” presented for the first time outside Japan. Investing in various media, from drawing to film to models, Aida seizes an abandoned building to highlight the problems facing urban spaces in Japan.
ASIA NOW 2018 counts among its partners: ARDIAN, Amundi, SIACI, Bernard Controls, Christie’s; and more particularly for the Japanese Platform: NOMURA, PITCH Promotion, Warehouse TERRADA, TERRADA ART ASSIST Co, Ltd. 2018, the French Institute, the Embassy of Japan in France, the Franco-Japanese Institute of Tokyo, the Maison de la Culture du Japon in Paris, the Embassy of France in Japan.
ASIA NOW | PARIS ASIAN ART FAIR
17 – 21 October 2018
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LIST OF PARTICIPATING GALLERIES
313 Art Project | Seoul, South Korea
A2Z Art Gallery | Hong Kong | Paris, France
A3 | Berlin, Germany | Singapore
Amy Li Gallery | Beijing, China
ArtLOFT/Lee-Bauwens Gallery | Forest, Belgium
Art Seasons | Beijing, China | Singapore
ARTVERA’S Gallery | Geneva, Switzerland
Beijing-Commune | Beijing, China
Chi-Wen Gallery | Taipei, Taiwan
CHOI&LAGER Gallery | Cologne, Germany | Seoul, South Korea
The Columns Gallery | Seoul, South Korea
C-Space+Local | Beijing, China
COHJU Contemporary Art | Kyoto, Japan
The Container | Tokyo, Japan
Da-End Gallery | Paris, France
The Drawing Room | Makati City, Philippines
Fabien Fryns Fine Art | Beijing, China
Finale Art File | Makati City, Philippines
Ginkgo Space | Beijing, China
HdM Gallery | London, United Kingdom | Hangzhou, China | Beijing, China
La Patinoire Royale-Galerie Valérie Bach | Brussels, Belgium
Leo Gallery | Hong Kong | Shanghai, China
MadeIn Gallery | Shanghai, China
Magda Danysz Gallery | London, United Kingdom | Paris, France | Shanghai, China
Maria Lund Gallery | Paris, France
MORI YU GALLERY | Kyoto, Japan | Tokyo, Japan
New Gallery | Paris, France
Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery | Paris, France
Primo Marella Gallery | Lugano, Italy | Milan, Italy
S.O.C. Satoko Oe Contemporary | Tokyo, Japan
Gallery SoSo | Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Gallery SU: | Seoul, South Korea
Talion Gallery | Tokyo, Japan
Tang Contemporary Art | Bangkok, Thailand | Hong Kong | Beijing, China
Tokyo Gallery | Paris, France | Tokyo, Japan
Tong Gallery+Projects | Beijing, China
Vanguard Gallery | Shanghai, China
Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery | Makati City, Philippines
VNH Gallery | Paris, France
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