ASIA NOW: Emerging and confirmed creations from Asia

Jiang Zhi, Love Letters No.15, 2014 photography archival inkjet print,180x135cm Edition 5 + 2AP

Li Shurui, THE MOMENT BEFORE EVAPORATION, YOU NO.1, 2018, Acrylic on canvas on wood pannel, ©New Galerie

Ma Qiusha, Ravine Wonderland, 2016 Cement, nylon stocking, plywood, resin, steel 123 x 245 x 5.5 cm, Courtesy of the artist and of Beijing-Commune

Makoto Aida, Blender, 2001 Acrylic on canvas, 290 x 210.5 cm Photography© Keizo Kioku, Takahashi Collection© Makoto Aida/Mizuma Art Gallery

Makoto Aida, DOG (Moon), 1996 Panel, Japanese paper, Japanese mineral pigment, acrylic 100 x 90 cm,Photography©Hideto Nagatsuka ©Makoto Aida/Mizuma Art Gallery

Makoto Aida, Bowl of Rice with Fresh Salmon Roe (from the series of “Edible Artificial Girls, Mi-Mi Chan), 2001 Duration 8 minutes 14 seconds © Makoto Aida/Mizuma Art Gallery

Makoto Aida, A Picture of an Air Raid in New York City (War Picture Returns), 1996 Six-panel sliding screens, hinges, Nihon Keizai Shinbun, black-and-white photocopy on hologram paper, charcoal pencil, watercolour, magic marker, correction liquid, pencil 174 x 382 cm, Photography©Hideto Nagatsuka © Makoto Aida/Mizuma Art Gallery

Makoto Aida The video of a man calling himself Bin Laden staying in Japan, 2005, Video,Duration 8 minutes 14 seconds © Makoto Aida/Mizuma Art Gallery

Xu Zhen, Evolution-standing female attendant/Bwa bobo mask, 2017, Mineral-based composite, mineral pigments, stainless, 60 x 27 x 19 cm/Courtesy of the artist and of MadeIn, Gallery

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Jiang Zhi, Love Letters No.15, 2014 photography archival inkjet print,180x135cm Edition 5 + 2AP
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Li Shurui, THE MOMENT BEFORE EVAPORATION, YOU NO.1, 2018, Acrylic on canvas on wood pannel, ©New Galerie
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Ma Qiusha, Ravine Wonderland, 2016 Cement, nylon stocking, plywood, resin, steel 123 x 245 x 5.5 cm, Courtesy of the artist and of Beijing-Commune
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Makoto Aida, Blender, 2001 Acrylic on canvas, 290 x 210.5 cm Photography© Keizo Kioku, Takahashi Collection© Makoto Aida/Mizuma Art Gallery
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Makoto Aida, DOG (Moon), 1996 Panel, Japanese paper, Japanese mineral pigment, acrylic 100 x 90 cm,Photography©Hideto Nagatsuka ©Makoto Aida/Mizuma Art Gallery
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Makoto Aida, Bowl of Rice with Fresh Salmon Roe (from the series of “Edible Artificial Girls, Mi-Mi Chan), 2001 Duration 8 minutes 14 seconds © Makoto Aida/Mizuma Art Gallery
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Makoto Aida, A Picture of an Air Raid in New York City (War Picture Returns), 1996 Six-panel sliding screens, hinges, Nihon Keizai Shinbun, black-and-white photocopy on hologram paper, charcoal pencil, watercolour, magic marker, correction liquid, pencil 174 x 382 cm, Photography©Hideto Nagatsuka © Makoto Aida/Mizuma Art Gallery
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Makoto Aida The video of a man calling himself Bin Laden staying in Japan, 2005, Video,Duration 8 minutes 14 seconds © Makoto Aida/Mizuma Art Gallery
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Xu Zhen, Evolution-standing female attendant/Bwa bobo mask, 2017, Mineral-based composite, mineral pigments, stainless, 60 x 27 x 19 cm/Courtesy of the artist and of MadeIn, Gallery

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.

2018 PARTNERS

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

9 avenue Hoche I 75008 Paris

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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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