《Hong Kong Art Fair @ 2012》

ART HK 12 celebrates its firth anniversary with its best ever line at the Hong Kong Convention Centre (HKCEC) presented 266 galleries from 38 countries gathered here for Asia's biggest International Art Fair and is set to top all previous attendance records. The ART HK 12 has achieved global significance in the international art scene attracting a rich mix of audience from both the West and East, and has cemented itself as a firm fixture on the global art circuit. It has built a solid reputation for its outstanding quality and extraordinary variety showcasing the best international galleries alongside emerging artists and galleries from across Asia and the globe.
In addition to the three gallery sections at the ART HK 12, the Fair presents ART HK Projects, debuted in 2011. This exciting and pioneering element of the Fair incorporate ten installation works positioned in 10 metre square spaces throughout the exhibition halls. The Galleries Section features 182 leading galleries from 30 different countries, offering outstanding solo and group presentations from around the world.
The return of  ASIA One which was introduced to the Fair in 2011set alongside other prestigious galleries from Asia and the WEST. Dedicated to showcasing the latest developments in contemporary art from across Asia, this year the section shows 49 galleries from the region, each exhibiting a solo presentation by an artist of Asia origin. ASIA One offers an international platform to Asian artists and their galleries and provides a unique opportunity for visitors to experience a diverse view of the Asian art scene.
The ART FUTURE showcasing works by emerging artists represented by 35 of the world's most exciting new galleries. Galleries up to eight years old and artists under 35 at the time of application were invited to participate. The ART FUTURE cash prize totalling US$25,000 will be awarded to one of the featured artists, selected by an expert panel of judges.
The Private Museum Panel, in partnership with Vertu ~ a salon-style discussion open to the public in which owners and directors of museums across the Asia Pacific region, both from the private and public sectors, will discuss current developments in the museum scene.
ART HK's official education partner, Asia Art Archive presents "Backroom Conversations", inviting an impressive line-up of international experts and practitioners in the field of contemporary art to participate in engaging discussions about key issue affecting the art world in both regional and global contexts.

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