Whether you’re an experienced collector, an art lover or a neophyte looking to buy your first limited-edition print, the Affordable Art Fair is the perfect place to learn more about art and refine your taste in a playful and accessible environment. It is also a unique opportunity to discover local artists, galleries and collectives in one place.
The 9th edition of Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong returns to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 4 to 7 August 2022. Continuing its dedicated support of the art ecosystem, the Fair showcases thousands of contemporary artworks from over 60 hand-picked local and international galleries and exhibitors.
While the Fair is building initiatives to support local emerging talents through the Young Talent exhibition, it also offers a unique chance to discover several local galleries and to support their initiatives. This year, the Fair welcomes more than 30% new galleries.
We have selected four different galleries and arts collectives, each with a unique approach to nurture talents, spread artistic curiosity and build a bridge between artists and the general public.
The gallery has been founded in 2022 by Hong Kong art veterans Fiona Ho and Natalie Ng, and is showcasing local and international emerging artists, with a focus on Asian diaspora artists, and a vision to nurture new talents through a rigorous exhibition programme and cross-disciplinary collaborations.
On top of representing Corn Ho, one of last year Fair Young Talents, Odds and Ends showcases this year a kaleidoscopic group presentation with new works by emerging contemporary artists, including Andreas Von Buddenbrock (The Ink Trail), Ann Wong, Brandon Ho, Camie Lyons, Ghost Mountain Field, Jeff Tung, JUM, Nasim G Pachi, Sammi Mak and Virginia Lo.
Founded in 2016 by Enders Wong, Hong Kong award-winning ceramic, kintsugi artist and collector, it is not difficult to guess the curatorial statement of the gallery, aiming to bring in contemporary ceramic art and culture. The gallery presents established and emerging local artists, and also provides a platform for international artists to allow cultural exchange by showing works of different aesthetics.
Featured by the gallery, Japanese artist Sayaka Shingu‘s sculptures resemble fragile dried flowers. Her sculptures use mostly black, white and grey clay as she wants to radiate the cold and fierce beauty of everlasting flowers, which contrasts strongly to the very nature of botanical creatures in real life.
From the world’s first NFTs that interact with physical paintings to glass sculptures that set a room alight, there are few things in art The Spectacle Group wouldn’t explore. Founded by Jaime Lau in 2013, the gallery launched their artist residency in Kowloon Tong in 2016. With their unique immersive space, artists and visitors can meet during residency periods, enhancing exchange and creativity.
One of their artists, Ryan Chan is an emerging talent from Hong Kong, best known for his geometric abstract paintings with gold and metal leaf. He has already created an installation for Affordable Art Fair 2021.
Aurum joins the fair for the first time this year with a core message and value of “authenticity”. A creative community aiming at empowering individuals and businesses, they create new experiences to help people find their uniqueness through different sensational workshops and encourage self-expression through art.
In addition to showcasing artworks, Aurum is also presenting a fashion art show created by Founder Edna Yau and inspired by the concept of awakening and resonating with the four-stage of the life cycle of a cell (Happiness – Formation; Vigour – Blooming; Struggle – Fighting; and Enlightenment – Balancing).
For more details about the Fair schedule and ticketing, click on the link Affordable Art Fair 2022