Established in 2006, Art Beijing has become one of the top art and exhibition brands in all of Asia. In a continually changing industry, Art Beijing continues to adapt to market trends and further define its position.
Serving the most art institutions in China, the acclaimed art fair returns this April for its 13th edition. Locally based and Asia-orientated, Art Beijing 2018 will integrate the country’s significant weight in domestic art to fully demonstrate the Chinese art market centered in Beijing.
In addition to sections dedicated to contemporary art, classic art, design and public art, the far will introduce Hi21, a young art market brand that will demonstrate the youth art unit.
The 13th edition of the fair will bring together 91 exhibitors showcasing both Western and Chinese art.
Be sure not to miss booths by Fish Art Center from Taipei, promoting contemporary art for over a decade; SOKA ART from Beijing, Taipei, and Tainan, representing Chinese and Asian modern and contemporary artists; ARARIO GALLERY from Shanghai, Seoul and Cheonan, promoting hybridization and diversity in regionally localized art world; Eden Art from London and New York, promoting a consistent artistic direction by curating a contemporary expression that conveys an optimistic and colorful view of life; and Palm Tree Gallery from London, featuring a strong and carefully selected exhibition program that promotes and encourages both emerging and established artists; among others.
Rooted in Beijing, the fair serves as the barometer of the art market. In addition to Western contemporary art, it will showcase the most timely Chinese art in order to highlight the strength of the country in the cultural and artistic field.
Continuing the scale and pattern of previous editions, Art Beijing 2018 will present approximately 160 art institutions from 14 different countries. This year, the fair will integrate the Classic Beijing and the Art Beijing into one, displayed in one stage by dividing the exhibitions in accordance with the style of works. In this way, the fair will demonstrate a richer and more diverse display.
In cooperation with Instituto Cervantes de Pekín, Embassy of Mexico in China, Embassy of Portugal in China, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and British Council, the fair will present a special exhibition project called Art! World and talks, promoting the popularization and communication of art and culture.
As a sub-brand of the fair, Photo Beijing will present a thematic exhibition that will showcase the possibilities of rapid technological progress through video art. The show will feature 16 active photographers and video artists. Integrating both art and design, Design Beijing is dedicated to creating a platform for exhibitions and exchanges. It aims to develop local design through communication with the international design culture.
As part of the Public Art section, the fair will present Art Park that will be themed on “Art Returning to Nature". This time, the fair will focus on the broader natural zone, paying attention to the relationship between the ecological environment and public art.
In partnership with Hi21, a youth art fair brand, the fair will present a special project called Youth Scene. Taking place in the No. 5 Museum adjacent to the No. 11 Museum, the Contemporary Museum of Art Beijing, the exhibition will feature thousands of works of several hundreds of artists, demonstrating the strength of youth.
Art Beijing 2018 will take place at the National Agriculture Exhibition Center in Beijing from April 29th until May 2nd, 2018. The VIP Preview (by invitation only) will be held on April 29th, from 3 to 10 p.m.
The doors of the fair will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m on Wednesday. The price of the ticket will be 100 RMB (≈$16).
For more information, visit the official website of the fair.
Featured images: Aleksei Gritsai - Woman in the Shade, 1959; Zhu Lan - Ultimate, 2017; Zhou Chunya - Peach Blossom of the Other Side, 2011. All images courtesy of Art Beijing.