ART HK Reveals Yayoi Kusama Sculpture

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ART HK PROJECTS to present 10 large-scale sculptures and installations, including a work by Kusama

Back for its fifth year, ART HK 12 – Hong Kong International Art Fair will take place 17–20 May 2012, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year ART HK will present 266 galleries representing 38 countries worldwide. And now it has announced an outstanding exhibitor line-up, showcasing the very best in Contemporary Art from the world’s most important galleries in both Asia and the rest of the world.

Among the highlights of this year’s fair, will be the return of ART HK PROJECTS, a feature section which debuted at last year’s event. This exciting element to the Fair will incorporate ten installation works, positioned in 100 metre squared spaces throughout the exhibition halls at the HKCEC. Dedicated to presenting large scale sculpture and installation works by leading aritsts from around the work, ART HK PROJECTS provides visitors the rare opportunity to see works of an institutional scale. For the first time, this year the Fair will also have a dedicated Curator of ART HK PROJECTS, Yuko Hasegawa, Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo. 

The projects will include:

‘Flower’: an installation of Yayoi Kusama’s distinctive large scale sculptures presented by Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong.  

‘HOTO’, 2008 by Tatsuyo Miyajima presented by SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo. The installation will be a 6 metre high silver-mirrored tower with 3,287 LED digital counters over its surface.

‘Black Hole’, 2010, by Chinese artist Yin Xiuzhen. The Pace Gallery from Beijing will present this installation, a used shipping container re-configured as a signature round cut diamond.

The Fair is internationally recognised for its encouragement of broad cross-cultural exchange, and remains unique as the only world class art fair to have a 50/50 balance of Asian and Western participation. This year, ART HK’s Galleries Section welcomes 182 galleries from  30 different territories, offering outstanding solo and group presentations from around the world. ART HK 12 will also see the return of ASIA ONE and ART FUTURES. ASIA ONE was introduced to the Fair in 2011 and is dedicated to showcasing the latest developments in Contemporary Art from across Asia. This year the section will show 49 galleries from the region, each exhibiting a solo presentation by an artist of Asian origin. ART FUTURES will be showcasing works by emerging artists represented by 35 of the world’s most exciting new galleries. Galleries of up to eight years old and artists under 35 at the time of application were invited to participate. 

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