艺术北京· 当代艺术博览会 2012.4.29-5.2
Art Beijing 2013 Grand Opening in April
The 8th edition Art Beijing Art Fair will be grandly launched at Agricultural Exhibition Center Beijing. There are around 150 art organizations participated in Art Beijing 2013. The exhibition area is still divided into Contemporary Art section and Classic Art section, with the exhibition area reaching 20,000 ㎡, and the exhibits covering both contemporary and classic artworks, such as oil painting, print, sketch, sculpture, device, image, Chinese calligraphy and painting, contemporary ink painting, porcelain, furniture, and jewelry, etc.
Up to Jan. 31, 2013, “Art Beijing” had received the applications of 247 art galleries and art agencies worldwide for attending the exhibition. The Art Beijing Academic Committee finally selected nearly 150 art organizations, which formed the main force for Art Beijing 2013.
This year, the well-known art galleries both at home and abroad will continue to attend the Fair this year, including ShanghART Gallery, Tang Contemporary Art Center, Beijing Commune, GALLERIA CONTINUA, Chambers Fine Art, Lin & Lin Gallery, Eslite Gallery, Tina Keng Gallery, Asia Art Center, Hwas’ Gallery, Shanghai Author Gallery, France Paris Dumonteil, Galerie CINQUINI, and Classicjen Western Fineart Salon, etc.
In addition, there are more than a third of art galleries in the Contemporary Art section this year have attended Art Beijing for the first time, and nearly 80% of art agencies in the Classic Art section have also embraced their maiden exhibition in Art Beijing, including ELMS LESTERS PAINTING ROOMS and Halcyon Gallery from London UK, Toulouse Antique Gallery from US, DARA Art Centre from Ukraine, Litvak Gallery from Israel, Shanghai Gallery of Art, Longmen Art Projects, OTHER GALLERY, Wilber Gallery, ZENDAI ART from Guang Zhou.
Mercedes-Benz has been the Lead Strategic Partner of Art Beijing since 2009. Through this visionary partnership, Mercedes-Benz continues its forward-looking commitment to the development of art in China by both improving communication between China and the rest of the art world and presenting an array of visual arts to Chinese audiences.
This year, named avant-garde artists have once again been invited to participate in a special collaborative project to create original and exceptional artworks for six Mercedes-Benz models: the all new A-Class, B-Class, CLS Shooting Brake, G 500, GL 450 and SLS AMG. These creative designs will reflect the powerful connection between automobiles and art. They will also highlight the fine artistic heritage of Mercedes-Benz, which has helped it to become a leader in the auto industry.
In addition, such procedures as theme exhibition, auction preview, art platform, VIP education forum, and public benefit charitable program, etc. will also run through 2013 Art Beijing as before. Mercedes-Benz will also feature a new program for children this year entitled 2013 Mercedes-Benz Art Kids. This program aims to explore the creative imaginations of children from Mercedes-Benz customers and provides them with a top national stage to present their artistic talents. Over 150 pieces of artwork have been collected from the customers all across China for 2013 Mercedes-Benz Art Kids, and each one reveals the unique and innovative perspectives inherent in young artists. Audiences are sure to fall under the spell of the collection’s vivid imagination and artistic appeal. Mercedes-Benz together with Art Beijing will continue to provide the premiere platform for both artists and art enthusiasts and present extraordinary feasts of creativity for audiences all over the world.
Art Beijing will, based on its mission of “based in China and serving all of Asia”, continue to enrich the contents of the Fair, and give full play to the role of the art fair as a platform for art education, art promotion, and exchange, etc. Hermès China and Art Beijing have cooperated each year since 2009. With the mission to encourage new talent and support emerging forms of artistic expression, Hermès China continues the 4-year cooperation with Art Beijing and begins the art journey of Art Beijing 2013. With the powerful advantages of the art platform of Art Beijing, Hermès China will continue to focus on and boost the development of China‘s art!
As a special cooperation partner of Art Beijing, CCB Private Bank has continually supported Art Beijing for five years. CCB Private Bank has cultivated this groundbreaking crossover partnership to create new services for art collection management and trust services. The aim of the program, the first art crossover cooperation with a private bank in China, is to present art collectors and investors with new opportunities. We firmly believe that CCB Private Bank offers services that will prove valuable to Art Beijing’s VIP clients. From developing business to cultivating wider knowledge about the arts and art collection, this unique program is a milestone for high-quality financial and art management services in China.
Art Beijing continues to showcase yesterday, today, and tomorrow of arts. As an artwork trading platform drawing the most attention from collections of China today, Art Beijing has gathered China’s most influential and most vigorous art agencies, and will focus on the most excellent art creation updates. In addition, it is also committed to building a feast for art professionals and lovers of countries for sharing resources and making communication and exchange. It is believed that Art Beijing will, through the cross-continental visual art feast, present outsiders a special Beijing with dense art atmosphere.