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HK ArtFair 2011

Phew! What a busy week we've had! HK really is a city that never sleeps!

I'd just finished a very long tour of a HK International ArtFair yesterday (which was covering over 2 levels this year. With the attendance of thousands of special guests from the world over, I have to say I was very impressed with it this year.

Lots of Work From All Over The World

The collection this year was certainly a lot broader than it was last year. Last year consisted mainly of photos and paintings and some sculpture work but this time the venue was greatly expanded. Onto two levels! For the first time I saw a lot of work also coming out from Europe. As well as work from Asia (like it did last year), a number of interesting pieces was coming also from the States, including from places like Germany and remote places like Turkey.

Prominent Artists Exhibiting and Attending There were some well known artists work I saw at the show. People such as Damien Hurst and Sam Leech, as well as many galleries and artists (foreign and domestic) who resided within China. While I was browsing through the levels I came across HK artist Louis Koo, and even people like actress Tang Wei! Tang looked a bit plain without makeup I have to say, but I guess that's HK life for you right? People are still people nonetheless and they need to enjoy life, no matter what they do.

Interesting Exhibits

There was some very interesting exhibits that I came across last night. Apart from the usual paintings and sculptures (like some amazing pieces like a miniature Chinese restaurant and great landscape pic) there were many where the user could actually try out and 'wear' the said artpiece! (in the 2nd pic above).

Then...I also found some truly innovate displays!

Amazing Interactive Display

I came across this amazing interactive display yesterday. It is displayed on a TV and inside is a person standing looking around on a street, with a phone number above their heads. If you managed to call through to the number above the person inside the TV they will pick it up and answer....and then something happens to them. I will leave this for you to decide what happens next....

Miniature Chinese Restaurant and Amazing Embossed Prints

I came across this amazing looking piece.

The first bit looks like this. You walk inside....

...and you see this!

Then you will see this......and be treated to a miniature Chinese restaurant, complete with sounds. Fun eh?

Embossed Prints

There was some truly amazing work being shown at yesterdays show. I think of them had to be this.

This was a series of about 3 prints which were made using an embossing technique. Incredibly detailed it is truly delicate work because all it consisted of were straight lines, it must have taken the artist ages to complete. And probably was worth a lot of money too....

Amazing Landscape Print

Also came across this amazing landscape print from China, which is over a metre long in 3 parts and depicts buildings as like in ancient Chinese-style mountain paintings. There was also an interactive version of this painting by the same artist, but showing moving cars in streets and waterfall moving.

Meeting with Lisa S

I also managed to meet up with resident AnD artiste Lisa S. last night at the Diesel showcase out of chance. Lisa explained that Daniel was unable to make the opening as he was still in Beijing shooting a new movie, I was glad I asked her because we had a hand to play in the development of that whole exhibit (printed by yours truly ^^) and I was anxious for their feedback. She said we had 'made them all look really good!' and was pleased with the results so I was well chuffed. At least it was worth it because it was all completed for Diesel and AsiaOne (the book publishers) under a very tight schedule.....

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Cool! :-)
almost 9 years ago
Chungtsang 5b chungtsang
Looking forward to seeing it in person.
almost 9 years ago
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I like this - very clever!
almost 9 years ago
Chungtsang 5b chungtsang
Thanks for pointing this out, pretty creative installation.
almost 9 years ago
45862083 0af2fd4d5d
awesome. Lisa is so nice. :-)
almost 9 years ago

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