Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair will launch on April 29 and will close on May 2, 2010. Photo Beijing –Contemporary Photography Art Fair– will still be a part of the show. Here are some words from the Executive Director of Art Beijing about this upcoming event.
“ Through efforts of the past four sessions, Art Beijing has gradually become one of the most important international contemporary art activities, and social and cultural activities as well. Art Beijing gains the support from Beijing Municipal Government, Beijing Culture & Art Foundation, and major art institutions and art media. In 2009, there are more than 150 domestic and international professional media and mass media participated in and reported the fair. Among those, 10 media, as the special support media of Art Beijing and Photo Beijing, make in-depth special report on the fair. In addition, many foreign professional media correspondents also carry out follow-up reports on Art Beijing and sincerely offer their in-depth affirmation and criticism. More than 7000 honored guests attended in the VIP Preview Exhibition and other 30000 spectators in the following four days have enjoyed active communication and interaction with exhibitors. Groups of VIP collectors from the world gather in Beijing, pay close attention to the trend of contemporary arts, and touch the charm of Beijing.
Art Beijing 2010 is committed to building a higher level of international contemporary art platform. The fair will include 80 exclusive galleries from all over the world to exhibit their newest art works. We will focus on Asian art resources with the rapidest growth throughout the world, gradually expand to South Asia, and expect to become the key trading center for Asian contemporary art works. Entering into the third year of The Green House Program by 2010, 30% of 25 galleries exhibited in Photo Beijing will be reserved for foreign galleries to hold more varied and professional thematic exhibitions. The fair is no more a simple platform for exhibition, but promotes a system of independent curator, support young creative artists, and create opportunities for them. In addition, this year we further step to provide more innovative and modern exhibition facilities, provide delicate adjustment and considerate services in attracting investment, promotion, and VIP reception etc. so as to help exhibitors and collectors gain better commercial return “.
Executive Director of Art Beijing