CollectionsAsia Now To Host Fifth Show In Paris

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Art fair Asia Now will celebrate its fifth show from the 16th to the 20th of October in Paris.

Asia Now is the first European art fair to focus on Asia’s contemporary art scene.

The fair will also expand this year, welcoming over 50 more of the most renowned galleries. It will present 250 artists from all over Asia, such as China, Korea, Japan and the Southeast.

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Qiu Zhijie.  Map of Mythology, 2019. Image Courtesy of the artist

The fair will celebrate established galleries as well as ones that are starting out and are under five years old.

Asia Now will serve as a platform for contemporary artistic creation and will address the scene in greater depth by providing a Curatorial platform and multiple Special projects.

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Xiaorui Zhu-Nowell, Research Associate and Curatorial Assistant, Asian Art

The fair will include an ‘In Real Life’ platform, which will celebrate an emerging generation of artists. Curator Xiaorui Zhu-Nowell will attend the fair to plan the Curatorial Platform. This programme aims to celebrate an emerging generation of artists, such as those who create digital art and engages with the challenges of contemporary art practise.

The Special Projects section of the fair will present a show of artist Chinese Qiu Zhijie, who is known for his calligraphy, ink paintings, photography, video, installation and performance art. Zhijie’s artwork often suggests struggles between forces of destiny and self assertation, as well as themes of social fragmentation and transience.

The fair will take place at 9 Avenue Hoche, Paris 8e.

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Nguyen Trinh Thi, Eleven men, 2016. Courtesy of Nguyen Trinh Thi.
Siren Eun Young Jung, Lyrics 1, 2013. Courtesy of Siren Eun Young Jung.
Chen Yin-Ju, Transactions, 2008. Courtesy of Chen Yin-Ju.
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