ASIA NOW ☀Summer Preview☀

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Yuki Onodera, "Muybridge's Twist", No. 5, 2016, Courtesy of Vanguard Gallery

Paris, August 4, 2018

Dear Richard C Abitbol,

We are pleased to invite you to the Preview of ASIA NOW Asian Art Fair Paris, the first fair in Europe dedicated exclusively to Asian scenes, Tuesday, October 16 from 14:30 at 9, avenue Hoche, Paris 8th.

As a VIP ASIA NOW, you also have unlimited access throughout the fair, from Wednesday, October 17 to Sunday, October 21, 2018 as well as privileged access to our VIP Lounge Ruinart.

Thank you kindly confirm your presence right here so that we can send you your VIP card in September, valid for two people. You will receive the VIP program and your login details as soon as your address is validated.

You will be able to register on your VIP space to the exclusive visits of artists' studios and leading Parisian institutions and be among the first to reserve your seats at the round tables of the ASIA NOW Conversations Platform. You will also receive an invitation to our Japanese Night at SILENCIO.

Check out the programming of our galleries and the highlights of the fourth edition of ASIA NOW below.

The whole team is looking forward to welcoming you to ASIA NOW 2018 and wishes you a beautiful summer!


Alexandra Fain, Co-Founder & Director, and the ASIA NOW team

 

THE STRONG TIMES OF ASIA NOW 2018

ASIA NOW is turning this year towards the young japanese scene with a new program curated by Emmanuelle de Montgazon. This focus on Japan is part of Japonisms 2018, a series of cultural events celebrating the 160anniversary of Franco-Japanese relations. The galleries will be complemented by a program of installations, performances, exhibitions and lectures on the Japanese art scene.

"For the Japan ASIA NOW 2018 Platform, I have made a selection of projects that can give keys to understanding the Japanese art scene of the last twenty years, scene that I saw evolve through cultural influences, completely renewed artistic and political I also wanted to make the link between this emerging scene - which has its own codes - with those of more historical and already well-known times, from the end of the Second World War until the passage of the year 2000 ". - Emmanuelle de Montgazon

Emmanuelle de Montgazon is an independent curator and specialist of the Japanese art scene. She was associate curator of the "Aichi Triennale 2010- Nagoya" and "A Japanese Season 2017-2018" at the Center Pompidou-Metz. She is a consultant for the Odawara Art Foundation and for Hiroshi Sugimoto and Ryoji Ikeda.


Organized as part of Japonismes 2018

A sharp selection of Special Projects

Installation: "Roppongi Crossing 2010: Can There Be Art ?," 2010, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo Photo: Kioku Keizo

MORI ART MUSEUM EXHIBITION

By Reiko Tsubaki and Hirokazu Tokuyama, Curators of "Roppongi Crossing 2019" at the Mori Art Museum (Tokyo).

ASIA NOW joins two curators from Mori Art Museum of Tokyo for the preview presentation of works by emerging Japanese artists.

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Installation View "GROUND NO PLAN", Tokyo, 2018. Photograph: MIYAJIMA Kei, (c) AIDA Makoto, Courtesy Mizuma Art Gallery 

GROUND NO PLAN

Makoto Aida, represented by Mizuma Art Gallery

Among the in situ projects made especially for the fair, will be shown a spectacular work of Makoto Aida. A Tokyo-based iconic artist, Makoto Aida has offered, for over 20 years, an uncompromising commentary on Japan's modern culture, highlighting the complex norms of society and exploring topics ranging from sexuality to war. AT ASIA NOW 2018, he will present his installation "Ground No Plan" for the first time in Europe. This installation was carried out as part of the "Visions of the City" award from the Obayashi Foundation Research Program that Aida won this year.

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A Japanese Platform scenographed by Sou Foujimoto presenting the young emerging creation 

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, 2013. Photo: Fujimoto Architects

The scenography of our space dedicated to Japanese platform is designed by Fujimoto Architects, who notably signed the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in 2013.

This space will host a dozen Japanese galleries, including COHJU Contemporary Art (Kyoto), which will present the work of Mio Yamato and Yoshitaka Yazu, The Container (Tokyo), which will represent Joji Nakamura and Risa Tsunegi, MORI YU GALLERY (Tokyo, Kyoto) with Aki Kuroda, Manavu Muragishi and Masayuki Kawai, as well as SOC Satoko Oe Contemporary (Tokyo), Talion Gallery (Tokyo) and Tokyo Gallery (Paris, Tokyo).

Foreign galleries presenting Japanese artists will also be at the rendezvous, notably A2Z Art Gallery (Paris, Hong Kong) with Shiori Eda, Galerie DA-END (Paris) with Mitsuru Tateishi, Satoshi Saikusa and Toshio Saeki, Fabien Fryns Fine Art (Beijing) with Yukimasa Ida, The Royal Ice Rink-Valerie Bach Gallery (Brussels) with Yuken Teruya, Pierre-Yves Caër Gallery (Paris) with Aya Kawato and Makiko Kumano and Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai) with Yuki Onodera.

Discover the leading artists from China, Korea and Southeast Asia

Xie Molin, "Ji No.22", 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Beijing Commune  

The participation of Chinese galleries is particularly important this year with more than ten galleries presenting leading artists: Beijing Commune (Beijing) will present My Qiusha, Xie Molin and Zhao Yao, MadeIn Gallery (Shanghai) returns with Xu Zhen, Tang Contemporary Art (Bangkok, Hong Kong, Beijing) with Cai Lei and Xu Xiaoguo, and Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai) with Ye Linghan.

The international galleries A2Z Art Gallery (Hong Kong, Paris), Magda Danysz Gallery (Paris, London, Shanghai) and the Parisian New Gallery (Paris), Paris-Beijing Gallery (Paris) and VNH Gallery (Paris) will present the work of Li Donglu, Li Hongbo, Li Shurui, and Zhao Zhao.

Other Chinese artists attending ASIA NOW 2018 include:  Xiao Ge and Liu Yujie (Amy Li Gallery, Beijing), Nabuqi, He Wei and Wu Di (C-Space + Local, Beijing), Du Jie, Pu Yingwei and Zhang Fan (Ginkgo Space, Beijing), Hao Shiming, Lu Chao and Qian Jiahua (HdM Gallery, Beijing, London), Tan Ping, Hu Renyi and Chen Lizhu (Leo Gallery, Shanghai, Hong Kong), and Dexi Tian, Lan Zhaoxing and Li Xia (Tong Gallery + Projects, Beijing). Taiwan will be represented by Chi-Wen Gallery (Taipei), which will present the works of Yu Cheng-Da.

The leading artists from Southeast Asia will also be at the rendezvous: The Drawing Room (Makati City) will present the work of Vermont Coronel Jr., Alvin Gregorio, and Dominic Mangila, while the newcomers Finale Art File (Makati City) and Vinyl on Vinyl (Makati City) respectively offer works byAyka Go and of Reen Barrera. A3 (Berlin, Singapore) and Primo Marella Gallery (Milan) also dedicate their spaces to Filipino artists Yeo Kaa and Ronald Ventura. Finally, the Singapore Art Seasons Gallery will present the works of David Chan (Singapore), Komkrit Tepthian (ThaIreland) and Min Zaw (Burma).

We are also very pleased to welcome the Korean galleries that are returning this year after the success of ASIA NOW 2017 dedicated to the emerging Korean scene. These include: 313 Art Project (Seoul), CHOI & LAGER (Cologne, Seoul), The Columns Gallery (Seoul), Gallery SoSo (Gyeonggi-do), Gallery SU: (Seoul).

Korea is also represented in leading European galleries such as Paris Gallery Maria Lund (Paris), Belgium's ArtLOFT / Lee-Bauwans Gallery (Forest) and the newcomer to Switzerland, Gallery ARTVERA's (Geneva).

 LIST OF EXHIBITORS 

Our conversation and video program

ASIA NOW 2017 Conversation Platform. Uli Sigg & Pi Li.

PLATFORM OF CONVERSATIONS

A unique place for exchange, teaching and dialogue around contemporary art, the Conversations Platform is animated by artists, collectors, museum directors and private foundations, curators who share and share their personal experiences. on the challenges of contemporary art in Asia and its market: the value of its artists, its development potential and its rising stars.

Among the speakers, the fair will host Odile Burluraux (Curator at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris), Patricia Chen (Journalist), Catherine David (Chief Curator, Center Pompidou) in discussion with Makoto Aida (artist), Yuko Hasegawa (Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo), Kodama Kanazawa (Curator and Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Towada Art Center in Japan), Martina Koeppel-Yang (Curator independent and expert of Chinese contemporary art), Akiko Miki (International Artistic Director, Benesse Art Site, Naoshima) and Mika Yoshitake (Independent curator, former curator at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington).

In addition, theSchool of Fine Arts of Paris will propose a Japanese program in collaboration with ASIA NOW, including a meeting with Makoto Aida, and a lecture on art after Fukushima by Clelia Zernik (Professor of aesthetics at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts), as well as video projections of artists.

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"A New Energy in Chinese Art: Zhao Zhao (Stockholm & Beijing)," Courtesy of Fabien Pacory and John Dodelande Art Collection

VIDEO PROGRAM

The fair is strengthening this year its video programming cycle, presenting both artists' films and documentaries about artists. Among the videos proposed:

  • "Video Art Asia", an unprecedented selection of videos of artists of the new generation, curated by CoBo Social. 
  • "Wind and Water" documentary film about the contemporary artist Zheng Guogu, directed by Felicitas Yang and produced by Martina Koeppel-Yang.
  • "A New Energy in Chinese Art: Zhao Zhao (Stockholm & Beijing)" portrait of the contemporary artist Zhao Zhao, directed by Fabien Pacory.
  • A carte blanche given to Odile Burluraux, curator at the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, will discover an unpublished selection of videos of Chinese artists. 
  • A selection of videos of emerging Japanese artists curated by White Rainbow, London. 

A program dedicated to VR will be present this year also at ASIA NOW 


The complete program of ASIA NOW 2018 will be announced soon.

 

 

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