Asia Week New York 2017 Presents Largest Numbers of Exhibitors In History

By Genevieve Gatia on Mar 16, 2017 01:26 PM EDT

Asia Week New York is an annual event where collectors, museum curators, designers, scholars, and art addicts, get to hunt down art treasures such as paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, bronzes, ceramics, jewelry, jade, even textiles, from all over Asia. And for this year's Asia Week, fifty galleries are taking part in the event.

According to The Art Newspaper, Asia Week New York will be a ten-day event from March 9-18 in which is the convergence of auctions and exhibitions of Asian art and antiques, including visiting dealers from Europe and Asia. The 50 galleries conducted an open house weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12.

The increase of participants proves that the dealers remain optimistic, despite the economic contraction in China, by far the largest driver of this market. The fair will also present lecture, symposium, and special events.

According to Art Radar, these are some of the contemporary art galleries that joined this year's Asia Week. The Laurence Miller Gallery presents the works of Japanese artist Toshio Shibata.

Shibata's abstract photographs intertwine landscape and infrastructure, suggesting a balance between nature and the manmade. With his distinct aesthetic, Shibata captured images of American public work projects in 1996.

The Pace Gallery presents the Lee Ufan: Ceramics, the first solo exhibition that explores Korean artist Lee's work in this medium. Lee Ufan has worked in installation, sculpture, painting and drawing, developing work that explores into philosophical theories of the East and West.

The Sutherland Fine Arts presents the exhibition Guo Hua: Defining Contemporary Chinese Painting. The Guo Hua exhibition explores the limits of this term in the context of contemporary Chinese art, curious whether oil painting or collage could be included in the term if it expressed in a philosophical viewpoint expressed in traditional Chinese painting.

The Timeless Elegance in Japanese Art: Celebrating 40 Years is presented by Joan B. Mirviss. The gallery presents the Asian painting and ceramics and even the Japanese potter Sakiyama Takayuki created a special stoneware vessel, titled Listening to the Waves, for the event.

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