Book your tickets now for Miami, dates December 1 through the 5th.
ART ASIA was created in 2008 as the first fair in Miami dedicated to Asian contemporary art. With the mission of bringing the best of the contemporary Asian Diaspora to Miami’s international audience, ART ASIA has showcased art from Afghanistan, China, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, and Turkey among others. Focusing on education programs in its inaugural year, ART ASIA brought speakers such as Jerome Sans, Alexandra Munroe, Alexandra Wang, Wu Hung, Melissa Chiu, and Vishakha Desai to the fair. In 2009, ART ASIA collaborated with Leeza Ahmady, independent curator and director of Asian Contemporary Art Week. With Ahmady, ART ASIA launched the exhibition TRULY TRUTHFUL, which showcased internationally recognized artists whose work contested categorical presentations of truth and reality in the world.
In continuation with last year’s special programming, this year’s ART ASIA is showcasing a new and exciting series of special projects titled ART ASIA Presents, comprised of projects selected by ART ASIA 2010. A highlight of this year’s fair will be two exhibitions of contemporary art from the Middle East—Staging Identity: Performance and Irony in Contemporary Iranian Photography and The Contemporary Arabesque. ART ASIA Presents will also feature Li Xin’s Ecstasy, a mixed-media installation depicting the life of a virtual human.
For more information on exhibitions and events, please visit our website www.artasiafair.com.
(Above picture: Zhang Huan. Foam, 1998.)