Director’s Message

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From the start, the aim of INK ASIA has been to create a professional, open platform combining academic and business interests. I am very pleased to see that we are approaching this goal in the second edition of INK ASIA.

The line-up of the fair has been strengthened a lot. I am particularly delighted that this year we added two new sections, “HIGHLIGHTS” and “SPOTLIGHT”. Also there are three special exhibitions, in which we collaborate with scholars and curators from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Then there is the important Academic Programme, a series of talks and seminars entitled “Dialogues on Ink”.

Apart from the beautiful works of art and fantastic Chinese ink performance, I hope visitors will also appreciate the various themes of the expert curators, and the way they have illustrated the development of Chinese ink, based on their knowledge. This is the kind of academic value we would like to share with collectors.

The line-up of INK ASIA is much stronger this year. My plan was to build an art brand in the greater China area within the first three editions, to gain support and recognition from galleries and artists within the region, as well as exploring the potential of collaborating with other Asian countries and beyond. This year we have galleries from Korea and Japan, as well as London and Hong Kong, which I believe is an encouraging sign of the growing interest in INK ASIA on the international stage. I hope that INK ASIA can truly become a bridge between Oriental art and the international market.

 

Calvin Hui
Founder and Director, INK ASIA