Our personal picks from the Fair, and last entry for ArtHK2010, which received immensely positive review from participating galleries. Things are surely looking good for the 'ArtBasel of the Far East'.
Yi Hwan Kwon, Trinity (2009), Plastic, Leather and Steel, 233 x 240 x 80cm.
Speaking of looking good, here's one that does just that from all angles. You'd remember Yi Hwan Kwon's unique sculptures featured in our coverage of ArtSingapore.
Choi Soo Ang, Red Dreamer 1 (2007), Oil on Resin
We have to say we do adore CAIS Gallery's selection of artists and artworks. Seeing Red Dreamer up close quite an experience, as crowds gather around the forlorn figure who really does look lost in her own world... of course, there is also her, er, hairdo.
There was a gallery promoter whose job was to stand on this artwork, and invite others to do the same. Delightful!
While we wouldn't call this delightful, it certainly is eye-catching.
Lionel Bawden, The Caverns of Temporal Suspension (Of Blood), 2010, Staedtler Pencils, Epoxy and Incralac, 49 x 52 x 8.5cm
Yup, you read right. COLOUR PENCILS. Staedtler, the kind we used in our school days (unless you subscribed to Faber Castell.) In Bawden's masterful hands, they become eerily reminiscent of blood cells.
Remembering December, Burnt Wooden Table and Clock (2010)
This one literally made us stop and stare. The white space of the booth gave this piece an intensely poetic and dramatic feeling, removing it from the lively chaos of the Fair. The artwork in the background is by the same.
ArtHK2010 saw total visitors at 46,115, up 65 percent from 2009. On the weekend of the event, the halls were packed with all manner of people; artists, collectors and gallerists mingled with laypersons, tourists and students, and often there were groups of admirers gathered before an artwork.
Of course, do catch Issue8 for the full report. Meantime, we hope you've enjoyed our selection of visual treats. Our previous ArtHK posts can be found here: