Art Beijing Rises

March 14, 2013

Ini­ti­ated in 2006, the Art Bei­jing has, over its seven years of devel­op­ment, evolved into one of China’s most influ­en­tial art fairs. Since 2012 when Art Bei­jing inte­grated the “Art Bei­jing Con­tem­po­rary Art Fair” held each April and the “Art Bei­jing Fine Art Fair” held each Sep­tem­ber, the Art Bei­jing has grown sig­nif­i­cantly in scale.

Since this inte­gra­tion of the two fairs, the Art Bei­jing has made a num­ber of new break­throughs, cre­at­ing a new mile­stone for China’s art fair, as well as ush­er­ing in a new era for Art Bei­jing. Dur­ing this stage of swift yet sound devel­op­ment, Art Bei­jing con­tin­ues to shoul­der new respon­si­bil­i­ties as a key player in the devel­op­ment of China’s art mar­ket. Art Bei­jing spares no effort in dri­ving for­ward the devel­op­ment of China’s art mar­ket and art edu­ca­tion pro­grams. Accord­ing to data released by the Art Mar­ket Research Cen­ter (AMRC) of Cen­tral Acad­emy of Fine Arts, the four-day 2012 Art Bei­jing Fair’s 20,000 sq meter exhi­bi­tion area brought together 160 exhibitors and an audi­ence of 52,000. More­over, 90% of exhibitors recorded trans­ac­tions, and the total trans­ac­tion amount and periph­eral eco­nomic ben­e­fit approached RMB 300 million.

Art Bei­jing 2013 will be held at the Agri­cul­tural Exhi­bi­tion Cen­ter of China in Bei­jing from April 30 to May 3, with an exhi­bi­tion space of 20,000 sq meters, approx­i­mately the same as the pre­vi­ous year. The exhi­bi­tion area will also be divided into “Con­tem­po­rary Art” sec­tion and “Clas­sic Art” sec­tions. Art Bei­jing plans to invite 200 art gal­leries, art agen­cies, and art media from both home and abroad to par­tic­i­pate. Exhib­ited works will cover a range of media, includ­ing Chi­nese cal­lig­ra­phy, oil paint­ing, engrav­ing, sketch, sculp­ture, instal­la­tion, photo, video, antiques, fur­ni­ture, and jewelry.

The 2013 Art Bei­jing Fair’s “Clas­sic Art” exhi­bi­tion area will present an all-new lay­out and wider range of works, divided into “Clas­sic Chi­nese” and “Clas­sic West­ern” zones. Works on exhibit will include Chi­nese paint­ing, ink paint­ing, porce­lain works, West­ern paint­ings from the 18th to 19th cen­turies, Russ­ian oil paint­ings, and clas­sic fur­ni­ture. In addi­tion, four clas­sic and aca­d­e­mic theme exhi­bi­tions will be high­lights of the “Clas­sic Art” exhi­bi­tion area.

Fol­low­ing its phi­los­o­phy of “based in China and serv­ing all of Asia”, Art Bei­jing 2013 will intro­duce more art ele­ments from through­out Asia, out­lin­ing of the cur­rent ecol­ogy of Asian art. The “Art Break­through” theme exhi­bi­tion will fol­low this con­cept, bring­ing together works by artists rec­om­mended by influ­en­tial art gal­leries in Japan and South Korea, with a view to pro­vid­ing out­stand­ing Japan­ese and Korean artists a pow­er­ful plat­form to reach audi­ences in China. The exhi­bi­tion will serve as a bridge between the art com­mu­ni­ties of Asian countries.

In addi­tion, the pho­tog­ra­phy theme exhi­bi­tion, auc­tion pre-exhibition, art plat­form, VIP edu­ca­tion forum, and art phil­an­thropy pro­gram will again return for Art Bei­jing 2013. These pro­grams sig­nif­i­cantly enrich the con­tent of the Art Bei­jing Fair while bring­ing into full play the func­tions of Art Bei­jing as a plat­form for art pro­mo­tion, edu­ca­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion. The care­fully coor­di­nated lineup of activ­i­ties and pro­grams helps Art Bei­jing fur­ther extend its impact in the domains of both busi­ness and academia.

Art Bei­jing 2013 is now invit­ing exhibitors, and we have already received appli­ca­tions from hun­dreds of art gal­leries and insti­tu­tions. The appli­ca­tion period will end on Jan.30, 2013. It is our plea­sure to invite you to apply now so that we may together make Art Bei­jing 2013 even more extraordinary.

Art Bei­jing
April 30 — May 3
National Agri­cul­tural Exhi­bi­tion Center



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