Asia Art Archive Annual Fundraiser 2016
This November Asia Art Archive (AAA) presents its Annual Fundraiser with an auction of over 70 works of art generously donated by artists, collectors, and galleries across the globe.
In partnership with Christie’s Hong Kong, a preview of the artworks will be open to the public from 15–18 November. The artworks will be available for bidding online via www.AAA2016Auction.com from 7–19 November. The Annual Fundraiser is the most important source of funding for AAA’s work as an independent non-profit organisation with a mission to collect, create, and share knowledge around recent art in Asia.
15–17 Nov 10am–6pm
18 Nov 10am–3pm
15 Nov 6–8pm
Christie’s Hong Kong
The James Christie Room
22/F, Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central
In a rapidly evolving cultural landscape, AAA has taken steps to develop a strategy to ensure that the oganisation remain relevant in the field of art, motivating focused investment in a number of key areas to create maximum impact. As part of the strategy, AAA has embarked on a project to revamp its digital infrastructure to increase global access to AAA’s content with a more user-friendly system. The new website to be launched in early 2017 will offer dynamic user experiences, and provide content that sheds light on opinions, new research, and findings on recent art, as well as share resources for educators and students. AAA has also updated its mission statement and will be rolling out a refreshed brand towards the end of the year with a new logo and visual identity fully incorporated into the new website.
AAA is also distilling priorities for research and programmes to focus on key areas of concern that address gaps in art history. These include developing a more generous approach to art history through the lens of art writing, exhibitions, and pedagogy; looking at ideas that connect us beyond national borders; considering how tradition enriches contemporary expression; and investigating marginalised art practices and practitioners such as performance art and women.
The Annual Fundraiser is an essential part of activating AAA content and sharing resources with the widest public possible. It is supported by sponsors Christie’s Hong Kong, Helutrans Artmove, XL Catlin, The China Club & Sir David Tang, Mr & Mrs Hans Michael Jebsen, Altaya Wines, Absolut Elyx; and media sponsors ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum International, Art Map, Artron.net, Financial Times, frieze, and Hong Kong Tatler.
Included in this year’s auction are the works of Hong Kong-based artists Frog King, Fung Ming Chip, Hon Chi-fun, Wong Wai Yin, and Samson Young, alongside Chinese artists Guo Fengyi, Liu Guo-song, Qiu Deshu, Yan Lei, and Zhang Hongtu. A selection of works by international artists include Antony Gormley, Shilpa Gupta, Daido Moriyama, Takashi Murakami, Walid Raad, and Abigail Reynolds, among others. A full list of artworks is now available in the catalogue online: http://www.aaa.org.hk/AnnualFundraiser