For the past three years, the Affordable Art Fair has been coming to Hong Kong each May bringing contemporary art from all over the world to Hong Kong. With over 130 galleries exhibiting this year, this fair requires walking shoes and stamina but the window into the art world right now makes it worthwhile. Art shown must be original and priced between Hong Kong $1000 and Hong Kong $100, 000.
In 2014 there were over 29000 visitors to the fair and yet it only felt crowded in the evenings. During the days kids and parents wandered freely looking and participating in art that was current and approachable. There are also activities specifically for children. Sovereign is sponsoring a Children’s Art Studio where kids can paint and sculpt while their parents look at art. The activity I am most excited about this year though is the DBS Spark Corner where adults and children will be participating in a crowd-sourced artwork. I have no idea what that means but I can’t wait to find out.
There will also be a Young Talent Hong Kong exhibition. Ten Hong Kong artists were chosen to show their works for the first time and this year the exhibit is more performance art focused which is a type of art we don’t see enough of in Hong Kong. Exposing children to all different types of artwork from all over the world is what the Affordable Art Fair is all about, beginning to develop their own sense of taste.
Details: Affordable Art Fair, Hall 3B & C, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Friday, May 22, 12om – 6pm; Saturday, May23, 11am-7pm, Sunday May 24, 11am – 6pm. General Ticket HK$150, Students & Seniors: HK$80.