New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Continuing its long-standing partnership with Artsy since 2015, Art Central Hong Kong has announced a special Artsy online catalogue to support the galleries and artists of its canceled 2020 edition at no cost to those participating.
Hong Kong’s Art Central was cancelled on February 7 in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
From March 18 to May 1, the online platform is serving as an opportunity for galleries to promote the works previously selected to have been on view and for sale at the fair to a wide audience.
Reflecting the strength of the region and the burgeoning gallery scene in Hong Kong, Art Central 2020 was set to feature a record number of Hong Kong-based exhibitors, alongside a strong contingent of leading regional and international galleries. The special edition digital catalogue offers extended site presence and longer opportunity for collector inquiry for the participating galleries.
In the previous editions, art galleries from India, including Sanchit Art, New Delhi, and Gallery Sumukha, Bengaluru, had also participated in Art Central and displayed their astounding work.
This year the online catalogue successfully connected exhibiting galleries with collectors in the digital realm, which complemented the art fair experience.
Corey Barr, Fair Director, said, “We are grateful to Artsy for this generous offer of support to the many galleries who rely on Art Central to access the breadth of the art market in Asia each year.
“While we cannot hope to replace our annual edition on the Hong Kong Harbourfront, Artsy’s online platform is a welcome opportunity for collectors to show support for artists and galleries in view of the current challenges.”
Art Central is a partner of ART Power HK, a collaborative campaign that has grown organically from a community-wide desire to maintain momentum for arts in Hong Kong.