Art fairs have played a huge part in promoting and showcasing arts from different galleries at once. For the past years, these art fairs have allowed for each artwork to be seen by as many people as possible. As 2020 comes, art fairs have been announced left and right and we listed down 5 fairs you should never miss. These fairs focus mostly on Asian contemporary art, to be held in the Philippines, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Check out these art fairs that are worth visiting this 2020.
For its second edition, S.E.A. Focus is coming back this January 2020 during the Singapore Art Week. 20 galleries will be participating, eight of them new participants, featuring over 35 artists based in, or connected to, Southeast Asia. The fair will hold a creative programme of artist-led events and talks.
Location: Gillman Barracks, 7 Lock Road, Singapore
Dates: January 16–19, 2020
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This collaboration between 10 Philippine galleries seek to reframe the local art scene. The galleries namely 1335 Mabini, Artinformal, Blanc, Finale Art File, Galleria Duemila, MO_Space, The Drawing Room, Underground, Vinyl on Vinyl and West Gallery will feature more than 150 Filipino contemporary artists
Location: SMX Convention Center Aura, SM Aura Premiere, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Dates: February 14–16, 2020
Tickets will be on sale soon
Founded in 2013, this yearly art event has been putting together galleries from in and out of the Philippines to showcase Asian contemporary art. The fair also features talks and tours that everyone will surely enjoy.
Location: The Link, Ayala Center, Makati City
Dates: 21–23 February, 2020
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Art Central has been celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of Asia’s contemporary art scene. This year, the fair will feature not only exhibitions and installations but also engaging panel discussions and cutting-edge performance for artists, collectors, and enthusiasts to enjoy.
Location: Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road Central, Hong Kong
Dates: March 18–22, 2020
Tickets on sale on January 2020.
Premier galleries from Asia and beyond will one again come together this 2020 for Art Basel Hong Kong, with half of the participating galleries with exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The fair will give a unique platform for contemporary artists to be discovered and seen by audiences all over the world.
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Dates: March 19–21, 2020