20 - 23/05/2021
New Venue, Wider Audience
The Art of Physical Exhibitions – Art Central 2021 (video only)
An integral part of Hong Kong Art Week, Art Central this year celebrated its sixth edition with a move to the HKCEC from its former location in a temporary structure on Central Harbourfront. The show overlapped with the staging of Art Basel Hong Kong at the same venue, which achieved the goal of strengthening the position of this exciting event.
Art Central seeks to bring the next generation of talent from Asia’s innovative galleries to the attention of art lovers, alongside distinguished artists from around the world. New this year were “Duk Dak” – meaning “individually special” in Cantonese -- solo presentations by emerging and established talent. Also attracting plenty of attention were the Gwo Wai curated booths, featuring innovative projects of up to three artists, and the new Here/There commercial group exhibition under the direction of Art Central’s 2021 curatorial director. Art Central also presented artworks by the 30 finalists of the 2021 Sovereign Asian Art Prize.