Art Central is Hong Kong’s newest contemporary art fair. It will take place during Hong Kong's Art Week - a major rendez-vous that attracts more than 65,000 fair goers. It is turning out to be one of the biggest Art Weeks yet. Along with Art Central, the Spring edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show, Art Basel, Chai Wan Mei Art & Design Festival, ‘Hong Kongese’ – an exhibition presented in collaboration with Duddell’s and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, and other art events will be similarly taking centre stage this March.
Art Central will showcase upcoming talents as well as some of the most established worldwide contemporary art galleries. The fair will be housed in a custom-built 10,000 square metre tent piece designed by Stiff and Trevillion of London, which will be popping up on the Harbourfront for four days.
Exclusively for Art Central Hong Kong, Other Criteria will present an installation of artworks that explore the enduring appeal of the monochrome in art. The exhibition will feature celebrated artists who have collaborated with Other Criteria to produce a range of artworks including limited edition prints, photography, and unique works and sculpture.
The viewer of the Other Criteria installation will discover a stimulating sensory experience of multiple monochrome artworks by Damien Hirst, Harland Miller, Rachel Howard, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Don Brown, and Johannes Albers.
Encompassing works of art predominantly in a single colour or tone, artists have for centuries worked in monochrome, often as a short hand for exploring line, form and light. With the dramatic developments of art in the 20th century, artists created monochrome artworks to explore radical experiments, most notably in abstract colour field painting and minimal art. To this day, in the era of high definition super colour saturation, artists continue to explore the possibilities of working in monochrome as dynamically as ever before.