Venue: Conrad Hong Kong (40-43 floor)
Date: 16-18 September
Enquiries: 2811 9015
There’s no doubt that guerrilla art has exploded all across Hong Kong. Over the past year, emerging artists have been showcasing their talents on and around the streets of Sheung Wan and Central, hoods often referred to as hipster hangouts. Now with the arrival of the eighth edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show (ACAS), there has never been a better time to dig deeper into the world of alternative art.
Held twice a year (in September and March) in the luxurious five-star Conrad Hotel, works of art from more than 50 emerging artists from across the globe can typically be found sprawled on queen-sized beds, hung in front of television sets or even placed inside bathtubs. The event, it has to be said, has a somewhat unusual take on what constitutes an art gallery
Attracting buyers from across the globe, collectors move from room to room to engage directly with the artworks. There is also the opportunity for a closer interaction with the gallery owners and artists over a glass of wine. This year, the September incarnation of the event will showcase more than 3,000 artworks by 89 exhibitors from 17 countries.