200 Exhibitors Join Together for “Art Beijing 2012”
After six years of growth and maturation, Art Beijing has established itself as one of Asia’s most influential art fairs. Today, this high-end creative cultural project enjoys tremendous support from the Beijing Municipal Government, as well as art enthusiasts, galleries, and art organizations. This spring, for the first time, the “Art Beijing • Contemporary Art Fair” and “Art Beijing • Fine Art Fair” will be held jointly as “Art Beijing 2012” at the Beijing Agricultural Exhibition Center of China, presenting a magnificent next step for Art Beijing.
At this year’s exhibition, Art Beijing builds on its “locally based and Asia-oriented” concept to further deepen its cooperation with local art galleries in China, as well as with galleries throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and with galleries in the United States and Europe. Together, Art Beijing and its partners seek common ground in integrating art resources and presenting different perspectives on culture and art from various countries and regions. Since last October, when the exhibition invitation was launched, the Art Beijing Executive Committee has received applications from about 300 arts institutions. After a rigorous examination by the Art Beijing Art Committee, we have selected about 200 galleries, art agencies, embassies and culture centers to participate in Art Beijing 2012.
Art Beijing 2012 will be divided into two sections: the Contemporary Art and Classic Art. The total exhibition area will be approximately 20,000 sq. meters, making it the largest art fair in Asia.