Affordable Art Fair successfully commemorated its 10th edition in Hong Kong bringing together 93 local and international galleries, artists, and over 26,000 visitors.
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong (AAF) successfully concluded its 10th anniversary edition of the event welcoming 93 local and international galleries, artists, and over 26,000 visitors to commemorate the special occasion. Their curated Special Projects including large installations drawing from Hong Kong people, culture, and the cityscape were a highlight amongst Fair attendees alongside interactive art education initiatives, workshops, seminars, and record sales.
Riding the wave of returned international travel in Hong Kong, AAF welcomed over 26,000 visitors from around the world to celebrate the local art scene. Many renowned international galleries and artists were also in attendance, showcasing thousands of contemporary artworks immersing guests in a rich cultural experience.
Paintings, mixed media pieces, and prints were amongst the most popular purchases for attendees, with artwork flying off the walls since the Fair’s opening.
This year’s event also marked a significant increase in sales compared to previous editions of Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, reflecting the growing demand for high quality art across all price points in the city.
Featured works included paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, mixed media pieces, and large scale installations representing a diverse range of artistic styles and emerging talents. Talks, workshops, and interactive activities were also held to encourage guests to further enhance their appreciation and understanding of art.
Regina Zhang, the Fair Director, commented, “I am thrilled with the incredible success of the 10th anniversary of Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong. It is truly inspiring and happy to see the increased number of visitors and sales this year, with many artworks finding new homes. It was great to see many old and new faces at the fair, as passionate art enthusiasts gathered to celebrate and explore the world of contemporary art. The exhibition showcased an eclectic mix of artistic creations by both returning and new local and international exhibitors, and it was heartening to witness the public’s great enthusiasm. We are committed to providing a platform that offers accessible and affordable contemporary art, and we look forward to celebrating many more successful years to come.”
This year’s Special Projects featured large-scale installations that captured the essence of Hong Kong’s iconic cultures and spaces. AAF brought together five talented local and international artists to collaborate to create thought-provoking works of art that showcased their unique visions and interpretations of the city.
The Rethink Street Art talk series co-organised with City Magazine featuring renowned street artist MC Yan, HKwalls‘ Jason Dembski, and Professor Kevin Tsui on the evolution of street art in Hong Kong provided visitors with engaging conversations and a meaningful experience.
HKwalls gave the Fair a vibrant and dynamic makeover, showcasing a hand-picked selection of 10 talented young artists from their Youth Mentorship Programme. These rising stars were given a unique opportunity to engage with a wider audience and showcase their artistic vision and bring their creativity to life.
Spanish artist Susana Sanromán was in attendance with her performance art piece The Things We Leave Behind, a thought-provoking reflection on the environmental impact of human waste. Susana created a symbolic “mummy” exploring themes of waste, neglect, degradation, and transformation, guiding visitors to face the haunting reality of our impact on the environment.
Art Loop was also well received amongst families in attendance, hosting a popular children’s tour and immersive 1-hour course designed to grow their art appreciation and critical thinking skills.
The 10th anniversary edition of Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong was an exceptional accomplishment and special achievement, receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback from artists, visitors, partners, and other collaborators.