Having successfully held for five consecutive years, the sixth Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair in 2011 will continue to provide a platform for both academic and commercial perspectives toward the development of contemporary art and its collection markets. From April 29th through May 2nd, 2011, it will be presented with the theme of “Pushing Forward Chinese Contemporary Art” at the New Hall of the National Agricultural Exhibition Center in Beijing.

The Art Beijing 2011 Contemporary Art Fair brings together approximately 100 art institutions from nearly 20 countries and regions, including exhibition booths from 75 top contemporary art galleries and 10 photo galleries, along with 13 special thematic exhibitions. “Fashion + Design Beijing” and “Art Unforbidden: Collection Exhibition of Ullens Contemporary Art” are among this year’s highly anticipated thematic exhibitions. With its endeavors to reach beyond the scope of domestic art galleries, Art Beijing also builds local relationships and active introductions to new foreign resources, bringing its audience a world- leading art fair grows successfully rich in international diversity each year.

Poster of Art Beijing 2011

Poster of Art Beijing 2011

Widely regarded as the most influential art fair brand in Asia, Art Beijing embraces exhibitions with experts in traditional or contemporary, Chinese or international art, as well as art organizations, gallerists, independent businesses and collectors. As the most competitive art brand in Asia, Art Beijing today serves as China’s most esteemed platform for collectors of high-end art works.

Art Beijing has entered into cooperative partnership with The Hong Kong International Arts and Antiques Fair (FINE ART ASIA). Based on the two partners’ shared business philosophy, Art Beijing and FINE ART ASIA will carry out a comprehensive partnership and exchange that will include a platform for communication between galleries, a shared collector community, media and publicity support, and academic and educational exchanges. This new cooperation will also bring new business opportunities and diversified artistic programs to better promote the development and integration of the art market.

Exhibition Preview: April 29, 2011

Exhibition date: April 30–May 2, 2011

Location: National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing

Rainbow out of the Service 01 by Jiang Zhi, Color Photograph,120x160cm,2006

Rainbow out of the Service 01 by Jiang Zhi, Color Photograph,120x160cm,2006

Free Rider 1 by Lv Miao, laser casting and auto paint,2010

Free Rider 1 by Lv Miao, laser casting and auto paint,2010

The Collective Unconscious of Happines by Tong Zhengang, oil on canvas,2011

The Collective Unconscious of Happines by Tong Zhengang, oil on canvas,2011

Art Design by Shi Jianmin for Fashion+Design Beijing

Art Design by Shi Jianmin for Fashion+Design Beijing

Mother’s Milk by Wu Di, Mixed Media,2009

Mother’s Milk by Wu Di, Mixed Media,2009

Series of A No.3 Marriage by Zeng Fanzhi, oil on canvas, 2001

Series of A No.3 Marriage by Zeng Fanzhi, oil on canvas, 2001

Activities include:

Art Beijing 2011 Thematic Exhibition —“Art Unforbidden: Collection Exhibition of Ullens Contemporary Art”

Curated by the Art Beijing Academic Committee

Sponsors: Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair and Poly International Auction Co., Ltd.

Photo Beijing Thematic Exhibition — “N/1 Mixed Media” Exhibition

Art Director: Zhao Li

Curators: Li Bin and Wu Qiuyan

Project Director of the Forum: Teng Yuning

Sponsored by: Photo Beijing • Contemporary Art Fair

Location: National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing

Date: 2011.4.29—5.2

The “Watching”

Condensing Form: Sui Jianguo, Liu Xuguang, Dong Wensheng, Jiang Zhi and Zhang Meng

Thought: Miao Xiaochun, Zhang Xiaotao, Wu Junyong, Po Hua and Lei Lei

Memory: Wu Wenguang, Wang Dongsheng, Chen Zhuo + Huang Keyi, Chi Peng, Liu Ren, Jin Shan and Qiu Jiongjiong

Observation Context: Wang Qingsong, Wu Xiaowu, Hong Lei, Maleonn, Yu Fei, Liu Gang and Cai Hongshuo

Thinking Sense: Cui Xiuwen, Lin Jingjing, Shi Guowei, Chen Wei, Lao Liu and Liu Zhiyi

Wild Box Plan: Da Mao, Tan Qi, Ding Xin, Sheng Jie, Li Changqing, Wu Qiuyan, Feng Jiangzhou, Bai Chongmin, Xue Ting, Song Song, Li Zenghui, Shang Liang, Liu Shiyuan, Li Daoshi, Li Bin, Feng Niu, Gao Yuan and Irie Keiji

Forum Theme: Mixed Experience of Media Scene ——Experiential of Modern Art Space

Organizers:Art Beijing Center for Visual Studies, Peking University

Location: National Agriculture Exhibition Center, Beijing, Hall VIP

Date: 2011.5.2 3:30-4:30

Fashion+Design Beijing: Theme Exhibition of Asian Designers

An Organic Combination: Lifestyles of Contemporary Asian Designers

Curator: Song Tao

Artists: Song Tao, Sun Wentao, Liu Feng, Ja li, Chen Darui, Ma Xiaowei, Wang Zhenfei, Fei Ruo, Xie Dong, Wen Miao, Xiao Tianyu, Gu Qigao, Shao Fan, Shi Jianmin, Teng Fei, Masayuki Kurokawa(Japan).

Exhibition Sections: HHD FUN Architectural Space Exhibition, Central Academy of Fine Arts Jewelry Exhibition, Art Carpets, Lacquerware and Traditional Crafts

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