About Art Central
Art Central, a cornerstone event of Hong Kong Art Week, showcases the next generation of talent from Asia’s most innovative galleries alongside distinguished artists from around the world. Presented in partnership with United Overseas Bank (UOB), Art Central will return to its home on Hong Kong’s iconic Central Harbourfront in 2024, with a Preview on Wednesday, 27 March and run through Sunday, 31 March. The upcoming edition will be staged in an architect-designed, purpose- built structure overlooking Victoria Harbour, conveniently situated in the heart of the city’s business district within walking distance of Art Basel at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and a short ferry ride to M+ and Palace Museum Hong Kong.
Art Central has established itself as an international platform for pushing boundaries in contemporary art and experimentation, and is recognised as a place of discovery for seasoned collectors and new buyers alike. The Fair provides a platform for museum quality artworks from more established names to be exhibited alongside cutting-edge works by emerging artists across different mediums. With a unique identity in the Hong Kong visual arts landscape, Art Central delivers the best in today’s global contemporary art practice to thousands of VIPs, collectors, curators, critics and art lovers who visit the Fair during Hong Kong Art Week – the biggest art week within the Asia Pacific region.
Art Central is a joint venture between three of the world’s leading art event organizers
Tim Etchells, Sandy Angus and Will Ramsay co-founded Art Central in 2015. In 2008, Etchells and Angus were responsible for launching the first international art fair in Hong Kong, ART HK, which quickly became a major fixture in the international art world prior to Art Basel acquiring the Fair in 2011. Etchells and Angus are also co-owners of Sydney Contemporary, Taipei Dangdai and ART SG. In addition, Sandy Angus is the owner of India Art Fair and PHOTOFAIRS Shanghai, the first international art fair dedicated to photography in the Asia-Pacific region.
Corey Andrew Barr
Corey Barr was formerly a Specialist and Head of Sales for Phillips, where he also organised exhibitions of contemporary art, photography, and design – working with leading international artists to mount exhibitions in New York and London. Barr was most recently Director of a prominent Hong Kong- and London-based gallery focusing on Asian Contemporary art and was responsible for influential gallery exhibitions and presentations at prestigious international fairs. While exploring diverse interests – from medieval architecture to 20 – 21st-century conceptual practices, philosophy and contemporary fiction – he enjoys reading and visiting museums throughout Asia and around the world.
Enoch Cheng is an artist-curator whose practice spans moving image, installation, curating, dance, events, theatre, writing, fashion, performance, and pedagogy. His work explores the boundaries among various disciplines and traditions, with recurrent themes of belonging, travel, care, cross-cultural history, value, fiction, memory, time, migration, and extinction.