Asia Now, Europe’s art fair dedicated exclusively to contemporary Asian art will take place from
October 17 to 21 in 9, avenue Hoche - Paris.
For this fourth edition, Asia Now will welcome the artistic proposals of some forty galleries recognized as being the most influential in the promulgation and the support of contemporary
Asian artists on an international scale.
The 2018 fair features a series of new developments: an exhibition space dedicated to Japan and designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects, leading-edge special projects and performances, the launch of a video programme.
The fair will host the Japanese Platform curated by Emmanuelle de Montgazon, associate curator of A Japanese Season at the Centre Pompidou-Metz in 2017-2018.
The Japanese program will be organized as part of Japonismes 2018, a series of cultural events celebrating the 160th anniversary of Franco-Japanese relations.
Among the in situ projects created specifically for Asia Now will be an installation by Makoto Aida, a provocative artist whose works blend manga, painting, video, photography, and installations and question the norms of contemporary Japanese society.
The performance program will include the collective Contact Gonzo with a viral performance that combines contact dance and street-fighting, shown for the first time in France.
For the third consecutive year, Asia Now will also renew its collaboration with Christie’s in the
organization of a Design Project which will be dedicated to Japanese creation this year.
17 –21 October 2018
9 avenue Hoche