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We are delighted to announce that the ninth edition of Asia NOW (October 20-22, Preview on October 19), the first Parisian fair dedicated exclusively to the contemporary art scene of Asia, will take place at the Monnaie de Paris, the same week as Paris + by Art Basel.
In collaboration with Asia Now, we are honored to welcome the world-renowned art collective Slavs and Tatars as our guest curators, devoted to the area East of the former Berlin Wall and West of the Great Wall of China known as Eurasia.
Their curatorial project consists of a parcours that brings together 14 artists from Central Asia whose practice is based on or related to fiber art. Supported by Sisley, the selection highlights the discursive nature of craft-making both in its local and global contexts in an age of information and digitalization. It also includes a Chaikhaneh (tea room) and a reading room housed in a traditional Kazakh yurt exceptionally in the main courtyard - supported by Yourta.
Asia NOW has selected 65 leading contemporary art galleries from all over the world, presenting more than 220 artists coming from 26 territories from all over Asia and its diaspora, stretching from Central Asia to Asia-Pacific, including West, South, South-East, and East Asia.
Most of the galleries are firmly rooted in their local or regional ecosystem and stand out for their programming. They will stage solo or duo presentations by significant artists from across Asia and its diaspora. This year, our mission remains to showcase outstanding artists who are taking on relevant themes that resonate globally and create meaningful conversations, cultivating new audiences and a deeper understanding of what it means to be contemporary in Asia right now within a broader geopolitical context, across the Global South and beyond.
We are delighted to host newcomers like Galerie Cadet Capela (Paris), EACH MODERN (Taipei), Fragment (New York), Frestonian Gallery (London), Gana Art (Seoul), Harper's Gallery (New York), Iram Art (Gujarat, India), Isabelle van den Eynde (Dubai), M77 (Milan), MAKI Gallery (Tokyo), Galerie Peter Kilchmann (Paris/ Zurich) and The Third Line (Dubai) - just to name some of the galleries joining Asia NOW for the first time. Meanwhile, there is a new section NOW On, highlighting emerging artists of young galleries, such as Galerie BAQ (Paris), Inna Art Space (Hangzhou /New York), and THE SHOPHOUSE (Hong Kong).
We are thrilled to welcome back galleries such as Ab-Anbar (London/ Tehran), Aspan (Almaty, Kazakhstan), HdM (Beijing/ London), KÖNIG Galerie (Berlin/ Seoul), MadeIn Gallery (Shanghai), Ora-Ora (Hong Kong), Over the Influence (Bangkok/ Hong Kong/ Los Angeles/ Paris), Paris-B (Paris), PERROTIN (Paris/ New York/ Seoul/ Dubai/ Tokyo/ Hong Kong/ Shanghai), Yeo Workshop (Singapore), among many others.
Also returning, Galleria Continua (San Gimignano/ Beijing/ Les Moulins/ Habana/ Roma/ São Paulo/ Paris/ Dubai) will display the historic installation Perseverance of Regeneration by Chen Zhen, echoing Double Exil, his first monographic exhibition within its Parisian space.
Within the Special Projects featured at Asia NOW this year, Nova Contemporary (Bangkok) will present the video work and performance of Moe Satt, and ROH Projects (Jakarta) the video work of the great art collective Tromarama. In this section for the first time a project by Eva Yi Zhang will be featured by Tabula Rasa (Beijing/ London), a site-specific installation by Duyi Han presented by HATCH (Paris) and Yeo Workshop (Singapore) will showcase Fyerool Darma's installation. A site-specific diptych of the artist Yuree Kensaku with the support of Galerie Enrico Navarra (Paris) will also be featured.
The Fair is accompanied by an extensive Public Programme under the artistic direction of Kathy Alliou. It will be the occasion to have the Conversation Platform curated by Thanks for Nothing for the fourth edition in a row and includes collaborations with institutions like the Tselinny Centre of Contemporary Culture in Almaty, Kazakhstan, engagement with organizations like the Asia Society, addressing specific issues on diasporia and textile creation and a robust lineup of performances including Selin Davasse, Yahon Chang supported by Ink Projects, Maitha Abdalla in her site-specific project proposed by Tabari Art Space (Dubai), Deneth Piumakshi Veda Arachchige supported by Gandy Gallery (Bratislava, Slovakia) and the performance of Tingwei Li at Lechbinska Gallery (Zurich). Special Projects designed for the Monnaie de Paris will be supported by non-profit spaces and foundations such as Durjoy (Bangladesh).
"Cooking is Caring", a new program with the artist Lei Saito, presented by 91530 Le Marais, whose installation “Chanvre et Eau” offers our guests an immersive culinary experience.
Please join our community of artists, galleries, institutions, collectors, contributors, and friends of Asia NOW to celebrate our 9th edition from the 19th to the 22nd of October at Monnaie de Paris. Asia Now is a place of discovery and thoughtful programming. As Nadia Samdani, co-founder of the Foundation Samdani and Dhaka Art Summit has noted, "Asia [NOW] is where all the excitement is!"