Appreciating and Buying Contemporary Asian Art: Part One


Evening Presentation by Kate Cary Evans, Founder, Art Radar Asia

Drinks Reception at 6:30 pm
Discussion at 7:00 pm
Close at 8:00 pm

Hong Kong is one of the most dynamic places in today’s global art market, attracting curators from leading museums, institutions, international dealers, and artists from auction stars to street artists. However, the art market has always been difficult to understand and is full of pitfalls for the new collector. With art market undergoing a revolution and due to globalization and technology,  traditional ways of buying and selling works of art through galleries, dealers and auction houses are being undermined by new online market places and art fairs.

The first of two lectures will give practical advice on how to safely navigate through this fast moving and rapidly changing market, discuss the mysterious system of ‘gates’ artists must negotiate to achieve success; the top three questions that a dealer should be asked before buying and before handing over any money; how to decipher the hidden clues in an artist’s biography to ascertain whether the artist is well regarded; which website tools to be used to check if a work is appropriately priced before buying; and secret tips and tricks that established collectors do not always divulge when choosing art works and negotiating with galleries .

Kate Cary Evans has been studying, writing and lecturing about contemporary art for almost 30 years. She has written for Saatchi, HK Tatler, South China Morning Post and Asian art magazines. She founded Art Radar Asia, an on-line resource in 2008, which today has over 10,000 followers and is read by collectors, curators and scholars from international institutions such as Princeton and MOMA. She has spoken extensively to collectors, the art trade, students and scholars. Most recently she taught at the Hong Kong Baptist University and was involved in a scholarly panel discussion hosted by Casa Asia at ARCO Madrid.  

Co-organized with: Sponsored by:

Friends of the Art Museum the Chinese University Hong Kong


Event Details

Wed 24 Apr 2013
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
9 Justice Drive, Admiratly, Hong Kong
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HK$180 Asia Society members/Friends of CUHK; HK$230 Non-members
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