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“Asia Now” Brings Asian Art to Paris

“Asia Now” 2018 Focuses on the Japanese Art Scene

The 4th edition of “Asia Now”, an art fair dedicated to the Asian contemporary art scene, was held in a private hotel of the 8th arrondissement in Paris this October. This year’s edition hosted more than 40 galleries with a special programme focusing on the Japanese art scene curated by Emmanuelle de Montgazon. “For the Japanese Platform of ASIA NOW 2018, I selected projects which would provide the keys to understanding the scene over the last twenty years, a scene which I saw evolve under renewed cultural, artistic, and political influences” commented the curator. For this occasion, a new exhibition space was conceived by Sou Fujimoto Architects to welcome galleries presenting up-and-coming Japanese artists. Among them the Parisian Gallery Pierre-Yves Caër featuring works by two Japanese female artists, the young painter Aya Kawato and the photographer Makiko Kumano.

A Great Glimpse of the Asian Contemporary Creation

Beside the Japanese Platform, a great selection of European and Asian galleries participated, presenting works by Asian Artists. Just to name a few: Soso Gallery (South Korea) featured Kim In Kyum’s bleu drawings and sculptures; Vynil on Vynil (Philippines) presenting Pinky Urmaza’s collages that were almost sold out the day of the opening; MadeIn Gallery (China) presenting a limited edition sculpture by Xu Zhen and paintings and sculptures by the two young artists Lu Pingyuan and Shang Liang and New Gallery (France) with a solo show by the female Chinese artist Li Shurui.