Asia Art Archive (AAA)’s Annual Fundraiser returns this October and November with an auction of 70 works of art generously donated by artists, collectors and galleries across the globe. The Annual Fundraiser is an essential source of funding to support the independent non-profit’s work on research and education about contemporary art in Asia. The artworks are now available for bidding online at www.AAA2017Auction.com until 4 November.
In 2017, AAA launched a new website and digital infrastructure, which reaffirms the organisation’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that the collection of materials on contemporary art in Asia is easily accessible to all. To share our knowledge, this year we also presented a new editorial platform, Ideas, where content contributed by the team and respected members of the art community is published regularly. On the research front, we have been working on projects across the region, including the digitisation of the papers of performance artist Lee Wen, in collaboration with NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, and the three-year Ha Bik Chuen Archive Project in Hong Kong, with the project space up and running in Fotan.
The Annual Fundraiser is an important source of support for Asia Art Archive, which raises more than half of the organisation’s operating budget. This year’s Annual Fundraiser is supported by sponsors Christie’s Hong Kong, Helutrans Artmove, Chubb, Willis Towers Watson, Altaya Wines, Jebsen, The Peninsula Boutqiue, and media sponsors, ArtAsiaPacific, Artform International, the Artling, Artron.net, Design Anthology, frieze, Hong Kong Tatler, and Ocula.
This year’s auction features the works of Hong Kong artists Kwan Sheung Chi, Lee Kit, Joey Leung Ka-Yin, Leung Kui Ting, and Pak Sheung Chuen, alongside prominent Chinese artists Cui Jie, Wang Dongling, Yu Youhan, and Zhang Yirong. A selection of other renowned artists include Nobuyoshi Araki, Shilpa Gupta, Candida Höfer, Arin Dwihartanto Sunaryo, and Clare Woods.