Asia Art Archive (AAA)’s Annual Fundraiser 2018 offers an auction of 75 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 in building collections on the history of contemporary art in Asia, as well as keeping the materials free and accessible for research and education. In partnership with Christie’s Hong Kong, a preview of the artworks will be open to the public from 9–12 October. The artworks will be available for bidding online at www.aaa2018auction.com from 9 October–3 November.
9 October 6–8pm
Christie’s Hong Kong
The James Christie Room
22/F Alexandra House
18 Chater Road, Central
9 October–3 November via www.aaa2018auction.com
In 2018, Asia Art Archive launches new collections that highlight individuals and initiatives that are significant in recent art history in Asia. These collections include the Salima Hashmi Archive, Out of Context Research Project, Betsy Damon Archive, Li Xianting Archive, and Lee Wen Archive. This year, AAA also hosted a major conference with the University of Hong Kong on the importance of art writing and periodicals for the region. We highlighted our public commitment towards addressing the gender imbalance in our collection with a series of programmes dedicated to women in art history. These projects underscore our mission to research on impactful themes, build a quality collection, and make thoughtful propositions, and thus supporting a more generous way to understand history and experience the present.
The Annual Fundraiser is the most 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 Aesop, Christie’s Hong Kong, Helutrans Artmove, Chubb, Willis Towers Watson, Altaya Wines, Jebsen, and media sponsors, ArtAsiaPacific, the Artling, CoBo Social, Design Anthology, Hong Kong Tatler, and Ocula.
This year’s auction features works by artists including Louise Bourgeois, Luis Chan, Ho Sin Tung, Huang Rui, Vishwa Shroff, Samson Young, among others.