Asia Art Archive Fundraiser 2012. Endowment for our Future

Asia Art Archive (AAA), an independent non-profit documentation, research, and ideas platform for contemporary art, announces that this year’s fundraising auction and dinner will take place on Saturday 24 November, with a preview of works from 20 to 23 November at Sotheby’s Hong Kong, giving art collectors access to a range of 73 significant works by internationally recognised artists.

AAA’s annual auction is a major source of support for its operations, programmes and endowment. In 2011, the auction raised funds towards AAA’s new website and Collection Online, enabling global access to AAA’s extensive digital collection.

This year, AAA continues to raise funds toward its endowment goal of USD 6.5 million which provides ongoing support for its research and programmes, as well as a long-term strategy for its growing extensive collection of physical and digital material documenting the recent history of contemporary art in Asia. The endowment campaign was launched in 2007 and to date the Archive has raised USD 4.3 million towards its goal.

AAA is extremely grateful to the wide support from artists and galleries who share AAA’s mission of creating a collection belonging to the public, instigating critical thinking and dialogue that generate new ideas.

2012 auction highlights include a seminal limited edition work by leading Chinese artist Song Dong produced during his residency at AAA, a light sculpture from Korean artist Haegue Yang, documentation of ‘Cage Piece’ from Hsieh Tehching‘s One Year Performance, an early sketch by American artist George Condo, a painting from established Chinese artist Liu Wei, a photograph from American photographer Taryn Simon‘s most recent series, a seminal work from Chinese artist Wang Gongxin, a cardboard painting from Lee Kit‘s recent series, an oil on canvas by Duan Jianyu, a work by Hong Kong artist Wilson Shieh, a reverse painting by Nalini Malani, and a set of two paintings by Chinese abstract artist Ding Yi.

See the 2012 AAA Auction catalogue at from 1 November onwards.

The dinner is sold out but all works will be on view at Sotheby’s Hong Kong from 20–23 November or online. AAA accepts absentee or phone bids.

AAA is grateful to the following artists and galleries who have generously donated works:
Au Hoi Lam, Aung Kyaw Htet, Rina Banerjee, Konstantin Bessmertny, BOOMOON, Roberto Chabet, Chen Shu-chu, Chen Wei, Heman Chong, George Condo, Ding Yi, Duan Jianyu, Anis Ekowindu, Tehching Hsieh, Hu Fang, Hu Xiangqian, Geraldine Javier, Jin Shan, Jing Kewen, Jr, Tilo Kaiser, Kwan Sheung Chi, Lam Tung Pang, Janet Laurence, Lee Dongi, Lee Dong-jae, Lee Hun-chung, Jung Lee, Lee Kit, Michael Lee, Leung Chi Wo, Joey Leung Ka Yin, Li Lang, Liang Quan, Liao Guohe, Liu Wei, Sandrine Llouquet, Ivy Ma, Nalini Malani, MAP Office, Jin Meyerson, Sandeep Mukherjee, Vik Muniz, Nan Chao, Maleonn, Manish Nai, Annysa Ng, Nyein Chan Su (NCS), Talha Rathore, Tsherin Sherpa, Wilson Shieh, Taryn Simon, Song Dong, Peter Steinhauer, Sun Xun, Vivan Sundaram, Amikam Toren, Charwei Tsai, Tsang Tsou Choi, Hiroki Tsukuda, Joao Vasco Paiva, Wang Youshen, Wang Gongxin, Wei Dong, anothermountainman, Haegue Yang, Yang Jiechang, Yang Zhichao, Yuan Yuan, Zhang Dun, and Zhu Jinshi.

10 Chancery Lane, A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Anna Ning Fine Arts, Art Experience Gallery, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Blindspot Gallery, Boers-Li Gallery, the Cat Street Gallery, Chambers Fine Arts, Contemporary by Angela Li, Edouard Malingue, Gagosian Gallery, Galerie Lelong, Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Galerie Perrotin, Galerie Quynh, Gallery 2, Gallery EXIT, Gana Art Gallery, Gandhara Art Gallery, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong Creates, Karin Weber Gallery, Kukje Gallery, Kwai Fung Hin, Leeahn Gallery, Leo Xu Projects, Nanzuka, ONE AND J. Gallery, Osage Gallery, Pearl Lam Fine Arts, Platform China, Project 88, Red Rock Studio, Rossi and Rossi, Schoeni Art Gallery, Sean Kelly Gallery, ShanghART Gallery, Simon Lee Gallery, Sin Sin Fine Arts, Thavibu Gallery, Tin-Aw Gallery, TKG+, Valentine Willie Fine Art, and Vitamin Creative Space.

About Asia Art Archive
AAA is dedicated to documenting the recent history of art in Asia within an international context. Founded in 2000, AAA is widely regarded as one of the leading public resources in the field. AAA’s collection is accessible free of charge from AAA’s physical space, the online catalogue, and the Collection Online. Through public programmes, AAA instigates critical thinking and dialogue that generate new ideas and works that continually reshape the Archive itself.

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