Asian Art in London, 1-10 November 2012 – A CELEBRATION OF ASIAN ART

From 1st – 10th November Asian Art in London presents the fifteenth year of the celebration of the arts of Asia in the form of selling exhibitions at the galleries of specialist Asian art dealers and auctions at the major salerooms.

The unrivalled expertise and knowledge of the participating dealers will showcase the ancient and modern arts from the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Himalayas and China, to Japan and Korea, while the auction houses offer works of art mainly from China, Japan and Korea. A presentation of imperial ceramics, royal miniature paintings, bronze and stone figurative sculptures, grand and miniature lacquer arts, jade, tiles, jewellery, textiles and furniture, gold and silver and a multiplicity of other materials – all will entice the senses of our visitors from the curious layman to museum curators, igniting their interest in Asian art or encouraging them to add works of art to their collections.

Running in parallel with Asian Art in London there is an extensive programme of cultural, academic and social events, arranged by museums, institutions and Asian societies. This partnership between the commercial and academic worlds will provide conferences, formal lectures and short talks on many Asian art topics. Exhibitions will take place at The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and The British Library – to this last there will be a special conference on the archaeology of the Southern Taklamakan.

The programme of events is still developing and will be published in early September in the special guidebook, published with maps and detailed entries of exhibitions and sales. In addition, the Asian Art in London website will continue to provide updates of forthcoming events and links to the participants and their own websites, which advertise their many and varied activities in the field of Asian Art.

For anyone with an interest in Asian Art, London is the place to be in November.

Late-Night Openings for Participants of Asian Art in London:

Participating dealers and auction houses hold special late-night openings to welcome visitors to their selling exhibitions. These events allow everyone from the connoisseur to the generalist to explore the galleries and talk to the top specialists in a relaxed and friendly environment, while also providing an opportunity to buy the works of art on display.

Late-night openings will take place in the following areas:

Kensington Church Street: 17.00 – 21.00, Saturday, 3 November
St. James’s: 17.00 – 21.00, Sunday, 4 November
Mayfair: 17.00 – 21.00, Monday, 5 November

Gala Party:

The annual Gala Party is one of the highlight events during the ten days of Asian Art in London. The evening attracts museum curators, dealers and collectors to exchange news and ideas over champagne and canapés in the superb Asian galleries of The British Museum. The prize for the finest two- and three-dimensional work of art will be announced during the Gala and guests may enter a free prize draw, courtesy of The St. Regis Hotels and Resorts, to win a luxury holiday for two in Singapore.

The British Museum: 19.00 – 21.00, Tuesday, 6 November

Tickets booked in advance from Asian Art in London +44 (0) 20 7499 2215 or info@asianartinlondon.com

Tours:

Asian Art in London hosts a series of tours during the 10-day celebration. Introductory guided tours of the participating galleries can be booked in advance and tailored to suit the interests of each group.

Further information: info@asianartinlondon.com or call +44 (0)20 7499 2215.

Sponsors:

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