In hosting the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China has shown the world that it is an open, swiftly developing, trustworthy and remarkably innovative nation. China's sustained, rapid economic development has impressed people across the globe during this time of economic slowdown elsewhere. Moreover, China's extraordinary performance has brought opportunities for development throughout Asia. China is harnassing Asia's resources for profound growth in both art and commerce. Beijing is China's political and economic center, as well as the nexus of Chinese art and culture. It is clear why top art galleries from around the globe have selected Beijing as the cornerstone of their new developments.
The Art Beijing 2011 Contemporary Art Fair will be held from April 29-May 2, 2011, in the China National Agriculture Exhibition Center in Beijing. Now in its sixth year, Art Beijing is perfectly in step with the development of contemporary art and has established itself as the most competitive art fair in Asia.
The roots of Art Beijing 2011 are firmly in the soil of Asian culture and its contemporary art communities. Adressing key issues in contemporary art from both academic and market perspectives, the Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair takes the pulse of the recent art market and reveals its future trends, concepts and opportunities. The 2011 "Art Unforbidden" thematic exhibition will be housed in a nearly 1,000 sq. meter space, where exhibition curators will exhibit cutting-edge contemporary, experimental and avant-garde art.
In 2011, the Art Beijing Contemporary Art Fair continues to play a key role in connecting and cultivating relationships between the worlds of art and business. In addition, it will engage foreign embassies and cultural centers, inviting them to actively participate in the art fair. In doing so, Art Beijing offers a platform for communication on art and culture between China and other nations. The VIP services at Art Beijing 2011 are also being further expanded to better serve Art Beijing's clients and partners. The 2011 fair will do an even more professional job of facilitating communication between collectors and galleries.
The application period for Art Beijing 2011 has already begun. Galleries and art organizations are applying and working to secure reservations for this extraordinary annual exhibition. The Art Beijing Executive Committee is meticulous about selecting galleries and maintains the highest standards for contemporary art in China. Art Beijing believes its rigorous, systematic approach helps improve the art market in China and beyond.