Art fairs can be overwhelming for any art lover. The experts at the Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong have shared their top tips below for exploring the art fair in Hong Kong on May 17-19, to make your experience as fun, easy, and informative as possible.
Art fairs can be overwhelming for first timers and veterans alike. Do yourself a favour and visit the fair’s website first to check out the layout. Familiarise yourself with the galleries and map out your route to ensure you don’t miss any noteworthy galleries or artists.
Believe it or not, gallerists are there to talk to fair visitors! They do want to share what is on display in their booth and how awesome the artists they represent are! If you see something you like, have a question about a certain piece, or just want to chat, don’t be afraid to strike up conversation!
That’s what you did your homework for! You made the notes of what and who you want to see, so take a deep breath and follow your plan. You don’t have to see everything, just what YOU want to see! Plus, fairs happen over multiple days, you can always come back another day!
Most art fair include some very interesting programs and features. At the Hong Kong fair this year, there will be talk programmes from Central Saint Martins Short Courses and V-Pact, or you can enroll your little ones to one of the Children’s Art tours provided by Art Loop. There will also be large-scale installations from Dorsett Hospitality International and exhibiting galleries. Local art community Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre will also present an interactive workshop. These added these added bonuses will enhance your overall fair experience. Don’t miss out.
With so much to see, you could be at the art fair for a long period of time. It’s more than okay to take a step back, grab a snack at the Ruinart Bar, Lavazza Café or Peroni Kitchen, and just enjoy the flow of your surroundings. You can even have a beautiful and professional photo taken from Venture Photography.
It is encouraged to take photos of the artworks throughout the fair. These photos can help you decide on purchasing a piece. Just don’t forget to take a photo of the booth number and art’s label! There’s nothing worse than trying to navigate your way back through a busy fair when you can’t remember where your favourite piece is located. If you want to see if the artwork would fit in your home, try out the “Curate Your Own Home” workshop at the BoConcept’s stand.
When you fall in love with a piece of art, you simply fall in love. If you find yourself still thinking about it as you walk through the fair, you know you’ve found your fit! Buy art that will make you happy every time you see it! There is no other reason as great to purchase a piece of work!
Art fairs are the perfect place to go crazy with social media, plus you can keep up to date with galleries and artists easily! Watch them travel the world from art fair to art fair!
And there you have it, eight top tips to follow when visiting the Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong. Click here to view the programme and plan your visit!Tags: affordable art fair, art, art fair, top tips