Asia Week is a ten-day event with 10 museums and cultural centers, 45 galleries from around the world, and 5 auction houses opening their doors to display a stunning variety of art across several countries and centuries from March 15 – 24, 2018.
This year’s selections include contemporary lacquer by Yoshio Okada and washi screens by Kyoko Ibe (Erik Thomsen Gallery), Huang I-Ming: New Ink (M. Sutherland Fine Arts Ltd.), selected works of Indian and Himalayan art (Kapoor Galleries), and Korean contemporary paintings and decorative traditional arts (Kang Collection Korean Art). Many of these galleries aren’t regularly open to the public so this is a wonderful opportunity to see museum quality pieces in an intimate setting. As always, all participants are held to the highest standards of scholarship and provenance regarding items for sale and viewing.
A pair of blue and white Chinese ginger jars, Qing Dynasty, mid 19th Century; Bardith Ltd.
For more information on Asia Week check out their website here. You can also pick up a paper guide with maps and full descriptions of what to see, available at the participating galleries, auction houses, and cultural centers.
Auction house viewings will generally be from March 15 – 18, with sales scheduled to begin on Monday, March 19 and continuing through most of the week (for more details click here). Cultural centers will be holding special events ranging from lectures to craft demonstrations, most are free with paid admission. For more information on Asia Week’s museums and institutes click here.
Detail, embroidered material for a dragon robe; silk and gold; China, 19th century; Alan Kennedy (Santa Monica, CA).
Cover: Longquan Celadon Censer with Applied Peonies Southern Song – Yuan Dynasty, 13th – 14th c. A.D., China; height: 10.2 cm; diameter: 15.25 cm; Zetterquist Galleries (New York, NY).