Asia Art Archive's annual auction set for November 24

PUBLISHED : Friday, 16 November, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 16 November, 2012, 4:23am

The Asia Art Archive, one of the most important and influential arts organisations in the region, will be holding its annual auction on November 24 at the China Club to raise funds for its operations, programmes and endowment.

Last year the auction raised money for the archive's new website and Collection Online, enabling global access to its extensive digital collection.

This year, the archive will work towards its endowment goal of US$6.5 million, which provides support for research and programmes, as well as its collection of physical and digital material documenting the history of contemporary art in Asia.

"As an independent non-profit organisation, the fundraiser is one of the most important sources of support for Asia Art Archive every year," said archive founder and executive director Claire Hsu. "There is no greater reward for the AAA team than the show of support that comes in from the community, from artists and galleries to patrons and sponsors."

The 2012 auction highlights include a limited edition work by leading Chinese artist Song Dong produced during his residency at AAA, documentation for Cage Piece from performance artist Tehching Hsieh's One Year Performance series, a painting from artist Liu Wei, and a work by Hong Kong artist Wilson Shieh. A preview of the artworks will be held from Tuesday to Friday at the Sotheby's Hong Kong office in Admiralty.

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