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David Zwirner to open in Hong Kong

The David Zwirner gallery has announced the opening of a new space in Hong Kong, scheduled for 2017. This new space, intended to host six exhibitions per year, has been designed by New York architect Annabelle Selldorf. David Zwirner has justified the opening of the new space in this way: “We have seen literally explosive growth in the interest for Western art among Asian collectors.” Covering around 10,000 m2, the space will occupy the 5th and 6th floors of the H Queen building constructed by architect William Lim from the CL3 Architects agency that offers flexible spaces meeting ecological standards. This development confirms David Zwirner’s ambitions in China, after flirting with the idea of opening a gallery in Beijing and Shanghai. This is the gallery’s third space following New York and London. The gallerist has expressed his hopes for Asia: “I feel that more Western galleries will want to and have to arrive. It’s hard to imagine that if you really think globally in your business that you can’t be in Asia, and I think for the foreseeable future, that will be in Hong...

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Three galleries join Association of International Photography Art Dealers

New York, 2 December 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA). New York galleries David Zwirner, Sasha Wolf, as well as 798 Photo Gallery of Beijing, joined the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). The association, created in 1979 and currently stationed in Washington, groups galleries and art dealers from the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe and Asia. Its aim is to defend the place of photography as a real art in the art market, while maintaining the high standards of quality in the selection of works presented by its members. Contemporary art gallery David Zwirner, is one of the most internationally known American galleries with three spaces in New York. Its founder, David Zwirner, came in sixth place in the classification of Art + Auctions magazine “2011 Power Top 10” of the most influential personalities of the art world. Sasha Wolf gallery, also in New York, specialises in contemporary photography, and particularly, documentary. Finally, Beijing 798 Photo Gallery, opened in 2003, is the first gallery dedicated to photography art in China. These galleries could participate in the next edition of AIPAD’s Photography Show in New York, taking place from 29 March to 1 April 2012 in Park Avenue Armory. This manifestation regroups over 70 international leader galleries in the field of photography. Besides AIPAD announced that it will renew its partnership with one of the most important art insurance firms, AXA Art Insurance Corporation, until...

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