Cultural Platform in Hong Kong
Deutsche Bank signs as lead sponsor of ART HK
||Deutsche Bank extends its global commitment of promoting cultural vibrancy in the markets in which they conduct business. Now Deutsche Bank and ART HK announced that Deutsche Bank has signed an agreement to be the lead sponsor of ART HK for an initial period of up to 5 years. ART HK is Hong Kong’s largest and most important annual international art fair.
In 2009, the fair attracted a balanced mix of established international collectors including private collectors, foundations, curators, dealers and museums. ART HK 09 also provided an intellectual and cultural platform for a series of successful and engaging discussion-based forums such as Asia Art Archive’s Backroom Conversations and Build Your Dream Museum, as well as Intelligence², a leading global medium for intellectual and cultural debates.
Michael West, Deutsche Bank’s Head of Communications for Asia Pacific said, "Our sponsorship of ART HK is a reflection of both the scale and growth of Deutsche Bank in the Asia Pacific region and our longstanding global commitment to the arts. The success of ART HK in 2008 and 2009 demonstrates the high level of demand for a world-class art fair in the region."
"Deutsche Bank’s involvement is a ringing endorsement of the solid foundations that we have laid in Asia to date", said Magnus Renfrew, Fair Director, ART HK. "Our shared vision and active partnership will bring us one step closer to further affirming ART HK’s position as one of the leading art fairs."
Fair Director Magnus Renfrew brings over a decade of art industry experience to the Fair and was recently profiled among 15 individuals without whom "the art world wouldn’t spin on its axis" in the Art + Auction "Global Power Issue" in December 2008; and was named as one of the 10 most influential figures in the Asian Art Scene by Chinese Contemporary Art News in February 2009.
Back for its third year, ART HK 10 will be held from the 27-30 May 2010 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) coinciding with the major art auctions in the city.