More than 70 works of art will go un­der the ham­mer at the Asia Art Archive’s an­nual fundrais­ing din­ner. 51 The fa­mous ar­chi­tects be­hind this year’s Am­bas­sadors Ball have sent the cre­ative com­mu­nity into a tizzy

More than 70 works to go un­der the ham­mer at the Asia Art Archive an­nual din­ner

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W hen the Asia Art Archive’s (AAA) an­nual din­ner takes place at the China Club on Novem­ber 3, art afi­ciona­dos will be bid­ding on more than 70 pieces of con­tem­po­rary art do­nated by artists, col­lec­tors and gal­leries from around the world. The fundrais­ing event is a vi­tal part of the AAA’S an­nual pro­gramme in sup­port of its mis­sion, which is to pre­serve and doc­u­ment the re­gion’s art and artists, and to make it ac­ces­si­ble to a wider au­di­ence. The din­ner raises more than half the cash re­quired to fund the work of the archive, which is in its 18th year. Notable artists with works to go un­der the ham­mer in­clude Bei­jing-based Liu Ye, Hong Kong’s Cheng Ting-ting and Panama-born Luis Chan, Lon­don-based con­cep­tual artist Rasheed Araeen, Bri­tish sculp­tor Antony Gorm­ley and the late French-amer­i­can artist Louise Bour­geois. A pre­view ex­hi­bi­tion of the works des­tined for auc­tion will take place from Oc­to­ber 9 to 12 at Christies Hong Kong. Those keen to take home their favourite work can start by plac­ing an ad­vance bid via the on­line auc­tion pre­view be­tween Oc­to­ber 9 and Novem­ber 3.

ARTIS­TIC AP­PRE­CI­A­TION Guests gather around AAA co-founder Claire Hsu-vu­chot at last year’s event, which raised over HK$9 mil­lion. This year, Cheng Ting-ting’s Good­look­ing Plants is one of the works to go un­der the ham­mer

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