Asian Art in London brings together over sixty of the worldâ€™s top dealers, major auction houses and museums for an annual ten-day celebration of the finest Asian art.
Visitors converge on London for this prestigious international event offering gallery selling exhibitions, auctions, receptions, lectures and seminars. Asian Art in London is delighted to announce that in its 19th year the Event is short-listed for the â€˜Business Award for Arts & Creative Servicesâ€™ as organised by the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.
There were two important book launches during AAL this year, the first on Friday 6th November, at the London Library in St Jamesâ€™s, when Elizabeth Herridge launches her publication on â€˜Bringing Heaven to Earth, Silver Jewellery and Ornament in the late Qing Dynastyâ€™ and the second on Thursday 10th November, at the Queenâ€™s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, with a celebration of the publication of â€˜Chinese and Japanese Works of Art in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queenâ€™, which examines over 2000 works in the Royal Collection. Asian Art in London Symposium; Wednesday 9th November at 5.30pm. AAL continues its annual Symposium with â€˜The Science of Artâ€™. This will include a private view & talk, on early & never previously shown photographs of Shanghai, from the Stephan Loewentheil collection. The Symposium will also reveal the revolutionary 3d printing techniques of antique works of art and architecture, to include Tutankhamenâ€™s tomb, by Factum Arte of Madrid. A new hypothesis will reveal startling finds, by scientific researcher & Japanese expert Riccardo Montanari, during his lecture, â€˜The origin of overglaze enamelling in Japanâ€™. The AAL celebrity guest speaker for 2016 will be the TV Presenter, Historian and Author, Dan Cruickshank.
A changing world, presents changing arts and this year AAL keeps pace with the trend and provides exciting contemporary exhibitions on display at galleries.