Celebrating its twenty-fifth year in 2022, Asian Art in London continues to promote London as a centre of excellence for the arts of Asia. During October and November, in and around Central London, a varied and extensive programme of specialised exhibitions and auctions will be offered for sale by its Participants who are respected dealers, galleries and auction houses specialising in Asian art. The works of art offered for sale range across the Indian and Islamic world; China, Japan and Korea and encompass South-East Asia, whether ancient or modern; representative or abstract.
Every year, Asian Art in London attracts large numbers of international visitors to London and into our galleries and auction houses. This annual celebration is supported by a printed guidebook detailing the exciting exhibitions and auctions held by our Participants, together with information on museums, cultural institutions and publications specialising in Asian art. Our two leading sponsors, Apollo and Antiques Trade Gazette, sponsor awards for the outstanding works of art.
Calendar of Events
In 2022 we were delighted to return to planning a Gala Party. Held over the years in a range of London’s major museums and venues, the event is a celebration of London as the key player across all fields in the global Asian art market. The evening is a chance for Asian Art in London Participants to mark this milestone anniversary: to socialise with collectors, museum directors, curators, journalists and friends of Asian Art in London.
This year’s Gala Party happened on Wednesday 26th October at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Guests were treated to champagne and canapés to celebrate Asian Art in London’s 25th Anniversary edition, in addition to talks by Curators of the V&A’s Asia Galleries throughout the evening, and an exciting private view of the exhibition, Hallyu! The Korean Wave.
Our London Event and guidebook
Indian & Islamic Art: 20 – 29 October 2022
East Asian Art: 27 October – 5 November 2022
Read our 2022 guidebook to discover our Participants’ exhibitions, auctions, and events, and to find key information about:
- London-wide launch evenings on 20th and 27th October. New for this year, the two launch evenings replaced the late-night weekend openings of previous years
- Our evening Gala Party on 26th October at the V&A Museum with a private view of their upcoming exhibition Hallyu! The Korean Wave
- A special exhibition The Art of Collecting: Japan at Japan House, featuring our Japanese art specialists
- An exciting range of expert-led talks and events
JAPAN HOUSE, LONDON
THE ART OF COLLECTING: JAPAN
Monday 24 October – Sunday 20 November 2022
Enjoy a display of treasured objects from selected Asian Art in London Participants, complemented by an evening talk exploring cultures of collecting, collections and collectors in the world of Japanese art and design.
Monday – Saturday: 10:00-20:00 | Sundays: 12:00-18:00
Ground Floor, Japan House London
Drop-in | Admission Free
Exhibitors: Kamal Bakhshi Modern Asian Art; Rosemary Bandini Ltd; Joost van den Bergh; Hanga Ten; JAN Fine Art; Simon Pilling; Anastasia von Seibold Japanese Art; David Thatcher Samurai Art; Tsukimi Gallery
Collecting, Collections and Collectors
Wednesday 2 November 18:30-19:30
The Hall, Japan House London
Booking Essential | Admission Free
For more information and to book for the talk please visit japanhouselondon.uk
101-111 Kensington High Street, W8 5SA / +44 20 3972 7100
FLORA VESTERBERG VIDEO SERIES
As Asian Art in London celebrates its milestone 25th anniversary edition, we have commissioned art historian and broadcaster Flora Vesterberg to explore the Asian art being exhibited in London during our anniversary year, in a series of videos. Watch in the link below, or subscribe to our Youtube channel for new episodes.
This first episode focuses on Japan: Courts and Culture at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace and includes objects that her thrice great grandmother HM Queen Victoria was given and collected.
Our 25th anniversary silver theme is a detail of the following artwork:
Moonstruck by ANDO Saeko (b.1968)
Coloured lacquers, eggshell and metal foil inlays
60 x 60 x 3.8 cm
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Asian Art in London typically organises group tours of up to 15 people during our Autumn event. The tours are focused on our three key locations: Kensington, Mayfair & St. James’s. We look forward to resuming these post-Covid.
Asian Art in London is delighted to work with a variety of the world’s leading publications, both print and digital.