Taking place in the first week of every October, Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area brings together Asian art galleries, auction houses, museums, and cultural institutions, for a series of events celebrating Asian art and culture. The mission of Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area is to establish a broad platform to showcase and promote Asian art, further fostering appreciation for cultural diversity.
Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area focuses on presenting premier quality programs including exhibitions, auctions, lectures, seminars, curator and artist talks, film screenings, performances, and a featured annual symposium.
In conjunction with Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area and jointly sponsored by NanHai Art, Christie's, and The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the 2018 Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area Symposium Asian Art Now: Curating, Collecting and Writing The Contemporary will convene museum directors, curators, collectors, scholars, and art critics, distinguished in their fields, for an informative and inspirational discussion on four crucial themes of contemporary Asian art: curating, collecting, research and criticism.
Joined by galleries, auction houses, museums, and cultural institutions, Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area attracts a wide range of audience including artists, curators, scholars, collectors, dealers, auctioneers, and art enthusiasts from across the globe.
Asia Week San Francisco Bay Area accepts application for participation every year through the end of June. An Advisory Committee will then carefully review each candidate's qualification and may conduct anonymous visit. A final list of participants will be determined and announced in early August based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, artistic excellence, integrity of business practice, and cohesion of overall Asia Week programs. Both the Asia Week San Francisco Team and the Advisory Committee do not engage in any correspondence or discussions relating to these committee decisions.
Home to 7.15 million people, San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most diverse and dynamic regions in the world.