Date: June 24, 2020 03:25 – June 27, 2020 05:25
Art Beijing, which has been held during the Labor Day holiday period, connected every part of Beijing together with art and now it stands as the city carnival of Beijing. With around 120,000 person-time visits this year, Art Beijing fully demonstrated that the public has huge demands for art and it met people’s growing demands for beauty in life through professional services and diverse artworks. Therefore, Art Beijing, ever since its foundation, has always been greatly supported by Beijing Government and Beijing Bureau of Culture. Besides, multiple public forums were held to which people could attend without charge, along with invited experts of art, finance, investment and design interacting with audiences. All these activities are contributory to the socialization of art education.
It has been 13 years since the first Art Beijing was held. Regarding the current development of domestic artwork market, more diverse art contents should be utilized to enrich the cultural life of capital citizens during holidays, connecting the whole city of Beijing to art. Meanwhile, the platforms made possible by expos significantly contributed to the new upgrade of cultural consumption. The large number of transactions and visitors further indicated that the era of art consumption is coming and Beijing further cemented its status as the center of national artwork transactions. It is also apparent that Art Beijing remains to be the most competitive and influential art expo in Asia
Sales volume represents an important indicator of art expos. Actually, all exhibitors at the contemporary pavilion of Art Beijing sold their works. In terms of items on display, there were high-quality artworks suitable for collections and some other works worth a million Yuan. The average price of most items for sale and display was between 100,000 to 300,000 Yuan, some ranged from 20,000 to 50,000 Yuan. For video works and young artists’ works, the prices ranged from several thousand Yuan to 30,000 Yuan. Many new collectors were attracted to attend the expo for the high-quality and affordable works. Actually, the price ranges of expo items properly reflected the changes of purchasing power structure at the current artwork market.