The 2021 International Antiques Fair (IAF), originally slated for May, is now postponed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak, as Hong Kong found local cases of variants in the community.
The ongoing travel restrictions and social-distancing measures have posed uncertainties to the event and the organizer decided to push back this year’s fair.
This year’s IAF will be postponed (photographed: 2019 IAF)
Ronald Chak (left), Director of Hong Kong International Antiques Fair (HKIAF), made a donation to one of the charitable organizations at the 2019 IAF
In regard to the arrangement, Ronald Chak, Director of Hong Kong International Antiques Fair (HKIAF), the organizer of the fair, said in the official statement:
“International Antiques Fair (IAF) has been closely monitoring the situation of the Covid-19 virus and the resulting travel restrictions. After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the 13th edition of IAF originally scheduled in May until further notice.
We are deeply grateful for the patience and support of our exhibitors, partners and friends all over the world. We will share updates immediately when we have further details. We look forward to welcoming you all to the IAF this year.”
Soshin Kimura, Grand Tea Master of Hoshinkai, held a tea ceremony at the 2019 IAF
IAF is a highly anticipated major art event in Asia that gathers antique dealers, collectors and art enthusiasts. It welcomes more than 70 exhibitors from around the world to showcase over 10,000 pieces of collectables from various categories including porcelain, ceramics, furniture, paintings, sculptures, watches and jewelry. It offers a lineup of exciting programs including themed exhibitions, antique appraisals, lectures and guided tours.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2019, there have been a total of 155 million confirmed cases globally. With lockdowns and travel bans worldwide, a number of major art events and exhibitions are forced to be rescheduled or held online.
The Value will be keeping tabs on further updates.
IAF gathers collectors and art lovers from around the world