New York – March 11, 2010

Remote Lands: Ultra-Luxe Access to Asia Art World Buzz

Remote Lands, the New York and Bangkok-based ultra-luxury Asia private tour operator, offers art connoisseurs unique insider experiences at the most anticipated art events this year in Asia. Through its extraordinary network of contacts, Remote Lands will take aficionados behind the scenes of the hottest international art festivals to meet curators, gallerists and artists themselves, for an exclusive pulse-taking of Asia’s diverse art scenes.

“Whether the scene is already booming or just burgeoning, Remote Lands can help art lovers and collectors meet the driving forces behind it,” said Catherine Heald, Co-Founder and CEO of Remote Lands. “A bespoke trip framed around these events is a wonderful way for high-end travelers to combine an ultra-luxury holiday with their passion for modern and contemporary art.”

Hong Kong, one of Asia’s most rapidly emerging contemporary art destinations, will host its third annual international art fair, ART HK 10, from May 27-30. The exhibitor lineup, a who’s-who of more than 140 international galleries, includes such leading names as Gagosian, White Cube, and the city’s own renowned Hanartz TZ. Remote Lands can secure your pass to the invitation-only Collectors’ Preview and Vernissage on May 26, and introduce you to some of Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art celebrities.

From July 19 through October 31, Japan presents the inaugural Setouchi International Art Festival 2010, held among the breathtaking seven islands of the Seto Inland Sea, including Naoshima and its renowned Tadao Ando-designed Benesse House Museum. In addition to Ando, the festival’s roster includes Olafur Eliasson and dozens of prominent artists from Japan and around the world. Remote Lands can arrange curator-led personal tours of Festival exhibits and introductions to artists, as you travel among the islands on your own luxury yacht.

September brings ShContemporary, Shanghai’s annual art fair, which this year boasts more than 100 world-class galleries from the East and West. Remote Lands will escort you into the studios of some of the most critically acclaimed painters in Shanghai, and can arrange a private meeting with a curator of ShanghART gallery, the oldest and most respected contemporary art gallery in China.

Another noteworthy happening around which Remote Lands can create a bespoke itinerary is the yearlong celebration of Seoul as 2010’s World Design Capital, while the active local contemporary art scenes in Thailand, Vietnam and India are also prime for combining with an ultra-luxury holiday.

Prices for a Remote Lands luxury bespoke holiday in Asia range from $1,000 to $1,500 per person per day not including private jet or yacht.

Remote Lands, Inc. creates highly personalized, ultra-luxury bespoke holidays in Asia, optionally by private jet or yacht, for sophisticated, demanding high net worth clients. Based in New York and Bangkok, the company specializes in extraordinary experiences that are difficult to arrange and require privileged access to important people and exclusive events, drawing upon its relationships with remarkable people around Asia. Its white-glove service, creative itineraries and extreme attention to detail define and distinguish it.

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