Art Basel returns to Hong Kong a bit earlier this year, from March 15 through 17 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, and various satellite venus. The show, which is an established hit in Miami Beach and, of course Basel, is hoping to increase it's presence in Asia to match.
Art Basel is presented in several sectors including Galleries, Discoveries, Insights and more. The Galleries sector presents hundreds of the world's leading Modern and contemporary art galleries – displaying paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, film, video and digital artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries from Asia and the West.
Insights features art projects that were created specially for the Hong Kong show. Exhibitors must be from the Asia-Pacific region and exclusively present works by artists of Asian origin at the fair. Solo shows, exceptional art-historical material, and thematic exhibitions of two or more artists are selected on the strength of the proposed project.
Encounters provides visitors with the opportunity to see works that transcend the traditional art fair stands by showing works in prominent locations throughout the exhibition halls. It is mainly for large-scale sculpture and installation works by leading artists from around the world.
Discoveries gives a global platform to emerging contemporary artists from all over the world and showcases work by the next generation of talent at an early stage in their career. Exhibitors present work by either one or two artists from their gallery program, preferably new and created specifically for the show.
Editors and publishers are often present at the show and many magazines contribute presentations to our Salon series, a schedule of presentations, lectures, and discussions by a range of speakers. Art publications from around the world display their magazines in single-magazine stands or the collective booth.
Art Basel's Film sector in Hong Kong will comprise a 3-day program by and about artists. The screenings will take place in the agnès b. CINEMA at the nearby Hong Kong Arts Centre. The program will be presented by Beijing- and Zurich- based curator, multi-media artist and producer Li Zhenhua.
Art Basel Hong Kong is open to the public from March 15 - 17, 2015.
(top) Mujin-to Production
courtesy of MUJIN-TO Production, Tokyo
They do not understand each other, 2014
Courtesy of ARATANIURANO
(3) Darren Knight Gallery
A Bit Average 2014
Courtesy the artist and the gallery
(4) Night Gallery
John Patrick Walsh III
Surbaban Sex, 2014
Photo: Max Schwartz
Images courtesy Art Basel.