The fifth edition of Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong will commence on March 21 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wan Chai.
Bringing together gallerists, artists, collectors, curators, museum directors and critics from across the globe, Art Basel HK will present a total of 242 leading galleries from Asia, the Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world.
The fair comprises a number sectors: “Galleries”, the fair’s core sector showcases 20th and 21st century works, and also includes the “Insights” sector, the latter highlighting the curatorial projects, and the “Discoveries” sector featuring solo and 2-person projects.
The “Encounters” sector is dedicated to large-scale sculptural installations and performances which punctuate the fair and is invariably a ‘feature’ of the fair, always attracting much attention and appreciation.
The “Kabinett” sector, previously only on show at Art Basel Miami Beach, will make its debut at this year’s ABHK, and features curated projects within selected gallery booths.
Complemented with a program of film, conversations and salons, (and a few parties!), Art Basel Hong Kong offers a stimulating week of all things art.
Beyond the fair, Hong Kong’s thriving arts scene is also on show throughout the week, with exhibitions, events and site-specific installations taking place across the city and beyond.
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The third edition of Art Central, taking place at the Central Harbourfront Hong Kong commences with its “First Night”on Monday 20th March 2017.
Timed to coincide with Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Central will be staged in a 10,000 sqm architect designed structure and feature approximately 100 leading international galleries, 75% of which will hail from across the Asia Pacific. The Fair will present 'Rise', a curated section of emerging galleries under six years old showcasing either single or dual artist presentations by early career artists. Art Central's dedicated moving image sector, sponsored by Mumm Champagne, Media x Mumm, will showcase experimental and narrative motion video by a series of international artists. Working in partnership with the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Art Central will also host a comprehensive programme of talks and panel discussions.
New in 2017, Art Central will include a dedicated series of performance in partnership with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney. Scheduled to take place throughout the week of the Fair the programme will feature artists from across the greater Asia region.
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