Opening in few days, the 2019 10th edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong welcomes 242 leading galleries from 35 countries and territories !
Alongside a robust roster of returning galleries, this year's show features 21 galleries participating for the first time.
With over half of the exhibitors having gallery spaces in Asia and the Asia Pacific, Art Basel’s Hong Kong show reinforces its ongoing commitment to the region.
Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: The key, says Art Basel’s Asia director Adeline Ooi, is the fact that the buying habits of collectors in China, a country that minted 44 new billionaires in 2018—in the midst of a region with many, many more—are still evolving, and Hong Kong is still building up the cultural infrastructure that could continue to enhance its art-
“Our show is so young, we’re still a baby compared to everything else that’s around in the world. The collectors are so young here and new here, there are no set rules. There is no longer a set formula or set progression of how one goes about collecting. This is the fun bit about being in Asia—the possibilities and the potential.”
In addition to showcasing exceptional art from Asia and across the globe within its Galleries, Insights, Discoveries and Encounters sectors, the show also presents carefully curated exhibitions in the Kabinett sector, an ambitious Film program, as well as the fair's renowned talks series Conversations.
Providing galleries with an opportunity to present curated exhibitions in separately delineated spaces within their booths, this year’s Kabinett sector will include 21 conceptual presentations by established and emerging artists, with a particularly strong focus on artists from Asia.
• 'The Realm of Solitude’ by Taiwanese artist Wang Pan-
• Kukje Gallery’s presentation of oil paintings made from 1964 onwards by Yoo Youngkuk, one of the founders of Korean abstraction
• An introduction of important works by Filipino artist Pacita Abad at Silverlens
• Gajah Gallery’s presentation of paintings by the late Burmese artist Bagyi Aung Soe, whose legacy challenges art history's prevailing narratives and frameworks
• New works by Korean artist Lee Bul at Lehmann Maupin
For the full gallery list and further details on the artists featured in Kabinett, please visit artbasel.com/hongkong/kabinett.
For its sixth edition, multi-
• A selection of films on accomplished Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong, including the world premiere of ‘On the other Riverbanks in Berlin’, a documentary by Yang Bo about Liu’s 2018 site-
• ‘Spring Fever’ by Lou Ye, which won the Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2009
• The Short Film Program ‘Missing Police’, comprised of three short films by Beijing-
For the full film program and screening information, please visit artbasel.com/hongkong/film.
Free to the public and programmed by writer and editor Stephanie Bailey, this year's Conversations program features 22 panels, bringing together leading artists, gallerists, collectors, art historians, curators, museum directors and critics from across the world.
• The Premiere Artist Talk featuring Ellen Pau in conversation with Isaac Leung
• Danh Vō and Doryun Chong discussing how celebrated artist Isamu Noguchi’s practice informed Vō's current exhibition at the M+ Pavilion
• A conversation between Juliana Huxtable, Sonia Khurana, Victoria Sin and Melati Suryodarmo, moderated by Wu Tsang, focusing on the practice of performance
• A collaboration with Art Asia Pacific, celebrating the art magazine's 25th anniversary with a series of daily panels that revisit and examine contemporary art in Asia in the 1990s from curatorial, institutional, technological and commercial perspectives
• Curators of recent exhibitions anchored to the geography of Asia discussing the exhibition format as a mode of map-
Preview (by invitation only)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 2pm to 8pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 1pm to 5pm
Friday, March 29, 2019, 12noon to 1pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 12noon to 1pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5pm to 9pm
Friday, March 29, 2019, 1pm to 8pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1pm to 8pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 11am to 6pm
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