Art Basel is coming soon in Hong Kong: any enthusiast of Art dreams of participating in the event that takes place in different areas of the world. In 2016, approximately 280 galleries and more than 4000 artists from all over the world took part.

Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel Hong Kong 2016

Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel Hong Kong 2016

Art Basel Hong Kong

Today we want to talk about Art Basel in Hong Kong as last year this special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China was the point of reference in the International art scene. Besides, if we take into account that Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world, no wonder there are many creative opportunities.

Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2016

Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2016

Both acclaimed and emerging artists have found- and still do- their spot in Art Basel in Hong Kong where the galleries focus on two artists at time, as a guarantee for quality.

This show is also an opportunity for tourists from all over the world to visit an interesting metropolis. There are many cultural and artistic events in the city so visitors can both enjoy Art Basel and a trip to this region.

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, The Treachery of the Moon, 2012 Courtesy of the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art

Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, The Treachery of the Moon, 2012
Courtesy of the artist and Tyler Rollins Fine Art

In Art Basel one can marvel at works from the 10th and 11th century ranging from photography, sculpture, paintings but also installations and videos.

Joyce Ho Courtesy of the artist and TKG+

Joyce Ho
Courtesy of the artist and TKG+

Apart from galleries, Art Basel offers the chance to go deep into relevant historical-artistic projects in the space called Insights where current themes are dealt with. Speaking of Discoveries instead, we are talking about a section dedicated to new contemporary talents.

Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2016

Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2016

In Kabinett section, there are collective projects giving interesting food for thought. If you are into sculpture and installations, don’t forget to visit Encounters, section dedicated to international artists and led by Alexie Glass- Kantor from Artspace in Sidney.

Films section is led by Li Zhenhua director and founder of Beijing Art Lab, an art oriented platform aiming at exchanging of ideas.

The show will be at the Convention and Exhibition Centre and at Arts Centre of Hong Kong. More food for thought comes from art magazines and publications from all over the world displayed at the exhibition.

All around Art Basel there are countless events encouraging to pay a visit to the Convention and Exhibition Centre also with children and youngsters- who are as always the most open-minded and intuitive-.

For further information: www.artbasel.com/hong-kong

Article by Francesca Martire

English translation by Chiara Vilmercati