Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, image courtesy of Art Basel.
Liam GILLICK, Complete Bin Development, 2013, image courtesy of Liam Gillick and Kerlin Gallery.
Flavio Favelli, China Purple, 2010, image courtesy of Galleria S.A.L.E.S. (Roma).
With over forty years of rich history behind it, Art Basel has earned itself a highly respected name as one of the world’s most popular and anticipated annual shows for modern and contemporary art. It has long presented itself as a means for introducing awe-inspiring art to creatives and enthusiasts alike, as well as for exhibiting the works of famed and rising talents alike from hundreds of leading galleries from across the globe. Its focus on high quality art, from paintings and sculptures to installations and video works, makes Art Basel the acclaimed and unparalleled cultural event of the year.
Art Basel has been sweeping the arts world off its feet in its hometown Basel, a cultural city bordered by Switzerland, France and Germany, as well as in the United States with its annual presence in Miami Beach. It now comes to us as no surprise that, in view of the show’s tremendous success so far, Art Basel is once again expanding its reach as it is headed East to Hong Kong: a showcase of galleries of which half originate from Asia and Asia-Pacific, Art Basel’s Hong Kong show is set to be a formidable opportunity, both for artists in the region and for galleries seeking to make their mark in the Orient.
Art Basel in Hong Kong will undoubtedly have a lot to offer, and is about to rise up as an unmissable, vibrant and unique variant of the original Art Basel shows. Art Basel’s massive Hong Kong debut will exhibit a stunning variety of curated projects and works by more than 2000 artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, on display at the show’s four exhibition sectors spread out in galleries and cultural institutions across the city; it will also be the host of insightful talks and special presentations for those who will not quite have satisfied their cultural cravings. We can’t wait for the event’s opening!
Art Basel Hong Kong, from May 23th to May 26th 2013.
Discover the galleries taking part in Art Basel’s Hong Kong show here.