March 10, 2016 - Art Basel - Art Basel in Hong Kong
March 10, 2016

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Art Basel in Hong Kong
March 24–26, 2016

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
Hong Kong

www.artbasel.com
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Art Basel in Hong Kong
March 24–26, 2016

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
Hong Kong

www.artbasel.com
Facebook / Twitter / Google+ / Instagram / YouTube / Weibo / #artbasel

Must sees during Art Basel's 2016 show in Hong Kong
Art Basel’s fourth show in Hong Kong will open in two weeks time, with 239 premier galleries, drawn from 35 countries and territories, presenting works of the highest quality, ranging from those of the modern period of the early 20th century to works by the most contemporary artists of today. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will be a showcase for art from the region of Asia and Asia-Pacific, where half of its galleries have exhibition spaces. Art Basel in Hong Kong will be open to the public from Thursday, March 24, to Saturday, March 26, 2016, with a preview and vernissage on Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday.

Discoveries sector sheds light on emerging artists
The Discoveries sector will present its strongest showcase of emerging artists yet with solo and two-person exhibitions presented by 24 galleries. For this year’s edition, five of the galleries will be completely new to the show: Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi (Berlin), Sabrina Amrani (Madrid), Selma Feriani Gallery (Sidi Bou Said), Société (Berlin) and Yeo Workshop (Singapore). Many of these works presented are newly created for the show.

Institutional scale artworks go beyond the exhibition booth
The Encounters sector will present 16 large-scale projects. Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of the contemporary art institution Artspace in Sydney, will return for this edition to curate the sector for the second time. This year’s edition will include five site-specific installations and six artworks that will be premiered at Encounters, including works by Brook Andrew, Kyungah Ham, Richard Maloy, Keiji Uematsu, Lawrence Weiner and Tintin Wulia.

Prominent talks program
The Conversations and Salon program offers a wide range of panels featuring prominent figures of the international art world, from leading artists, gallerists and collectors, to museum directors, curators and critics. Artists will include Charles Avery, Heman Chong, David Diao, Bao Dong, Tracey Emin, Aikaterini Gegisian, Waqas Khan, Bose Krishnamachari, Tiffany Chung, Tatsuo Miyajima, Oscar Murillo, Shazia Sikander, Sun Xun, Wu Tsang, Tintin Wulia, Lantian Xie, Wang Yuyang, Samson Young, Yu Honglei, Yu Youhan and Zhao Zhao. Talks from the Conversations program are free to the public.

New light installation work on the harbor front by Tatsuo Miyajima
Internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima will present a new large-scale public light installation during Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong. Each night from March 21 to 26, Time Waterfall will be shown across the entire façade of Hong Kong’s iconic 490-meter-high International Commerce Centre (ICC) on the Kowloon harbor front. Time Waterfall aims to convey the eternal luminance of human life, expressing an ethos of "living in the present." Time Waterfall is co-commissioned by Art Basel and the International Commerce Centre in Hong Kong.

Samson Young’s multi-media walk, So You Are Old by the Time You Reach the Island
Last year saw the inaugural BMW Art Journey, a collaboration between BMW and Art Basel to support emerging artists, awarded to Hong Kong-based artist Samson Young. At this year’s show, a new work by the sound artist will be presented. So You Are Old by the Time You Reach the Island will take the form of a multi-media walk that will lead participants on a journey through the streets of Admiralty and Wan Chai districts in Hong Kong.

Asia Art Archive's Open Platform
Asia Art Archive's Open Platform program offers a series of "meetings without walls" which will be hosted at AAA's discursive live events platform from March 22 to 26, 2016. Discussants at the 2016 Open Platform will include Hong Kong-born American artist Paul Chan, Singapore’s NTU Centre for Contemporary Art founding director Ute Meta Bauer, and renowned Chinese curator Hou Hanru. AAA is a Cultural Partner of Art Basel in Hong Kong for 2016.


For further information, please visit artbasel.com.

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