November 7, 2015 - Art Basel - Art Basel in Hong Kong
November 7, 2015

Art Basel

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Art Basel in Hong Kong
March 24–26, 2016

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
Hong Kong

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Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong returns in March for its fourth edition, with 239 premier galleries, drawn from 35 countries and territories, presenting works of the highest quality, ranging from the Modern period of the early 20th century to 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, and will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

Alongside a strong presence of returning galleries from across the globe, this year’s edition features 28 galleries that will participate in the Hong Kong show of Art Basel for the first time. Nine of these new galleries join from Asia, including Antenna Space (Shanghai), galerie nichido (Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Karuizawa, Kasama, Paris), Gallery 100 (Taipei), Ink Studio (Beijing), Lawrie Shabibi (Dubai), Longmen Art Projects (Shanghai), MEM (Tokyo), Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai) and Yeo Workshop (Singapore). The show will also see the addition of 18 leading Western galleries showing for the first time, including Cardi Gallery (Milan, London), Carlos/Ishikawa (London), David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles), Galerie 1900–2000 (Paris), Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi (Berlin), Galerie Jocelyn Wolff (Paris), Galerie Nagel Draxler (Berlin, Cologne), gb agency (Paris), Greene Naftali (New York), In Situ–fabienne leclerc (Paris), Kewenig (Berlin, Palma), Metro Pictures (New York), P.P.O.W (New York), Sabrina Amrani (Madrid), Société (Berlin), team (gallery inc.) (New York, Los Angeles), Xavier Hufkens (Brussels) and Zeno X Gallery (Antwerp). Selma Feriani Gallery (Sidi Bou Said, London) joins Art Basel as the first African gallery outside of South Africa ever to participate in an Art Basel show.

Galleries, the main sector of the show, will feature 187 modern and contemporary art galleries, presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and editioned works. Exhibitors returning after a brief hiatus include Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York) and Applicat-Prazan (Paris), while many Asian galleries have moved from other sectors of the show into Galleries: Athr (Jeddah), Blindspot Gallery (Hong Kong), Chambers Fine Art (Beijing, New York), Galerie Ora-Ora (Hong Kong), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde (Dubai, Brussels), Nanzuka (Tokyo), Nature Morte (New Delhi), Project Fulfill Art Space (Taipei), Taro Nasu (Tokyo), TKG+ (Taipei, Beijing), Yavuz Gallery (Singapore) and Yumiko Chiba Associates (Tokyo). Additional galleries include Francesca Minini (Milan) and Galeria Plan B (Cluj, Berlin).

The Insights sector, dedicated to curatorial projects by 28 galleries with spaces in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, will feature solo shows, exceptional historical material, and strong thematic group exhibitions. Insights features a particularly strong presentation of Modern-era work, with nearly half of the galleries presenting material from this period, and will provide an in-depth overview of art from across the region, with featured artists from Australia, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Japan, Mainland China, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Turkey.

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, London), Société (Berlin) and Yeo Workshop (Singapore)—while another six return after a brief hiatus: 313 Art Project (Seoul), François Ghebaly Gallery (Los Angeles), Pippy Houldsworth Gallery (London), Rokeby (London), Thomas Erben Gallery (New York) and Weingrüll (Karlsruhe).

For the full exhibitor and artist list, please visit artbasel.com.

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