February 1, 2017 - Art Basel - Art Basel in Hong Kong
February 1, 2017

Art Basel

Keiichi Tanaami, Crayon Angel, 1975. © Keiichi Tanaami. Courtesy of the artist and NANZUKA.

Art Basel in Hong Kong
March 23–25, 2017

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
Hong Kong

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Art Basel in Hong Kong
March 23–25, 2017

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
Hong Kong

www.artbasel.com
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Art Basel's first Kabinett sector in Hong Kong to present 19 precisely curated exhibitions

Kabinett, a highly-praised sector of Art Basel’s Miami Beach show, will make its Hong Kong debut in March 2017. The first edition in Hong Kong will include 19 carefully curated projects, presented in separately delineated spaces within the gallery booth, by Etel Adnan, Cao Yu, Christo, Piero Dorazio, Candida Höfer, Abbas Kiarostami, Kwon Young-Woo, Lee Kit, Yuko Mohri, OSGEMEOS, Bettina Pousttchi, Qiu Xiaofei, Sanyu, SHIMURAbros, Song Ta, Keiichi Tanaami, Wang Qingsong, Ming Wong and Heimo Zobernig.

Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery will present Dansaekhwa artist Kwon Young-Woo, who pioneered the avant-garde movement in Korea. The exhibition will showcase a collection of paintings, historical photographs, original letters, leaflets, interviews and catalogues. Nanzuka's Kabinett will feature Keiichi Tanaami’s early animations from the 1970s, consisting of collages, drawings and illustrations on a screen projector. A solo exhibition of one of Italy’s leading abstract painters, Piero Dorazio, focused on his artistic output from the 1960s to the 1970s, and illustrating his shift from weave-like monochromes to a more geometric and rigid approach, will be on display at Mazzoleni. Rossi & Rossi will present a solo show of photographs by Iranian artist and film director Abbas Kiarostami. Shot in Iran, the photographs from "Snow Series" (2002) consider topics that celebrate a natural environment through a minimalist aesthetic. Ben Brown Fine Arts will show a series of smaller-scale, historical analogue photographs of libraries by Candida Höfer, including a number of her most iconic photographed spaces. Galerie Gmurzynska’s presentation of Christo: The Essential Ideas will showcase three extremely rare works dating from the 1960s by the artist Christo. Tina Keng Gallery will present a selection of works on paper by Sanyu, which re-examine the historical context of art in Chinese modernism at the beginning of the 20th century.

Tokyo Gallery + BTAP’s installation will showcase three "TRACE" series works by Japanese artist duo SHIMURAbros, including an entirely new piece TRACE-ROAD – ABBEY ROAD (2016), which reproduces a fragment of Abbey Road in London, investigating image distortions and reproduction errors from Google Street View in actual size. Galerie Nagel Draxler will show a new body of paintings by Heimo Zobernig that are inspired by Piet Mondrian’s "Boogie-Woogie" series. Galerie Lelong's Kabinett presentation will focus on a selection of works on paper and new paintings by Lebanese-American artist and writer Etel Adnan. Vitamin Creative Space will dedicate their Kabinett to Singaporean artist Ming Wong. The presentation will give an overview of the artist’s long-term research on tracing the impact of early cinema on traditional Chinese opera, while Lehmann Maupin will feature new paintings by São Paulo-based multimedia artist duo OSGEMEOS.

Chinese artist Cao Yu’s work, presented by Galerie Urs Meile, will focus on the human body, exploring the social and cultural implications of identity. Pace will present the work of Qiu Xiaofei, whose paintings have a murky, dreamlike quality that explores concepts of freedom. Project Fulfill Art Space will present Urban Mining (2016) and From A (2016) by Yuko Mohri, which are two of her most important works in recent years. The artist utilizes everyday objects and materials that reveal the essence of space and time.

Massimo De Carlo will present It Was a Cinema (2016), a video installation that explores the relationship between fear and hate, by Hong Kong artist Lee Kit, as well as works on paper by the artist. Blindspot Gallery will screen Wang Qingsong’s 5-minute video work Happy Bed (2014), which was first presented at Museum Folkwang in Germany as part of CHINA 8 in 2015.

As part of Kabinett, Beijing Commune will introduce a calligraphy project by Song Ta, that includes text written with gel pen on post-it notes, fragments of paper and digital images of his writing displayed on a monitor. Two ceramic series by German artist Bettina Pousttchi will be on display at Buchmann Galerie. The work explores the field of architecture and its social implications, combining the language of European architecture with that of the Middle East.

Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will be open to the public from Thursday, March 23, to Saturday, March 25, 2017.

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