March 13, 2015 - Art Basel Hong Kong - Highlights of Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015
March 13, 2015

Highlights of Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015

Cao Fei, Same Old, Brand New. Draft by artist. Courtesy Cao Fei.

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015
Public days
Sunday, March 15, 2015, 1–8pm
Monday, March 16, 2015, noon–8pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, noon–5pm

Art Basel’s Hong Kong show opens this weekend
On Sunday, the third edition of Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong opens to the public. Taking place in the HKCEC, the show presents 233 leading established and emerging galleries from across the world, with 50 percent having spaces in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. 

Further highlights include:

The Insightssector will be dedicated to curatorial projects by 34 galleries with spaces in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region and will feature solo shows, exceptional historical material, and strong thematic group exhibitions.

The Discoveries sector will present a particularly strong showcase of emerging artists from around the world with solo and two-person exhibitions presented by 20 galleries. This year, six of the 20 galleries will be new to the show. Art Basel and BMW are presenting the BMW Art Journey, enabling emerging artists to design a journey of creative discovery to a destination of their choice. The shortlist of artists from the Discoveries sector will be announced during the Hong Kong show. 

Curated for the first time by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace in Sydney, this year’s edition of Encounters will present 20 ambitious large-scale projects by artists from across Asia and beyond. 

Film Sector
Saturday, March 14–Tuesday, March 17, agnès b. CINEMA at the Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Don’t miss Art Basel’s film program which is free and open to the public and will be shown at the agnès b. CINEMA at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. As capacity is limited, tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, the full program and the list of participating galleries, please visit our website.

Conversations program: premiere artist talk
Sunday, March 15, 10–11:30am, Auditorium, Level 1, HKCEC
Inaugurating this year’s conversations series is Chinese artist Cao Fei, whose multi-media practice explores the contemporary conditions in urban China, taking form in RMB City—a city the artist developed as the avatar “China Tracy” in the online world of Second Life. Don’t miss your chance to hear her discussion with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Serpentine Gallery in London. The full conversations program is available here.

Salon program: Rebel City – Hong Kong as Site and Situation
Monday, March 16, 6–7pm
Leung Po-shan Anthony, Kurt Chan, Clara Cheung, Yuk Keong and Stephanie Sin will consider Hong Kong as a site of constant negotiation across all levels of society, from an artist community in Hong Kong operating as a limited company in order to qualify for official representation in local elections, to the building of theoretical university courses on public art. Moderated by John Batten. The full salon Program is available here.
Same Old, Brand New by Cao Fei
Friday, March 13–Tuesday, March 17
6:30pm, 7:20pm, 8:10pm, 9:00pm, 9:50pm (5 sessions every evening, 10 minutes per session)
Renowned international Chinese artist Cao Fei will present a major new work during the 2015 edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong. Each night from March 13 to 17, Same Old, Brand New will be shown across the entire façade of Hong Kong’s iconic 490-meter-high International Commerce Centre (ICC) on the Kowloon harbor front.

Celebrating local and global art scene within the cultural fabric of Hong Kong, the Chai Wan Mei Arts & Design Festival, will take place on Saturday between 11am and 9pm and Sunday between 11am and 7pm at various locations. Please visit for further information.

Art Basel in Hong Kong, whose lead partner is UBS, will be open to the public from Sunday, March 15, to Tuesday, March 17, and will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). For more information please visit our website.

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