Upcoming Event – Art Basel Hong Kong
May 15-18, 2014
The newest Art Basel Show, Art Basel Hong Kong, is on target for being one of the hottest art events in the world.
About Art Basel in Hong Kong
The second edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong, Lead Partner UBS, will take place from May 15 to 18, 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. The show will present 245 of the leading galleries from Asia, Europe, the Americas and the rest of the world and more than 3,000 artists, ranging from young emerging artists to the Modern masters from both Asia and the West. 50 percent of galleries presented at the show have exhibition spaces in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, showcasing a strong combination of high-quality works from the East and
the West and underscoring Art Basel’s commitment to the region.
The main sector, Galleries, presents premier established galleries from across the world, while Insights is dedicated to presenting precise contextual and thematic presentations by artists from across the art scenes in Asia and the Asia-Pacific. The Discoveries sector provides a platform for younger galleries and Encounters shows large-scale sculptural installations by leading artists from around the
world. The show will include for the first time a Film sector, curated by Li Zhenhua, and hosted in collaboration with the Hong Kong Arts Centre.The show will be accompanied by strong public programming, including Art Basel’s popular talks programs, Conversations and Salon.
Additionally, collaborations with local and international partners will ensure a diverse range of arts programming, with hundreds of cultural events hosted across the city throughout the week like the Pearl Lam Galleries Exhibition at the Pedder Building space, curated by Paul Moorhouse of London’s National Portrait Gallery, which will feature lacquer sculptural abstract paintings by Chinese artist Su Xioabai.