Art Basel returns to Hong Kong for its fifth edition in March of 2017 showing 20th- and 21st-century works of Modern and contemporary art. With half of its 242 exhibitors drawn from Asia and Asia-Pacific, this year’s show also presents premier galleries from the rest of the world, totaling 34 countries.
During Art Basel in Hong Kong, we showcased the works by emerging generation of artists in Discoveries. Galleries exhibited new works created specifically for the show by up to two emerging contemporary artists from their gallery program.
Special film screening
The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg (2016): The story of how a Swiss man became embroiled in the history of China after Mao’s death was part of Art Basel in Hong Kong’s Film sector. The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg, a documentary directed by Michael Schindhelm, reconstructs the adventures of entrepreneur, diplomat and art collector Uli Sigg and his three decades in the country. The film includes interviews with Cao Fei, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Rita Sigg, Lang Lang and Ai Weiwei.
In the words of curator Alexie Glass-Kantor, ‘immersion, wonder and unpredictability’ described this year’s selection of artworks in Encounters. From pictogram-painted protest banners condemning environmental destruction to the blending of scent with tapestries and chandeliers, Glass-Kantor gathered an expressive, intense body of large-scale sculptures and installation works by leading artists for visitors to explore.
Internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima presented his new large-scale installation Time Waterfall
during this year’s Art Basel in Hong Kong. The work was shown across the entire façade of the city’s iconic 490-meter-high International Commerce Centre on the Kowloon harbour-front. The installation will be on display until the end of April.
Watch the video of Time Waterfall on YouTube.
Official website: artbasel.com
23 Mar 2017 (Thu) at 1pm-8pm
24 Mar 2017 (Fri) at 1pm-9pm
25 Mar 2017 (Sat) at 11am-6pm
Event Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 – Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00pm- 6:00pm
Pricing Info: $250-$750
Place Number: +852-3575 8510
Place Name: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre HKCEC / 香港会展中心
Place Address: 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong 香港湾仔博览道一号