Art Basel Hong Kong preview

On 17/02/2015 by CFCCA Administrator

The 2015 iteration of Art Basel Hong Kong (March 15th-17th) is just under four weeks away.

From emerging talents to the Modern masters of both Asia and the West, Art Basel in Hong Kong traces twelve decades of art history across its six sectors: Galleries, Insights, Discoveries, Encounters, Magazines and Film. On display will be the highest quality of paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works from the 20th and 21st centuries, by more than 3,000 artists from Asia and around the globe.

The show will also offer extensive opportunities for intellectual discovery, through discussions and presentations, creating a platform of cross-cultural exchanges for artists, gallerists, collectors, and visitors.

Exhibiting galleries include: Edouard Malingue, Vitamin Creative Space, Tang Contemporary and Long March Space. You can see a full list of exhibitors here.

2015’s invited curators are multimedia artist and curator Li Zhenhua, founder/director or Beijing Art Lab, who will curate the Film programme, and Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace, Sydney, which supports the commissioning of contemporary art, publishing initiatives, and research residencies for artists and curators; she will curate the Encounters sector.

The show’s six sectors  (Galleries // Insights // Discoveries // Encounters // Film // Magazines), will allow for the display of the myriad dimensions of contemporary art, ranging from gallery exhibitions to publication fairs.

  • The Galleries sector presents over 170 of the world’s leading Modern and contemporary art galleries – displaying paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, film, video and digital artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries
  • Insights presents projects developed specifically for the Hong Kong show. These galleries must be based in Asia or the Asia-Pacific region – from Turkey to New Zealand, including Asia, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent – and exclusively present works by artists from that region.
  • Discoveries gives a global platform to emerging contemporary artists from all over the world, showcasing work by the next generation of talent at an early stage in their career. Galleries present an exhibition of work by either one or two artists from their gallery program, preferably new and created specifically for the show.
  • Encounters is dedicated to presenting large-scale sculpture and installation works by leading artists from around the world, providing visitors with the opportunity to see works that transcend the traditional art fair stands. The sector presents these works in prominent locations throughout the exhibition halls.
  • Film presents an exciting program of films by and about artists.
  • Magazines invites art publications from around the world display their magazines in single-magazine stands or the collective booths.

Alongside the exhibition programme, a series of talks and presentations, divided into Conversations, which will provide a platform for leading artworld figures to offer their perspectives and personal experiences of producing, collecting and curating, and Salons: an open platform for short presentations, panel discussions and performances with a range of speakers. Previous editions of the talks programme are available on the Art Basel video archive here.  

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