Art Basel
Hong Kong

Art Basel’s youngest fair is gearing up this week in Hong Kong. While the fair doesn’t officially open until the private viewing on March 27, the line up of events throughout the week is already in motion. Find the latest news, intelligence and information here.

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Exhibitions

Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint (M+ Pavilion, West Kowloon)

M.F. Husain: Art and the Nation (Asia Society Museum)

Glow Like That (K11 Art Foundation)

For Colour Action (Asia Art Archive)

KAWS (Hong Kong Contemporary Art)

Cézanne, Morandi, and Sanyu (Gagosian)

Alex Katz (Sotheby’s S | 2)

Louis Vuitton Object Nomades (Tai Kwun)

Erwin Wurm (Lehmann Maupin)

Mary Corse and Xiao Yu (Pace Gallery)

David Altmejd (The White Cube)

Neo Rauch (David Zwirner)

Return to Nature (Lévy Gorvy)

Leonardo Drew (Pearl Lam Galleries)


Event Schedule

Below is a list of selected events. View a full list of events here.

Monday, March 25
Opening Reception: Xiao Yu, Pace Gallery, Entertainment Building, 5 - 7pm
Opening Reception and Talk, Alisan Fine Arts, 5 - 8pm
Opening and Artist Meet & Greet, HOCA Foundation, 5:30 - 9pm
Opening Reception: Heimo Zobernig, Simon Lee Gallery, Pedder Building, 6 -8pm
Opening Reception: Leonardo Drew, Pearl Lam Galleries, Pedder Building, 6 - 8pm
Opening Reception: Adel Abdessened, Tang Contemporary Art, 6 - 8pm
Opening Reception: Mary Corse, Pace Gallery, H Queen’s, 6 - 8pm
Opening Reception: Elmgreen & Dragset, Massimo de Carlo, 6 - 8pm
Opening Reception: Zhou Yangming, Pearl Lam Galleries, H Queen’s, 6 - 8pm
Opening Reception: Erwin Wurm, Lehmann Maupin, Pedder Building, 6 - 8pm
Reception: Wang Keping, 10 Chanvery Lane, 6 - 8pm
Opening Reception: David Altmejd, White Cube, 6 - 8:30pm
Art Gallery Night, Hong Kong Art Gallery Association, 6 - 8pm
Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Carsten Nicolai, Goethe-Institut Hong Kong, 7 - 8:30pm

Tuesday, March 26
Louise Bourgeois: Panel Discussion, Hauser & Wirth, 2:30 - 3:30pm
Opening Reception: Ho Tzu Nyen, Edouard Malingue Gallery, 5 - 8pm
Opening Reception: Cézanne, Morandi, and Sanyu, Gagosian, Pedder Building, 6 - 8pm
Opening Reception: Keiichi Tanaami, Nanzuka, Mee Lun House, 6 - 8pm
Opening Reception: Neo Rauch, David Zwirner, 6 - 8pm
Opening Reception: Louise Bourgeois, Hauser & Wirth, H Queen’s, 6 - 8pm
Opening Reception: group exhibition, Sprüth Magers, H Queen’s, 6 - 8pm

Wednesday, March 27
Outdoor Screening, Videotage 6 - 8pm

Thursday, March 28
Annual Artist’s Lecture: Zhang Peili, Asia Art Archive, 11am - 12:30pm

Friday, March 29
Opening Reception: Chris Huen Sin Kan, Gallery Exit, 10am
Christie’s Auction, First Open, 11am
Opening Reception: Michael Anastassiades, SHOP Taka Ishii Gallery, 6 - 8pm
Gallery and Exhibition Opening Reception: Erin O’Keefe, Matt Mignanelli, DDHK Denny Dimin Gallery, 7 - 9pm

Auction Preview Sales
Christie’s Auction Preview:
Monday, March 25 - Thursday, March 28, 10:30am - 5:30pm

Sotheby’s Auction Previews:
Thursday, March 29, 10am - 5:30pm
Friday, March 30 & Saturday March 31, 10am - 8pm

Phillips Auction Preview:
Thursday, March 26 - Saturday, April 13

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Art Basel

Art Basel | Hong Kong: March 27-31, 2019

Private View (by invitation only)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 2pm to 8pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 1pm to 5pm

Vernissage 
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5pm to 9pm

Public Days
Friday, March 29, 2019, 1pm to 8pm
(12 noon to 1pm VIP viewing only)
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1pm to 8pm
(12 noon to 1pm VIP viewing only)
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 11am to 6pm

Location
Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong, China

 

Fair Programs

All Art Basel official programs take place at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

Thursday, March 28
AsiaArtPacific at 25, Early Days: The Chinese Art Market in the 1990s Talk, 11am - 12:30pm
The Art Market Now: A Contemporary Assessment Talk, 12:30 - 2pm
21st Century Collectors: Next Generation Approaches Talk, 2 - 3:30pm
Cultural Capital: The Political Economies of Art Talk, 3:30 - 5pm
Institutional Practice is Creative Work: A Roundtable on Leadership Talk, 5 - 6:30pm

Friday, March 29
Spaces of Interaction: Developing Platforms and Making Communities Talk, 12:30 - 2pm
A Common Place?: Artists in Art Fairs Talk, 2 - 3:30pm
Body Work: Performance and Practice Talk, 3:30 - 5pm
Encounters in Encounters: Still We Rise Talk, 5 - 6:30pm
Geographies of the Imagination: Exhibition Making and Research Methods Talk, 6:30 - 8pm

Saturday, March 30
ArtAsiaPacific at 25, Micro to Macro: Curating in the 1990s Talk, 11am - 12:30pm
A Region in Plural: Curating ‘Asia’ Now Talk, 12:30 - 2pm
Ink and Paint: Uncovering Asian Modernisms Talk, 2 - 3:30pm
On Isamu Noguchi: Danh Vo and Doryun Chong in conversation, 3:30 - 5pm
Telling Stories: Narrative Forms and Strategies Talk, 5 - 6:30pm
The Art of Conversation: On Forums, Summits, and Symposia Talk, 6:30 - 8pm

Sunday, March 31
ArtAsiaPacific at 25, Video Art: A Gateway to Film and New Media Talk, 11am - 12:30pm
Digital Emotions: The Hybridisation of Art and Technology Talk, 12:30 - 2pm
Conduits, circuits, and screens: Tishan Hsu and the Institutional Body, 1:30 - 3pm
Comparative Futurisms: Afro-Asian Perspectives on the Future Talk, 3 - 4:30pm

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Artists

Who are the artists that will be showing during this week’s fair? We will bring you updates.

News

Acquavella to present $15 M. David Hockney portrait of Henry Geldzahler at Art Basel Hong Kong (Art News, March 25)

5 Chinese artists at Art Basel Hong Kong you need to know (Cultured, March 25)

KAWS célèbre: street artist's first survey—and huge inflatable—make waves in Hong Kong (The Art Newspaper, March 25)

Six exhibitions to see during Art Basel in Hong Kong (The Art Newspaper, March 25)

Inside the craze for KAWS (Artnet News, March 25)

5 rising artists from across Asia to seek out at Art Basel Hong Kong (Artnet News, March 25)

Meet the artists exhibiting at Encounters, Art Basel Hong Kong (Financial Times, March 22)

There’s a lot to see during Art Basel Hong Kong. Here’s a rundown of the highlights (Artnet News, March 22)

Visualizing global air pollution: An innovative installation in the UBS Lounge at Art Basel Hong Kong transforms big data into a striking portrait of global air pollution (UBS, March 21)

Inside the Collectors' Lounges at Art Basel Hong Kong (Hong Kong Tatler, March 21)

Denny Dimin Gallery to open Hong Kong space in time for Art Basel (ArtNews, March 21)

Gagosian adds market analysis to online viewing room for Art Basel Hong Kong, devotes virtual booth to single painting (ArtNews, March 19)

Beyond Art Basel: 9 non-profit And museum shows to see in Hong Kong (Hong Kong Tatler, March 19)

Art Basel Hong Kong's online catalog: Seven artworld heavyweights share their picks (Art Basel)