Following a breakthrough 2015 edition – which placed the Hong Kong show squarely in the centre of Asia’s international art scene – the upcoming Art Basel offers a premier platform for showing works from across the globe, with more than half from Asia and Asia Pacific. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by leading and emerging artists.
From rising talents to the Modern masters of both Asia and the West, Art Basel in Hong Kong traces twelve decades of 20th and 21st century art. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works of the highest quality will be exhibited, representing more than 3,000 artists from around the globe. Through a programme of discussions and presentations, the show will also offer a platform for cross-cultural exchanges among artists, gallerists, curators, collectors and visitors.
Art Asia Pacific magazine has graciously agreed to arrange special tour(s) of the fair’s highlights for the Museum Society. They will welcome our group by giving us a quick overview of what we can expect to see before taking us on our speciality guided tour of Art Basel in Hong Kong.