Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 to showcase 242 Premiere Galleries

Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 to showcase 242 Premiere Galleries


From emerging 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 are exhibited, representing more than 3,000 artists from around the globe. Through a program of discussions and presentations, the show also offers a platform for cross-cultural exchanges among artists, gallerists, curators, collectors and visitors.

The Art Basel 2017 gallery list of its fifth edition in Hong Kong, taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from Thursday, March 23 to Saturday, March 25, 2017. The show will feature 242 premier galleries from 34 countries and territories, as well as a new curatorial sector, Kabinett. This year’s show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, features 29 new galleries and will present works of the highest quality, ranging from the early 20th century to contemporary artists. Half of the participating galleries have exhibition spaces in Asia and the Asia Pacific region, making Art Basel in Hong Kong an unparalleled showcase for art from this region.

The 2017 edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong features a prominent representation of galleries with exhibition spaces in Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, in addition to a strong number of galleries in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Participating galleries have exhibition spaces in 34 countries and territories: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mainland China, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Along with a high number of returning exhibitors, the show will feature 29 galleries that will participate for the very first time. 10 new galleries from Asia will include A+ Contemporary, Bank, C-Space, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, imura art gallery, Jhaveri Contemporary, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, Mind Set Art Center, The Third Gallery Aya and The Third Line. 10 leading European galleries will also join the show for the first time, including Alfonso Artiaco, Galerie Buchholz, Dittrich & Schlechtriem, High Art, Kadel Willborn, König Galerie, mor charpentier, Project Native Informant, Thomas Brambilla, Waddington Custot, while nine new galleries will join from the Americas, including Aicon Gallery, Bergamin & Gomide, Clearing, Athena Contemporânea, Fortes D’Aloia &
Gabriel, kurimanzutto, Luxembourg & Dayan, Sundaram Tagore Gallery and Various
Small Fires.

For the first time, Art Basel will introduce the Kabinett sector to its Hong Kong show. A highlight of Art Basel in Miami Beach, Kabinett will see galleries present a specially curated project in a separate area within their booths, ranging from one person shows, thematic group exhibitions, installations, film/video programs to collections of art historical material. Further details on the participants of Kabinett’s premiere edition in Hong Kong will be released in the coming months.

by: Rodolfo S. Canete Jr., for Techcast/Dimsum News