Leading galleries see enormous potential at the fair, and a booming economy doesn’t hurt, either.
While you’re in town for Art Basel, you’ll find plenty of art-related spots to visit, and lots of good food to try.
“I wanted to capture photos that were cinematic because I am very inspired by the cinema of Hong Kong,” said the photographer An Rong Xu, who visited Hong Kong this spring.
Make a list of which places you want to visit, venture to different neighborhoods and don’t overschedule yourself.
The government is heavily promoting the M+ museum, set to open two years behind schedule in 2019, but questions of curatorial independence remain.
Some recent works by local artists are more overtly political than others, but many suggest a sense of helplessness toward what is widely seen as Beijing’s tightening grip.
At the fifth edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, contradictions are in the foreground — as in the spectator reaction to lifelike sculptures by Shen Shaomin.
What to look for at this year’s event: new artists, galleries, films and photography.
Looking for a breather from Art Basel? Here’s where to eat, drink and explore in and around Hong Kong.