Art Basel in Hong Kong 2017
Today Art Basel announced the 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 241 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, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, 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.
Galleries, the main sector of the show, will feature 189 exhibitors specializing in Modern and contemporary art. These galleries will present the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and editioned works. Exhibitors returning after a brief hiatus include Karma International and Timothy Taylor. Many galleries who have graduated to the main Galleries sector from the Insights or Discoveries sectors will now present their overall exhibition program. These galleries include Antenna Space, Experimenter, Liang Gallery and Mujin-to Production from Asia, as well as Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler and Pi Artworks from
Europe. The Galleries sector in 2017 will see Antenna Space and Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler present a joint booth in an unprecedented collaboration for two young galleries. For the full gallery list, please visit artbasel.com/hongkong/exhibitors.