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Art Basel shifts Hong Kong fair from March to May 2021

Art Basel today postponed its Hong Kong fair, which was scheduled to take place in March 2021, to May 2021 in response to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic including travel restrictions. The 2021 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from May 21 to May 23, 2021, with preview days on May 19 and May 20, 2021. This decision was taken in close consultation with gallerists, collectors, partners, and external experts, with the goal of ensuring that the fair will be attended by the largest possible number of collectors, curators, and arts professionals from Art Basel's global network, while protecting the health and safety of everyone concerned.

Adeline Ooi, Director Asia, Art Basel said: ‘We believe shifting the fair to May is the right decision given the current development of the pandemic and its impact on international travel restrictions. By taking the decision early, our aim is to support our galleries in advance planning for their 2021 programs. We very much look forward to hosting our show in May next year and to welcoming gallerists, collectors, and art lovers back to Hong Kong at that time.’

Further details on the fair as well as the names of participating galleries will be announced early next year. In the meantime, Art Basel is focusing on Hong Kong Spotlight by Art Basel, a showcase of 22 Hong Kong-based galleries, all of whom have participated in previous editions of Art Basel Hong Kong, at Fine Art Asia from November 27 to 30, 2020.

The next edition of Art Basel’s Online Viewing Rooms – ‘OVR: Miami Beach’ – will take place from December 4 to 6, with VIP preview days from December 2 to 4, featuring leading international galleries who were accepted to the 2020 edition of the Miami Beach show.

About Art Basel
Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world's premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, sited in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. Art Basel’s engagement has expanded beyond art fairs through new digital platforms such as Art Basel’s Online Viewing Rooms and new initiatives such as The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report and The BMW Art Journey. For further information, please visit artbasel.com.






  • 21.05.2021 - 23.05.2021
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    Opening Hours
    Private View (by invitation only)
    Tuesday, May 19, 2021
    Wednesday, May 20, 2021
    Vernissage
    Wednesday, May 20, 2021
    Public Days
    Thursday, May 21, 2021
    Friday, May 22, 2021
    Saturday, May 23, 2021

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



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