Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014
The second edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong, Lead Partner UBS, will take place from May 15 to 18, 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. The show will present 245 of the leading galleries from Asia, Europe, the Americas and the rest of the world and more than 3,000 artists, ranging from young emerging artists to the Modern masters from both Asia and the West. 50 percent of galleries presented at the show have exhibition spaces in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, showcasing a strong combination of high-quality works from the East and the West and underscoring Art Basel’s commitment to the region.
The main sector, Galleries, presents premier established galleries from across the world, while Insights is dedicated to presenting precise contextual and thematic presentations by artists from across the art scenes in Asia and the Asia-Pacific. The Discoveries sector provides a platform for younger galleries and Encounters shows large-scale sculptural installations by leading artists from around the world.
The show will include for the first time a Film sector, curated by Li Zhenhua, and hosted in collaboration with the Hong Kong Arts Centre. The show will be accompanied by strong public programming, including Art Basel's popular talks programs, Conversations and Salon. Additionally, collaborations with local and international partners will ensure a diverse range of arts programming, with hundreds of cultural events hosted across the city throughout the week.
UBS is Art Basel's global Lead Partner, supporting all three shows in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong. The firm has been the Lead Partner of the Basel show for the past 20 years and of Art Basel in Miami Beach since the show's inception in 2002, and for Hong Kong beginning in 2014. UBS has a rich history of supporting cultural and artistic endeavours across the world, with a focus on promotion, collection and educational activities in the world of contemporary art. The Art Basel show in Hong Kong is supported by Davidoff, Audemars Piguet and Absolut as Associate Partners. The Conversations series is supported by Absolut.
Ruinart, Freeports and Swire Properties are the show's Lounge Hosts, with BMW supporting as Official Automotive Partner, AXA ART as Official Insurance Partner, Swiss International Air Lines as the Official Carrier and Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong as Official Hotel Partner. Quintessentially Lifestyle is the Official Concierge Partner.
The Financial Times and Modern Media Group are the show's Media Partners.
For further information on Art Basel's partners, please visit artbasel.com/partners.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12 noon to 5pm (by invitation only) Vernissage
Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 5pm to 9pm Public Days
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 12 noon to 7pm.
Friday, May 16, 2014, 12 noon to 9pm.
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 12 noon to 7pm.
Sunday, May 18, 2014, 12 noon to 5pm.
Art Basel is open to the public and, as a visitor, you do not need to register beforehand. Tickets can be purchased at the show venues, or in advance through hkticketing.com, +852 31 288 288.
Vernissage Ticket: HK$850
One Day Ticket (admits two, Special offers end May 10), HK$250
One Weekday Ticket: HK$250, concessions HK$150
One Weekend Ticket: HK$300, concessions HK$180
Two Weekdays Ticket: HK$450, concessions HK$250
Two Weekend Days Ticket: HK$550, concessions HK$300
Four Days Ticket: HK$750, concessions HK$450
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.