2013.01.15 Tue, by
News: Art Basel Hong Kong announces exhibitors

ArtBasel announced the exhibitors to its second art fair in Hong Kong, the first under the ArtBasel brand. Here are the highlights:

  • May 23-26, so just before Venice Biennale and then ArtBasel itself – May/June’s going to be very busy!
  • 245 galleries from around the world, over 50 percent of galleries coming from Asia and Asia-Pacific
  • Over 3,000 artists
  • 28 galleries with exhibition spaces in Hong Kong (well, that includes Gagosian, White Cube,…)
  • 48 galleries new galleries
  • Four, well, the PR material describes them as sectors (like Berlin pre-1989): Galleries, Insights, Discoveries and Encounters.
  • The Insights sector, sited at the heart of both floor levels (like last year, and good to see its return) will present 47 galleries from Asia and the Asia-Pacific region with curatorial projects developed specifically for the show.
  • The Discoveries sector will present solo and two-person exhibitions by emerging contemporary artists from across the world with an accompanying 25,000 USD Discoveries prize, which will be awarded to one artist in the sector.
  • The Encounters sector will “provide visitors with the opportunity to see artworks on an institutional scale” – so this is the “ArtUnlimited” section from Basel.
  • Selection Committee includes gallerists David Maupin (Lehmann Maupin, New York); Urs Meile (Beijing & Lucerne); Massimo De Carlo (Milan); Zhang Wei (Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou & Beijing).
  • The experts for the Discoveries sector are Atsuko Ninagawa, Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, and Finola Jones, mother’s tankstation, Dublin.
  • Asia Art Archive will also be staging an independent parallel program of talks, taking place onsite daily during the fair. Also collaborations with M+ an Para/site.

Image: A rhino in a China shop? – Sun Yuan & Peng Yu special project at ArtBasel Hong Kong 2012 (randian 燃点, 2012)

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