FIRST EDITION OF ART BASEL HONG KONG LAUNCHING TONIGHT
First edition of Art Basel Hong Kong launching tonight - Art Collector
|Juan Ford, The Reorientalist, 2013. Oil on linen, 183 x 122cm. Courtesy: the artist and Dianne Tanzer Gallery + Projects, Melbourne|
|22 May 2013 | The first edition of Art Basel Hong Kong launches tonight with its vernissage celebrations at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center in Wan Chai. |
|Art Collector magazine is participating in the fair as a media partner and is also leading a group of Australian collectors at the fair.|
Australian galleries Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Neon Parc, Ryan Renshaw, Starkwhite, Sullivan + Strumpf, dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Tolarno, Utopian Slumps, Murray White Room and Jensen Gallery will all also be participating.
The art fair will consist of: The Galleries sector which will present more than 170 of the world’s leading art galleries; Insights that will showcase projects from Asia and the Asia-Pacfic region; Discoveries which is Art Basel Hong Kong’s platform for emerging contemporary artists from around the world; and Encounters, a sector of the fair designed to present large-scale sculpture and installation works from leading artists.
|There are also plenty of satellite events which art fair attendees can check out, including the site of Mobile+, Hong Kong’s future museum for visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District. Mobile+ is staging , an exhibition of six giant inflatable sculptures by artists including Paul McCarthy, Jeremy Deller and Choi Jeong Hwa.|
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