Art Basel's fifth edition in Hong Kong will feature 242 premier galleries from 34 countries and territories, as well as a new sector, Kabinett. This year's show features 29 new galleries and half of the galleries showing overall have exhibition spaces in Asia and the Asia Pacific region. The show takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Art Basel in Hong Kong
Date: 23 – 25 March 2017
Venue: Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Private View (by invitation only)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 3pm to 8pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1pm to 5pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 5pm to 9pm
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1pm to 8pm
Friday, March 24, 2017, 1pm to 9pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11am to 6pm
Art Basel is open to the public. A limited number of tickets will be available at the show venue; however you can avoid queues, and save time by purchasing your tickets online.
*Advance tickets for Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 are sold out. Limited advance tickets for Thursday, March 23 are available at hkticketing.com or by calling +852 31 288 288
Same-day tickets for all three days will be sold at the venue on a first-come, first-served basis.
Touring the show with a knowledgeable art expert is one of the richest ways to experience Art Basel. They can introduce you to the artwork, provide context and answer your questions. Para Site, one of the most active independent art centers in Asia, offers guided tours daily during show hours in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. For details, please contact [email protected].
The Galleries sector presents art from 190 of the world's leading Modern and contemporary art galleries, displaying paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, film, video and digital artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Insights presents projects by galleries based in the Asia and the Asia-Pacific region and representing artists from the region – from Turkey to New Zealand, including Asia, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Booths may include solo shows, exceptional art-historical material and thematic exhibitions.
Discoveries gives a powerful platform to emerging contemporary artists, showcasing work by the next generation of talent at an early stage in their career. Galleries exhibit exciting new work created specifically for the show by one or two artists from their gallery program.
Kabinett sector participants present curated exhibitions in an architecturally delineated space within their booths. The curatorial concepts for Kabinett sector diverse, including thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases, and solo shows for rising stars.
Dedicated to presenting large-scale sculpture and installation works by leading artists from around the world, Encounters provides visitors with the opportunity to see works that transcend the traditional art fair stands, presented in prominent locations throughout the exhibition halls. Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor.
*Watch the Art Basel in Hong Kong film trailer on Art Basel's website.
Curated by Li Zhenhua, Director and Founder of Beijing Art Lab, the Film sector presents an exciting program of short and feature-length films by and about artists.
Screenings take place on Monday, March 20, and from Thursday, March 23 to Saturday, March 25, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Registration for special screenings opens now on a first-come, first-served basis.
Watch Art Basel Film Trailer 2017.
Art publications from around the world display their magazines in single-magazine stands, or on the collective booth. Editors and publishers often attend the show and many magazines contribute presentations to Salon, our afternoon series of lectures and discussions by prominent members of the artworld.
Conversations & Salon
Art Basel's stimulating program of Conversations and Salon talks allow audiences to deepen their knowledge of artistic practice, the international artworld, and the art market.
The daily Conversations series offers the audience access to the thinking of important artworld players –artists, curators, critics and collectors – who offer their unique perspectives on producing, collecting and exhibiting art.
Salon is an open platform for dozens of short, often informal presentations, such as artist talks, panels, lectures and performances with a range of speakers representing many different aspects of the artworld.
Conversations & Salon is programmed by Stephanie Bailey.