ART BASEL Hong Kong.

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HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER (HKCEC), HONG KONG

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.

Known as the gateway between the East and West, Hong Kong ranks among the world’s most dynamic international capitals. A 21st century metropolis, it is a port city with a vast skyline rising above its bustling Victoria Harbour. In addition to the many museums, concert halls, and performance spaces, a vibrant melting pot of cultures makes Hong Kong a place of endless exploration.

Galleries
The Galleries sector presents over 179 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. Galleries applying for this sector must be at least three years old, and are selected on the basis of their overall program.

Insights
Insights presents projects developed specifically for the Hong Kong show. These galleries must be based in Asia or the Asia-Pacific region – from Turkey to New Zealand, including Asia, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent – and exclusively present works by artists from that region. Solo shows, exceptional art-historical material, and thematic exhibitions of two or more artists are selected on the strength of the proposed project.

Discoveries
Discoveries gives a global platform to emerging contemporary artists from all over the world, showcasing work by the next generation of talent at an early stage in their career. Galleries present an exhibition of work by either one or two artists from their gallery program, preferably new and created specifically for the show.

Encounters
curated by: Alexie Glass-Kantor Encounters is curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace, Sydney, the preeminent Australian institution which supports the commissioning of contemporary art, publishing initiatives, and residencies. Since 1999 she has been active as a curator working across independent spaces, collecting institutions, biennials and festivals.

Film
Curated by Li Zhenhua, director and founder of Beijing Art Lab, the Film sector presents an exciting program of films by and about artists. Screenings take place in the agnès b. cinema at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

Private View
Friday, March 13, 2015, 6pm to 9pm (by invitation only)
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 12 noon to 4pm (by invitation only)
Sunday, March 15, 2015, 12 noon to 1pm (by invitation only)

Vernissage
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 4pm to 9pm

Public Days
Sunday, March 15, 2015, 1pm to 8pm
Monday, March 16, 2015, 12 noon to 8pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 12 noon to 5pm

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