Premier Selection Of Galleries To Participate In Art Basel’s 2016 Edition In Hong Kong

Preview (by Invitation Only)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 3pm to 8pm

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 1pm to 5pm

Vernissage (by Invitation Only)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 5pm to 9pm

Public Days

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 1pm to 9pm

Friday, March 25, 2016, 1pm to 8pm

Saturday, March 26, 2016, 11am to 6pm

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 - General Impression © Art Basel Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2015

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 – General Impression © Art Basel
Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2015

Art Basel has announced the details of its fourth edition in Hong Kong, taking place for the second time in March. The Hong Kong show of Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, will feature 239 premier galleries from 35 countries and territories, presenting works of the highest quality that range from the Modern period of the early 20th century to the most contemporary artists of today. Once again, Art Basel will be a showcase for art from the region of Asia and Asia-Pacific, where half of its galleries have exhibition spaces. Art Basel Hong Kong will open to the public from Thursday, March 24 to Saturday, March 26, 2016, and will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 - General Impression © Art Basel Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2015

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 – General Impression © Art Basel
Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2015

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 - General Impression © Art Basel Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2015

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 – General Impression © Art Basel
Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2015

Art Basel stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary works, sited in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. In addition to ambitious stands featuring leading galleries from around the globe, each show’s singular exhibition sectors spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas and new inspiration.

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 - General Impression © Art Basel Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2015

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 – General Impression © Art Basel
Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2015

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 - General Impression © Art Basel Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2015

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 – General Impression © Art Basel
Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2015

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 - General Impression © Art Basel Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2015

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 – General Impression © Art Basel
Photo by Jessica Hromas/Art Basel 2015

Alongside a strong presence of returning galleries from across the globe, this year’s edition features 28 galleries that will participate in the Hong Kong show of Art Basel for the first time. Nine new galleries join from Asia including Antenna Space (Shanghai), galerie nichido (Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Karuizawa, Kasama, Paris), Gallery 100 (Taipei), Ink Studio (Beijing), Lawrie Shabibi (Dubai), Longmen Art Projects (Shanghai), MEM (Tokyo), Vanguard Gallery (Shanghai) and Yeo Workshop (Singapore). Art Basel Hong Kong will also see the addition of 18 leading Western galleries showing for the first time including Cardi Gallery (Milan, London), Carlos/Ishikawa (London), David Kordansky Gallery (Los Angeles), Galerie 1900 – 2000 (Paris), Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi (Berlin), Galerie Jocelyn Wolff (Paris), Galerie Nagel Draxler (Berlin, Cologne), gb agency (Paris), Greene Naftali (New York), In Situ – fabienne leclerc (Paris), Kewenig (Berlin, Palma), Metro Pictures (New York), P.P.O.W (New York), Sabrina Amrani (Madrid), Société (Berlin), team (gallery, inc.) (New York, Los Angeles), Xavier Hufkens (Brussels) and Zeno X Gallery (Antwerp). Selma Feriani Gallery (Sidi Bou Said, London) joins Art Basel as the first African gallery outside of South Africa to ever participate in an Art Basel show.

Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Ushio Shinohara, Samurai Sword, 1967. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Galleries 2016: Tokyo Gallery + BTAP, Ushio Shinohara, Samurai Sword, 1967. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Project Fulfill Art Space, Sung-chih Chen《Untitled-Room 1》mixed media installation, 300x300x240cm,2008 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei) Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Galleries 2016: Project Fulfill Art Space, Sung-chih Chen《Untitled-Room 1》mixed media installation, 300x300x240cm,2008 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei) Courtesy the artist and the gallery

The upcoming edition features a particularly strong representation of galleries with exhibition spaces in Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, in addition to those with spaces in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The participating galleries have exhibition spaces in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cuba, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mainland China, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

de Sarthe Gallery, Zao Wou-Ki, Untitled, 1963. Courtesy the artist and de Sarthe Gallery

Galleries 2016: de Sarthe Gallery, Zao Wou-Ki, Untitled, 1963. Courtesy the artist and de Sarthe Gallery

Gallery Exit, LUI Chun Kwong. Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

Galleries 2016: Gallery Exit, LUI Chun Kwong. Courtesy of the artist and the gallery

Galleries, the main sector of the show, will feature 187 Modern and contemporary art galleries, presenting the highest quality of painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, photography, video and editioned works. Exhibitors returning after a brief hiatus include Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York) and Applicat-Prazan (Paris), while many Asian galleries have moved from other sectors of the show into Galleries, where they will present a wider range of their gallery programs. These galleries are: Athr (Jeddah), Blindspot Gallery (Hong Kong), Chambers Fine Art (Beijing, New York), Galerie Ora-Ora (Hong Kong), Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde (Dubai, Brussels), Nanzuka (Tokyo), Nature Morte (New Delhi), Project Fulfill Art Space (Taipei), Taro Nasu (Tokyo), TKG+ (Taipei, Beijing), Yavuz Gallery (Singapore) and Yumiko Chiba Associates (Tokyo). Francesca Minini (Milan) and Galeria Plan B (Cluj, Berlin) are also showing for the first time in the Galleries sector.

Insights 2016: 1335Mabini, Kiri Dalena, Erased Slogans. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Insights 2016: 1335Mabini, Kiri Dalena, Erased Slogans. Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Lawrie Shabibi, Farhad Ahrarnia, Intuitive Notion of a Rotation, 2015. Courtesy The artist and Lawrie Shabibi

Lawrie Shabibi, Farhad Ahrarnia, Intuitive Notion of a Rotation, 2015. Courtesy The artist and Lawrie Shabibi

The Insights sector will be dedicated to curatorial projects by 28 galleries with spaces in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region and will feature solo shows, exceptional historical material, and strong thematic group exhibitions. This year’s edition features a particularly strong presentation of Modern work, with around half of the galleries presenting material from this period. This year’s Insights will provide a particularly diverse and in-depth overview of art from across the region with featured artists from Australia, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Japan, Mainland China, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Turkey. Highlights include eight large photographic works by Michael Cook (b. 1968, Australia), forming a panoramic narrative reflecting on colonial histories and drawing on the artist’s Bidjara heritage, presented by This Is No Fantasy + dianne tanzer gallery (Melbourne); Antenna Space (Shanghai) presents sculpture by artists Guan Xiao (b. 1983, Mainland China) and Yu Honglei (b. 1984, Mainland China) each responding to themes of ‘postproduction’ and ‘reproduction’; a new body of work by Stella Zhang (b. 1965, Mainland China), a continuation of her existing series ‘0-Viewpoint’ and comprising sculptural paintings and an installation, brought to Art Basel by Galerie du Monde (Hong Kong); experimental ink work by Li Huasheng (b. 1944, Mainland China), presented by Ink Studio (Beijing); ceramic sculptures by Kimiyo Mishimo (b. 1932, Japan), many of which will not have previously been seen outside of Japan, brought by MEM (Tokyo); performative video work by Tadasu Takamine (b. 1968, Japan), an artist whose work draws attention to the societal effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, presented by Arataniurano (Tokyo); and, brought by Pi Artworks (Istanbul, London), new sculptures by Tayeba Begum Lipi (b. 1969, Bangladesh) reflecting on her childhood, accompanied by video and audio work. Continue reading

Art Basel 2013: Outstanding Quality Results in Strong Sales

All Images Courtesy of Art Basel (www.artbasel.com)

Upcoming Art Basel shows:

Miami Beach, December 5 – 8, 2013

Hong Kong, May 15 – 18, 2014

Basel, June 19 – 22, 2014

‘Art Basel is undoubtedly the most eminent of all art fairs. But it still surprises – alongside its perfect mix of international participants and quality it is able to continue to improve every year, not only in terms of interest and sales but also in efficiency and attendance. 2013 was another highlight – beyond our expectation!’ – Thaddaeus Ropac, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, Salzburg

General view from art Basel 2013 held in early June. (Image courtesy of Art basel)

General outside view from Art Basel 2013 held in early June. (Image courtesy of Art Basel)

The 44th edition of Art Basel closed on Sunday, June 16, 2013, with galleries reporting exceptionally strong sales across all levels, as Basel once again became the central meeting place for the international art world. Many visitors to the show commented on the exceptional quality of the work being exhibited, which was undoubtedly reflected in the strength of the sales made by galleries across all sectors of the show throughout the week. Many exhibitors reported stronger sales on the opening preview day of the show than ever before.

Cherry and Martin, Robert Heinecken, Surrealism on TV, 1986, Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Cherry and Martin, Robert Heinecken, Surrealism on TV, 1986, Courtesy the artist and the gallery

Art Basel, whose lead partner is UBS, attracted a record of 70,000 visitors, generating an attendance of 86,000 over the six show days. Representatives and groups from over 70 museums around the world attended the show, alongside major private collectors from North and South America, Europe, and Asia. A significant number of artists attended this year’s edition, including: Kader Attia, Tom Burr, Thomas Demand, Meschac Gaba, Theaster Gates, Isa Genzken, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Noriyuki Haraguchi, Roni Horn, Christian Jankowski, Idris Khan, Jorge Macchi, Steve McQueen, Matt Mullican, Sean Scully, Jim Shaw, John Stezaker, Eduardo Terrazas, Mickalene Thomas, Tunga and Danh Vo.

Art Basel 2013 | Unlimited | David Altmejd | Hufkens, Modern Art, Rosen

Art Basel 2013 | Unlimited | David Altmejd | Hufkens, Modern Art, Rosen

Art Basel presented 304 galleries from around the world exhibiting the work of over 4,000 artists, with many choosing to present thematic and solo-artist exhibitions. Galleries from across the globe debuted at the Basel show this year, coming from Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Republic Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, USA. Continue reading