Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Art Basel Hong Kong 2014

Second edition. The fair presents 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 autors to the Modern masters. The show is accompanied by strong public programming, including hundreds of cultural events hosted across the city throughout the week.
http://www.artbasel.com/en/Hong-Kong 

ART BASEL HONG KONG 2014


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 Conven tion 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.

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, an d 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 world, each show's exhibition sectors spotlight the latest developments in the visual arts, offering visitors new ideas, new inspiration and new contacts in the art world.

For art collectors, artists, dealers, curators, critics and art lovers, Art Basel in Hong Kong promises to be a dynamic cross-cultural exchange – an immersive and intense experience that only this show and this city can offer. 

Press contact:
Dorothee Dines, Communications Manager, Art Basel & Art Basel Miami Beach Tel. +41 58 2062706, dorothee.dines@artbasel.com
Sutton PR Asia - Tamsin Selby / Erica Siu Tel. +852 2528 0792 artbasel@suttonprasia.com

Private View Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 12 noon to 5pm (by invitation only)
Vernissage: Wednesday, May 14 - 5 pm to 9 pm

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai Hong Kong, China
Opening hours:
Thursday, 15 May - noon to 7 pm
Friday, 16 May - noon to 9 pm
Saturday, 17 May - noon to 7 pm
Sunday, May 18 - noon to 5 pm
Ticket Prices:
Vernissage Ticket: HK$850
One Weekday Ticket: HK$250, concessions HK$150
One Weekend Day Ticket: HK$300, concessions HK$180
Two Weekdays Ticket: HK$450, concessions HK$250
Two Weekend Days Ticket: HK$550, concessions HK$300
Four Days Ticket: HK$750, concessions HK$450

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