Art Basel rolls into town again today and will take place over five days at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Art Basel Live will take place alongside the physical fair, an online digital initiative, including virtual tours, walkthroughs, and live streaming of events. Marc Spiegler, Global Director, Art Basel, said: ‘As we prepare to stage our first physical fair since 2019, we are excited to launch a parallel digital program that brings the excitement and vibrancy of the in-person show to audiences worldwide. Art Basel Live is an important step forward building on our Online Viewing Rooms, which we launched in early 2020, adding a rich digital layer to the physical experience of exhibiting and viewing art from across the globe. We look forward to the creative opportunities this new model will present for us and our galleries.’
This year, galleries worldwide will show painting, installation, photography, drawing, and sculpture. As expected, there will be a solid Asian flavour to the work on show with Kim Kulim, Byungso Choi and Soun Gin Kim from Arario Gallery. From Japan Yoshop Sekine, Kishio Suga and Jiro Takamatsu with Tokyo Gallery+ Beijing Tokyo Art Projects. Art Basel also presents INsights, bringing together ten galleries to showcase modern art history of Asia through curated works of influential artists from the region. These include Korean photographer Heeseung Chung, Lin Yan represented by Leo gallery and post-war Japanese artist Morita Shiryū. Nukaga Gallery will be presenting work by Saori Akutagawa and Yuki Katsura, two female artists who represent artistic representation of changes in post-war japan.
Finally, eight galleries this year will be presenting new and emerging artists from the region. Look out for Shanghai-based conceptual artist Liu Ren presented by Don Gallery.
For more information and a complete list of galleries, artists and events, please visit. Art Basel Hong Kong.