Art Basel Hong Kong 2024: What Sold And What The Dealers Had To Say

ABHK 2024

Art Basel Hong Kong 2024 has wrapped up its latest edition, leaving a trail of significant sales and a vibrant local art scene. This marks a triumphant return to full scale for the show, making it the largest edition since 2019.

The 11th iteration of Art Basel Hong Kong showcased a dazzling array of artistic talent, with 242 leading galleries from across the Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East participating. Over 75,000 visitors flocked to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from March 28 to 30, 2024, experiencing the dynamic cultural exchange fostered by the event.

Representatives from more than 100 world-class museums and foundations, alongside leading art patrons and private collectors from 72 countries, were in attendance. The show’s extensive public program, in collaboration with Hong Kong’s premier cultural institutions, further enriched visitors’ experience.

Noteworthy collaborations and initiatives included Artists’ Night at Tai Kwun, the inaugural International Cultural Summit, and the MGM Discoveries Art Prize announcement. These developments underscore Art Basel Hong Kong’s commitment to supporting emerging artists and fostering cultural exchange.

Galleries reported significant sales across various segments, affirming the robustness of the art market. From established names to emerging voices, artists from diverse backgrounds captivated audiences with their works.

What Sold Highlights:

Art Basel Hong Kong 2024 concluded with remarkable sales across various galleries, indicating a robust return to the art market’s vigour. Here’s a rundown of some of the notable transactions:

Hauser & Wirth: The gallery reported strong sales of paintings, notably Mark Bradford’s “May the Lord be the first one in the car…” and Ed Clark’s “Homage to the Sands of Springtime,” which fetches $3.5 million and $1.1 million, respectively. These were followed by sales of a $9 million Willem de Kooning painting and an $8.5 million Philip Guston piece, highlighting a significant increase compared to previous years.

Xavier Hufkens: Despite a slower start elsewhere, the gallery offered a painting by Milton Avery priced at $1.6 million, which remained unsold as of press time.

Lévy Gorvy Dayan: Founder Brett Gorvy mentioned selling five works under $500,000 each, with a large-scale red dot painting by Yayoi Kusama priced at $4.8 million, still awaiting a buyer.

Pace Gallery: The gallery reported 15 works sold, with Adam Pendleton’s “Black Dada (D)” fetching the highest price at $275,000.
David Kordansky Gallery: A total of 17 works were sold on the first day, including pieces by Joel Mesler and Shara Hughes, with prices ranging north of $100,000.

Thaddaeus Ropac: Noteworthy sales included Martha Jungwirth’s untitled painting from 2023, sold for €450,000 ($487,000), and Tony Cragg’s “Incident Solo” for €725,000 ($785,000).

Lehmann Maupin: The gallery sold several works to Asian buyers, including pieces by Kim Yun Shin and Do Ho Suh, reflecting a strong demand for Asian artists.

Victoria Miro Gallery: Sold three works by Yayoi Kusama for a total of $11 million, including her famous “Infinity Mirror Rooms.”
Linseed Gallery: A fair newcomer sold Kara Chin’s miniature depicting a post-apocalyptic cinema to a Chinese institution for $20,000.

White Cube: Notable sales included Lynne Drexler’s “Plumed Bloom” for $1.2 million and Christine Ay Tjoe’s “3->2 #05” for $750,000.

Perrotin: Sold a canvas by Mr. for $300,000, depicting a pink-haired schoolgirl surrounded by colourful decorations.
Massimo De Carlo: Reported close to half of its booth sold, with prices ranging from $20,000 to $200,000.

David Kordansky Gallery: Sold works by Shara Hughes, Joel Mesler, Hilary Pecis, and Martha Diamond, with prices ranging from $140,000 to $390,000.

The diverse range of sales across galleries underscores the continued strength and vitality of the art market, particularly in Asia.

Co-commissioned projects, such as the architectural film by Chinese artist Yang Fudong, added another layer of engagement to the event. Meanwhile, the Encounters sector showcased large-scale installations, extending the art experience beyond the show halls.

Art Basel Hong Kong’s Conversations and Film programs offered audiences thought-provoking discussions and immersive cinematic experiences, further enriching the cultural dialogue.

As the show concludes, it leaves behind a legacy of artistic vibrancy and international collaboration, cementing its status as a cornerstone event in the global art calendar.

What The Dealers Said:

‘There was incredible anticipation heading into this week and it was wonderful to see Art Basel Hong Kong back at full strength. We had a great fair with steady sales, driven by collectors from Asia, many of whom made the trip to Hong Kong. We were also encouraged by the institutional participation, with museums from across the region actively buying at the fair. The enthusiasm across the city was palpable with countless events and openings taking place over the past several days.’

Nick Simunovic, Managing Director, Asia, Gagosian (Hong Kong, Paris, Athens, Rome, Basel, Geneva, Saanen, London, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, New York)

‘The energy at Art Basel Hong Kong exceeded our expectations this year and is a reflection both of the highly engaged and sophisticated audience for art and our sustained engagement in the region. We welcomed a fantastic cross-section of collectors, curators, and museum directors, and on the first day placed works with highly respected collections across Asia. Such incredible enthusiasm at the fair and for our exhibition of Glenn Ligon’s work at our new gallery space, in my view, are positive indicators that art of the highest calibre has a truly dedicated and growing following among the collectors in the region.’

Marc Payot, President, Hauser & Wirth (Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, New York, Somerset, Zürich, Gstaad, St. Moritz, Monaco, Menorca, West Hollywood)

‘This year’s Art Basel Hong Kong was bigger and better, and felt like a return for the international and regional art community coming together again in Hong Kong. There was a vibrant atmosphere beyond the fair with art events happening all over town. The fair has always been our most successful in the region and this year was no exception.’

Wendy Xu, General Manager, Asia, White Cube (Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Paris, New York, Palm Beach)

‘We were thrilled to witness this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong in full swing, reflecting the vibrant atmosphere and scale reminiscent of pre-COVID times. It brings us great joy to see the art world bustling with energy and enthusiasm once again, as artists and collectors celebrate creativity and cultural exchange.’

Pearl Lam, Founder, Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, Shanghai)

‘We were very pleasantly surprised by the buoyant reception we received at the fair. Hong Kong came out in force along with a strong showing of collectors across the region, and we sold all three Kusamas on our booth for a total of USD 11 million within the opening moments of the fair, as well as a small sell-out solo presentation by Doron Langberg. All in all, we were very happy to be back in Hong Kong for the fair.’

Glenn Scott Wright, Director and Partner, Victoria Miro Gallery (London, Venice)

‘This year marked our debut at Art Basel Hong Kong, where we presented a solo exhibition by Ho Kong in the Insights sector. The professionalism, internationalism, and diversity exhibited at this event left a profound impression on me. Collectors from across the globe demonstrated significant interest in, and actively collected, the artist’s works. We forged numerous new friendships and hold high hopes for promoting artists in the Asian market.’
Lin Ching-Wen, founder, Chini Gallery (Taipei)

‘We were thrilled to engage with international audiences around the work of Daniel Boyd and Shireen Taweel, across our booth presentation and alongside Boyd’s Offsite Encounters installation
commissioned specifically for Art Basel Hong Kong 2024. Throughout the fair we were able to establish new and valuable relationships with collectors and industry figures, and further position Australian contemporary art within the global art market.’
Olivia Fuller, Gallery Director, Station (Melbourne, Sydney)

‘We saw steady sales and fantastic buzz at Art Basel Hong Kong, returning to full form with a great mix of collectors traveling here from all over the world. We met new clients, experienced strong interest from younger collectors in our Southeast Asian artists, and are pleased with the fruitful conversations and institutional interest locally and internationally, including from Europe and the US.’ Jasdeep Sandhu, Founder, Gajah Gallery (Singapore, Jakarta, Yogyakarta)

‘We were pleased to participate in another successful edition of Art Basel Hong Kong this year. Many clients returned to the fair from across Asia, particularly from Mainland China and Taiwan. It was especially exciting to see a diverse and international gathering of collectors, as well as many visiting museum directors and curators.’

Leo Xu, Senior Director, David Zwirner (New York, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Los Angeles)

‘This year’s fair proved that Hong Kong’s art scene continues to be resilient. The city and the fair are major cultural hubs, attracting collectors, artists, and curators from the Asian region. We
saw particular demand for works by Asian artists in our program, with strong sales made throughout the week. Outside the fair halls, M+’s dynamic program set a new standard for institutions in China, serving as a curatorial anchor for the region. After all, China continues to be the second biggest art market in the world, and this week was an indication that it’s not slowing down anytime soon!’

David Maupin, Co-founder, Lehmann Maupin (New York, Seoul, London, Palm Beach)

‘This edition of Art Basel Hong Kong was one of our most successful yet, with strong early sales that continued throughout the week. It was great to be back in Hong Kong to reconnect with our gallery friends and network. We met new collectors from the Asia region and beyond who were informed, knowledgeable, and enthused about our artists. We placed works in major private and institutional collections across Asia, the US, and the UK by established artists including George Condo, Jenny Holzer, and Hyun-Sook Song, to name a few, as well as our younger emerging artists such as Henni Alftan and Nora Turato.’

Shi-Ne Oh, Senior Director, Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, Los Angeles, New York)

‘It was another very strong year, which is evidentiary of Hong Kong continuing to be one of the most prominent and consistent international hubs of the art world. There was also a noticeable increase in engagement from museums in Asia, particularly mainland China.’
Nicholas Olney, President, Kasmin (New York)

‘It was really worth coming back to Hong Kong after a long absence. We had a great response to Shaikha Al Mazrou’s works, with most works placed with new collectors in Asia, Southeast Asia, and Europe.’
Asmaa Al-Shabibi, Co-founder and Director, Lawrie Shabibi (Dubai)

‘We saw great collectors and institutions return this year for the fair, as Art Basel Hong Kong remains an important meeting place for us to connect with people from across the region. It’s of course the level of engagement collectors had with what we brought that’s telling, and it was fantastic to have had so much interest – especially in our newly represented artists Hans Josephsohn and Joan Snyder. Collectors made very considered choices.’

Dawn Zhu, Director, Asia, Thaddaeus Ropac (London, Paris, Salzburg, Seoul)

‘At this edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, we saw a marked growth in institutional presence from museums across Asia. We regained confidence in the vitality of the scene as we met, during the very first hours of the fair, a considerable number of curators and institutional directors interested in the selection of works and artists at our booth. A number of acquisitions were confirmed, and we are keen
to strengthen these relationships throughout the season. We also made sales with new clients from China and Singapore.’
Malik Al-Mahrouky, Partner and Sales Director, kurimanzutto (Mexico City, New York)

‘Art Basel Hong Kong is one of the most important art fairs for the gallery. We brought over 50 works by about 30 artists, including Asian artists whom I discovered in recent years. I believe that Art Basel Hong Kong still holds the uncontested position in the contemporary art market in Asia.’
Almine Rech, Owner, Almine Rech (Paris, Brussels, London, New York, Shanghai)

‘I was delighted to see Art Basel Hong Kong back to its full form. Vibes on the show floor were great during the preview days. We were excited to offer our warmest welcome to so many collector friends from afar, and it was thrilling to reconnect with them this year.’
Johnson Chang Tsong-Zung, Director, Hanart TZ Gallery (Hong Kong)

‘For our debut participation at Art Basel Hong Kong, we presented new and historic works that demonstrate the global relevance and deep imaginations of our artists. Our Kabinett of paintings by Loie Hollowell and our wall of canvases by Chelsea Ryoko Wong were particular triumphs. We’re grateful for the positive response from international curators and museum leaders, as well as collectors from all over Asia.’
Jessica Silverman, Founder, Jessica Silverman (San Francisco)

‘Art Basel Hong Kong is one of the most important fairs in our program, where we connect with both clients who have always supported us and those we are meeting for the first time. We sold to two museums in Asia, and there were potential inquiries from institutes in other regions. It was a very fruitful week.’

Hiroyuki Sasaki, Director, Tokyo Gallery+BTAP (Tokyo, Beijing)

‘This year’s Art Basel Hong Kong offered a more exclusive opening, allowing for longer and more substantial conversations with collectors from around Asia and Australia. We appreciated the opportunity to spend quality time with friends old and new at the fair while also making thoughtful placements – a bit of a shift from the frenzied pace of years past.’

Ariel Pittman, Senior Director, Various Small Fires (Seoul, Dallas, Los Angeles)

‘It was great to be back at Art Basel Hong Kong for the ninth time. Our presentation was received enthusiastically, and we had the opportunity to meet new collectors from across Asia, connect with virtually every major Asian museum and institution, and deepen the relationships that we’ve built in the region over the past decade. Congratulations to the Art Basel team on a successful fair.’

Tim Taylor, Owner, Timothy Taylor (London, New York)

‘Signalling a return to its pre-pandemic scale, the fair welcomed a large number of Asian collectors, mainly from Korea, China, and Japan. Wood sculptures, paintings, and painted sculptures by Kim Yun Shin, a participant of this year’s Venice Biennale and the subject of a solo exhibition currently on view at Kukje Gallery, received an extraordinary level of interest that led straight to sales. Works by Haegue Yang and Daniel Boyd – stars of this year’s Encounters sector – also sold well throughout the fair. Overall, we believe the international scale of the fair was well-demonstrated by the sales of Korean and international artists such as Park Seo-Bo, Ha Chong-Hyun, Kibong Rhee, Koo Bohnchang, Lee Kwang-Ho, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Heejoon Lee, Julian Opie, and Jean-Michel Othoniel.’

Hyun-Sook Lee, Founder and Chairman, Kukje Gallery (Seoul, Busan)

‘In this 2024 edition, enthusiasm abounded, as we forged meaningful connections with clients and warmly embraced new opportunities with visitors.’
Jordi Mayoral, Director, Mayoral (Paris, Barcelona)

‘It was fantastic to see Art Basel Hong Kong return to its pre-pandemic size and the vibrant atmosphere certainly reflected everyone’s excitement to be at the fair. We showcased works from
20th-century Italian masters, as well as some key protagonists from the international scene and this was met with great enthusiasm, translating into impressive sales throughout the fair.’
Luigi Mazzoleni, Owner, Mazzoleni (London, Turin)

‘With most of our booth sold by the end of preview day, we saw great local energy for the fair and many collectors coming to the fair in person. We were thrilled to place work in some fantastic Asian collections, both existing clientele and some faces new to our program. We look forward to returning in the future!’

Marianne Boesky, Owner, Marianne Boesky Gallery (New York)

‘More than ever, Art Basel Hong Kong is the key event at the start of the year, providing the forecast for the Asian market and creating a global platform of opportunity in the fast-developing local scene.’ Jocelyn Wolf, Founder, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff (Paris)

‘We were so pleased with Art Basel Hong Kong after a four-year absence. We love the city and were so happy to return. Of course, we were nervous about business, but our expectations were exceeded by the warm welcome and sales across the program from the artist estates, to artists we have worked with for 25 years, to newer artists as well. It was incredible to see the continued interest, support, and enthusiasm of the collectors in the region.’

Wendy Olsoff, Co-owner, P.P.O.W (New York)

‘For this edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, the clients we were expecting were in attendance, and we were able to broaden our audience and make some interesting sales, boosted by the numerous exhibitions of the artists we presented, both European and Asian. Collectors seemed keen to explore new horizons and make long-term commitments to our artists.’

Alix Dionot-Morani, Founder, Crèvecoeur (Paris)

‘Hong Kong remains the global hotspot for art and holds a particularly important position in Asia. Despite the current challenges we are facing in the world, we were very happy to achieve great success for our artists Miriam Cahn, Caroline Bachman, and others, both in terms of sales and recognition.’

Jochen Meyer, Founder, Meyer Riegger (Berlin, Karlsruhe, Basel)

‘Our inaugural participation at Art Basel Hong Kong was both rewarding and enlightening. In addition to connecting with major institutions both locally and regionally, we also had the pleasure of meeting sophisticated collectors with whom Shiy De-Jinn’s works resonated deeply. Our presentation was also warmly received by the younger generation and institutional visitors who appreciated our curatorial interventions and made a significant number of inquiries on many of the works we presented.’

Robert Hsu, Director, PTT Space (Taipei)

‘We were very happy to be back at Art Basel Hong Kong for the fourth time, and our first since the pandemic. We enjoyed reconnecting with existing clients from the Hong Kong area, while also meeting many important collectors from the mainland.’
Pippy Houldsworth, Founder, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery (London)

‘We are very happy with the fair; it far exceeded our expectations. Not only did we sell well, but we also received a lot of attention from institutions and curators. As an Asian gallerist based in New York, it also felt very special to present works with an Asian artist at the Hong Kong show.’
Yve Yang, Owner and Director, YveYang (New York)
‘After only our second year at Art Basel Hong Kong, we were again surprised by the welcome from local collectors and the public. We saw a genuine interest in contemporary African art. Sales are up, with very promising interest from institutions and corporate collections, as well as support from new collectors, both local and international. This fair is not only an important platform for our artists, but for all galleries from Africa.’

Jean Butler, Director, Smac Art Gallery (Cape Town, Johannesburg, Stellenbosch)
‘Jam Wu, artist from Taiwan, was well received last year, returning to Art Basel Hong Kong with new works this year. The sales results and institutional interest once again went beyond our expectations.’ Shelly Wu, Director, TKG+ (Taipei)

‘We are extremely happy with the results this year, which illustrated the resilience of the market that we have been cultivating for a decade. We noticed the entry of new clients introduced by existing clients, and existing clients that only bought from auctions starting to buy from galleries.’
Alice Lung, Partner, PERROTIN (Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai, Los Angeles)

‘Given last year’s success at Art Basel Hong Kong, this year’s performance was much better than I expected. Hong Kong is back! We sold established artists in fiber arts such as Maryn Varbanov, Song Huai-Kuei, and Shi Hui, alongside works by emerging young artists such as Liang Hao, Sun Yitian, Zhang Yibei, and Wenjue. The worldwide exposure of our artists through our presentation at Art Basel Hong Kong is tremendously important.’

Mathieu Borysevicz, Founder, BANK (Shanghai)

‘We were delighted to return to Art Basel Hong Kong after a five-year absence. Attendance was high and we reconnected with numerous collectors, who were pleased to see us back, and met new clients not just from Hong Kong but across the region.’
Gemma Colgan, Associate Director, Cristea Roberts Gallery (London)

‘We’ve moved away from a speculative market with a short-term resale focus. At this 2024 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, we met private collectors, museums, and foundations who are more knowledgeable and more concerned with the quality of the works they acquire, from both local and international artists.’

Nathalie Obadia, Founder, Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris, Brussels)

‘Showing only one video work by Thao Nguyen Phan, we were amazed by the number of serious collectors and institutional curators and directors we met.’
Michael Zink, Owner, Galerie Zink (Seubersdorf in der Oberpfalz)

‘This year feels better than last year. Collectors and the market have come back strongly after Covid- 19. Sales for our gallery were very good this year and higher than expected. The quality of the fair was good, and it has gotten even better. Art Basel Hong Kong is one of the best fairs in Asia!’
Sueo Mizuma, Executive Director, Mizuma Art Gallery (Tokyo, Singapore, New York)

‘Art Basel Hong Kong was a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, especially since this is our first time back since 2019. We still feel a great connection to the city and the collectors, reflected in good sales throughout and across all the artists that we brought to the fair. It was superb to also see visitors interact with our presentation in the show’s Encounters sector.’ Ursula Sullivan, Co-founder, Sullivan+Strumpf (Melbourne, Sydney)

‘This was our return to Art Basel Hong Kong since 2019. The fair is always of a high quality, and we were able to see many of our Asian collectors again, including many curators and institutional directors.’
Anne-Claudie Coric, Executive Director, Templon (Paris, Brussels, New York)

‘Chen Ting-shih’s works received great attention from collectors and media, especially from collectors in China, Europe and Japan. Many works were acquired by new international collectors during the VIP hours, successfully introducing Chen to a larger and more targeted market. This was the first presentation of Chen’s sculptures in an international fair context, which was very exciting.’

Huang Yaji, Founder and Director of Each Modern (Taipei)

‘It was exciting to participate in Art Basel Hong Kong for the first time. The fair is a great platform to interact with international and regional institutions and curators. We are also thrilled that Tan Jing’s

Leading art patrons and private collectors from 72 countries were in attendance, in addition to representatives of more than 100 world-class museums and foundations from across the globe, including: Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong; M+, Hong Kong; Para Site, Hong Kong; Tai Kwun, Hong Kong; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou; He Art Museum, Foshan; Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai; Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA), Beijing; Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul; Museum MACAN, Jakarta; Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Musée National Picasso-Paris, Paris; Tate, London; Serpentine Galleries, London; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; New Museum, New York; Swiss Institute (SI), New York; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles; Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco; and Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver. Showcasing the cultural dynamism of its host city, Art Basel Hong Kong featured an expanded, free public program radiating across Hong Kong, realized in collaboration with the city’s world-class institutions, including M+ and Tai Kwun, as well as non-profit art spaces such as Para Site and Asia Art Archive.

On Thursday, March 28, Tai Kwun presented Artists’ Night – Hong Kong’s annual signature event dedicated to experimental artists from the region – in association with Art Basel Hong Kong for the first time. Open to local visitors and Art Basel guests, the event activated the heritage and arts compound in Hong Kong, including live musical and dance performances, unique installations, and late-night exhibition viewings in Herzog & de Meuron-designed buildings.

In anticipation of next year’s edition, Art Basel Hong Kong announced that from 2025 onwards, MGM will present a new prize for Discoveries, the show’s sector for solo presentations by emerging artists. The MGM Discoveries Art Prize supports emerging artists and fosters new talent. Further details will be announced later this year.

Helming the show for the second year, Angelle Siyang-Le, Director of Art Basel Hong Kong, said of the Renaissance edition: ‘Art Basel Hong Kong returned to its full scale and spirit this edition, with the city opening its doors to visitors from all around the world once again. I am deeply grateful to all the galleries, artists, patrons, institutional representatives, and cultural partners whose collaboration delivered a show of world-class range and quality in our home in Hong Kong. This edition reflected the city to the world: utterly alive and teeming with energy, a meeting place of tradition and the avant-garde, a port of cultures and an essential bridge in the evolving art landscape across regions. Art Basel Hong Kong remains a vital anchor in Asia’s ever-growing local art scenes and a key moment in the global art trade calendar.’

Throughout the fair, galleries reported significant sales of works by artists across all market segments, geographies, and media, including prominent artists from Asia–Pacific and diaspora, such as Christine Ay Tjoe, Daniel Boyd, Lee Bul, Hsiao Chin, Fong Chung-Ray, Zhang Enli, Yayoi Kusama, Kibong Rhee, Chen Ting-Shih, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Haegue Yang, and Anicka Yi; international blue-chip artists including George Condo, Charles Gaines, Philip Guston, Sheila Hicks, Roni Horn, Rashid Johnson, Martha Jungwirth, Alex Katz, Willem de Kooning, Alicja Kwade, Paul McCarthy, Marilyn Minter, and Cindy Sherman; and emerging voices such as Kara Chin, Michael Ho, Antonia Kuo, Nawin Nuthong, Fuyuhiko Takata, Qualeasha Wood, and Huidi Xiang. Participating exhibitors remarked on their experiences.

Co-commissioned by Art Basel and M+ and presented by UBS, Chinese artist and filmmaker Yang Fudong activated the museum’s iconic facade with a new site-specific architectural film as part of a long-term collaboration between the cultural partners. The work is on view to the public until April 9. Hong Kong’s first-ever International Cultural Summit took place on the eve of Art Basel Hong Kong in the city’s flourishing West Kowloon Cultural District, bringing together global leaders of arts and cultural institutions to foster international cultural exchange and cultivate long-term partnerships.

Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Encounters, Art Basel Hong Kong’s hallmark sector for large-scale projects, extended beyond the show halls, presenting a new installation by First Nations Australian artist Daniel Boyd at Hong Kong’s Pacific Place, supported by Swire Properties, Official Partner of Offsite Encounters, on view until April 7.

Art Basel Hong Kong’s Conversations and Film programs – curated by writer and editor Stephanie Bailey and multi-media artist and film producer Li Zhenhua, respectively – both took place at the HKCEC, offering audiences a unique opportunity to participate in thought-provoking discussions and experience vanguard artist films.

Conversations included audiences with artists Haegue Yang, Shinro Ohtake, and Takashi Murakami, among 43 practitioners and industry thought leaders, with works in Film by Qiu Jiongjiong, Anne Imhof, Kimsooja, and more. An open platform for short and experimental presentations in front of a focused audience, Exchange Circle once again collaborated with Art Basel Hong Kong’s media and cultural partners, encompassing artist talks, discussions, lectures, book presentations, signings, and workshops. The newly expanded Art Tags freely accessible public program in the HKCEC welcomed an estimated attendance of over 5,000.

We will add what the dealers had to say about the fair and other sales as soon as our team on the ground at ABHK releases this information. Please return to this page.

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