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In mid March, the contemporary art world heads to Hong Kong to experience Art Basel’s third international fair. As in Basel and Miami, Hong Kong attracts a number of satellite art fairs, and Whitewaller recommends visitors to make a trip to Art Central and Asia Contemporary Art Show in addition to the main event, Art Basel Hong Kong. Here are highlights from all three.
ART BASEL HONG KONG
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC)
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai
Friday, March 13: 6:00-9:00PM (invite only)
Saturday, March 14: 12:00-4:00PM (invite only)
Sunday, March 15: 12:00-1:00PM (invite only)
Saturday, March 14: 4:00-9:00PM
Sunday, March 15: 1-8 pm
Monday, March 16: noon-8 pm
Tuesday, March 17: noon-5 pm
+852 31 288 288 / +1 212 627 1455 / Online
Art Basel Hong Kong features 233 galleries from 37 countries and territories, and includes more than 3,000 artists from Asia and around the globe. Art Basel Hong Kong’s hotel partner is the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.
ART CENTRAL HONG KONG
Level 3, Three Pacific Place
1 Queen’s Road East, Admiralty
Friday, March 13: 10:00AM–6:00PM
Saturday, March 14: 10:00-11:00AM
Saturday, March 14–Sunday, March 15: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Monday, March 16: 11:00AM-5:00PM
+852 31 288 288 / Online
Staged in the largest commissioned, purpose-built structure to ever have been erected in Hong Kong, Art Central features over 75 international galleries featuring both emerging and more established artists. Art Central’s hotel partner is the Ovolo Hotels group.
ASIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW
40-44th Floor, Conrad Hong Kong
Pacific Place, 88 Queensway
Thursday, March 12: 3:00-9:30PM
Friday, March 13: 1:00–5:00PM
Saturday, March 14: 1:00–8:30PM
Sunday, March 15: 11:30AM-6:00PM
+852 9852 0661 / Online
This fair features over 100 exhibiting galleries from 18 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. The fair is easily accessed via the MTR station that arrives in the basement of Pacific Place, and has car parking and taxi ranks outside the hotel.