hong kong: art basel

© edouard malingue gallery / laurent grasso - visibility is a trap [2012] - neon, transformer, dimmer - 15000 x 2000 x 20 mm

in a strategic move the mother company of art basel - the planet's leading contemporary art fair - snapped up its asian equivalent art hong kong in 2011. now rebranded art basel hong kong, the event makes its eagerly anticipated debut - or should we say return? - at the hkcec on may 23-26. the massive showcase features four exhibition sectors which are designed to present an exceptional selection of works from over 170 leading international art galleries, including museum-quality pieces by proven masters and new artworks by emerging artists. participating galleries include leo castelli gallery [new york], take ninagawa [tokyo], peres projects [berlin], gagosian [new york] and white cube [london]. a number of additional exhibitions and events, timed to coincide with art basel hong kong launch, taking place across hong kong’s thriving gallery scene and in its growing array of cultural institutions. even if your budget doesn't allow any purchase, the quality here is as such that it's very worthwhile to drop by for a peek. click [here] to purchase your ticket. location: hkcec, 1 expo drive [wanchai].

© 2p / tang kwok hin - tribute to thomas struth [2010] - photograph, c-print - 74 x 58 cm