hong kong: artmania

art hk is asia's biggest contemporary art fair, and it's bound to be a much, much bigger event in the future. the fair has recently been snapped up by mch group, the organizer of art basel, and is to be integrated into that brand. this will certainly boost its prestige, making it even more the kind of place where china's vast army of new millionaires want to splurge on trophies for their not-so-humble abodes. anyway, this year art hk is held may 26-29 and is a must-see when in town as 260 leading art galleries from across the planet will showcase their finest. additionally, this edition features two new sections: art futures, a multi-gallery display of works by emerging artists that's sponsored by retail giant lane crawford and asia one, a series of solo exhibitions by artists of asian origin that provides a current view of the contemporary asian art scene. location: hkcec, harbour road [wanchai].