A Guide to the Best of Hong Kong Art Week 2018
The highly anticipated Hong Kong Art Week returns this March, from 26th March to 1st April 2018 and we ask ART REPUBLIK to share with us an overview of the week’s activities by highlighting the most notable Art Fairs, Exhibitions, Art Forums and Art Sales.
Art Basel Hong Kong
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Dr, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
(29 – 31 March)
Art Basel Hong Kong returns to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) for its sixth year. The fair welcomes 28 first-time exhibitors, notably 14 premier galleries from the Americas and Europe.
In representation of the art scene in the city, Art Basel Hong Kong will see 24 local galleries participating in the fair. Participating Hong Kong-based galleries include de Sarthe Gallery, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery and 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, among others. Singapore-based STPI — Creative Workshop and Gallery will feature the works of Dinh Q. Lê, Do Ho Suh and Suzann Victor, as well as Alfredo & Isabel Aquilizan in the Kabinett sector.
More information at artbasel.com/hong-kong.
Central Harbourfront Event Space, 9 Lung Wo Road, Central, Hong Kong
(26 March – 1 April)
Art Central, presented with lead partner United Overseas Bank (UOB), will stage its fourth edition with 103 international galleries. Recognised for presenting progressive art making that challenges conventional boundaries of contemporary art, young and dynamic artists will be showcased alongside the highest quality work by institutional and market-leading names.
Southeast Asian galleries participating in the fair include Art Cube from Manila, La Lanta Fine Art from Bangkok, Vin Gallery from Ho Chi Minh City, Richard Koh Fine Art from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, among many others.
More information at artcentralhongkong.com.
Notating Beauty That Moves
ArtisTree, Hong Kong, Quarry Bay, King’s Rd, 979 Taikoo Place, Cambridge House
(3 – 29 March)
Curated by Samson Young and Yang Yeung, ‘Notating Beauty That Moves’ is a multimedia exhibition and series of live performances which provides a bridge to understanding musicality in different forms of motion. Samson and Yang illustrate music in art, highlighting the fun, beauty and adventure that lie within musical motion, the universality of musicality, and the cultural reflections that lie within both sound and music. Accompanying the exhibition is a series of concerts featuring members of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the acclaimed Australian group, Ensemble Offspring.
The exhibits include musical scores, works-on-paper, drawings, moving images, texts, photography and paintings and works by avant-garde composers Cathy Berberian, John Cage, Mark Applebaum, Morgan O’Hara, and co-curator Samson Young.
More information at taikooplace.com/en/ArtisTree.
The Annex, 2/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road C, Central, Hong Kong
(23 March – 22 April)
Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile (CHAT), a non-profit art centre, presents a group exhibition of Iwasaki Takahiro, Jung Yeondoo and Sarah Lai in a group exhibition entitled (In)tangible Reminiscence. Curated by Takahashi Mizuki, the exhibit revisits personal and collective memories of the Hong Kong textile and garment industry. The three artists recall the obsolete process of modernisation in the industry by stimulating sensuous and emotional appreciation of textiles.
More Information at themills.com.hk/en/chat.
Second Annual Art World Forum Hong Kong
L’Hotel Island South, 55 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Hong Kong
Art World Forum returns to Hong Kong for the 2nd Annual Edition of South Island Art Day with the theme “The New Art World Dynasty” on Thursday 29 March, 10am – 2pm. Art World Forum also holds different editions in Manila, London and Singapore, building valuable networks between art professionals and business leaders globally.
The forum welcomes a selection of experienced speakers from around the world to uncover new working relationships and models which are reconstructing the cultural landscape. Key topics include a new breed of art fairs, the regional art market and market play of new business models, cryptocurrencies and millennials within an alternative age of building creative capital.
More information at artworldforum.com.
Fine Southeast Asian Arts at Bonhams
Bonhams Hong Kong, Suite 2001, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
‘Ritual+Culture’ is a pioneering cross-category sale of fine Southeast Asian arts that will be held at Bonhams Hong Kong on 29 March, jointly organised by Edward Wilkinson, Global Head of the Indian, Himalayan, and Southeast Asian Art Department at Bonhams and Wang Zineng of the art advisory Art Agenda, S.E.A.
Highlights in the sale include 3rd-century-BC Dong Son drums from Vietnam to modern works by Indonesian masters Affandi and Arie Smit. Contemporary offerings include ‘Appetite’ (2008) by Filipino artist Ronald Ventura and ‘Covering Skirt (Somphut Butbahng)’ (2009) by Cambodian artist Leang Seckon, among others. The preview will take place at Bonhams Hong Kong from 23 to 29 March.
More information at bonhams.com.