Art Basel Hong Kong returns to full scale with a 2024 edition featuring 242 premier international galleries and a vibrant program both within and beyond the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
Courtesy Art Basel
For this year, galleries from 40 countries and territories across Asia, Europe, North and Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa will present artworks of the highest quality spanning all market segments, from 20th-century masters to established contemporary artists andtoday’s most exciting emerging voices.
Galleries, Art Basel Hong Kong’s main sector, will feature 200 of the world’s leading galleries presenting artworks of the highest quality from their expansive programs. Among the wide breadth of works on view, textile art and its compelling diversity will be one of the key highlights. Alison Jacques (London) will dedicate its booth to Sheila Hicks’ pioneering use of fabrics and thread, while Bank (Shanghai) will showcase the works of Maryn Varbanov, a noteworthy figure in the European fiber-arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s who spent significant time in China and greatly influenced the development of the post-economic reform Chinese avant-garde.
Digital art will also have an important presence. Highlights include a presentation by Taro Nasu (Tokyo) of works by Ryoji Ikeda, an artist renowned for his exploration of raw sound in various forms; and Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder’s (Vienna) presentation of a film conceived by the artist Miao Ying, recently shortlisted for the Sigg Prize 2023, and created using AI technologies.
Atmosphere of the Art Basel Hong Kong 2023, Courtesy Art Basel
Discoveries, dedicated to solo presentations by emerging artists, will feature 22 galleries. Several presentations will tackle the complex topics of urban development and the shifting nature of public space in the modern age.
Angelle Siyang-Le, Director, Art Basel Hong Kong, said: “Art Basel Hong Kong is excited to announce our 2024 edition, returning in full scale with a warm welcome to exhibitors from around the world, including the 68 galleries that had taken a hiatus and 25 newcomers. Our goal is to connect guests from all around the world in our home, Hong Kong, by offering possibilities of collaboration and innovation inspired by art and artists. As the key strategic cultural hub in Asia and Asia Pacific, the city plays an important role, more than ever, in bridging the evolving art landscape across regions.”
Atmosphere of the Art Basel Hong Kong 2023, Mark Bradford, A Straight Line, 2023, Courtesy Art Basel
March 28 to 30, 2024, with Preview Days on March 26 and 27
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)
(1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong Island)