The ninth version of the Artwork Basel Hong Kong (ABHK) truthful shall be held in a hybrid format, with 104 galleries from 23 nations taking part in a mixture of bodily and digital mediums, truthful organisers mentioned on Thursday.
Set to start from Could 19 on the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), the five-day lengthy truthful was known as off final 12 months as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Whereas most galleries shall be travelling to Hong Kong for the present, over 50 galleries will take part remotely by way of satellite tv for pc cubicles that can enable every exhibitor to current their very own small, curated exhibition.
“Bringing collectively Artwork Basel’s digital and bodily platforms in a brand new scale and format, this 12 months’s present options 56 satellite tv for pc cubicles by galleries who couldn’t bodily attend and the brand new ‘Artwork Basel Stay: Hong Kong’ initiative to broadcast the present to a worldwide viewers,” a press release from ABHK mentioned.
In its upcoming present, ABHK will current a singular overview of the varied artwork scenes throughout Asia and past, specializing in each historic work from the area, and rising artists and galleries.
It’s going to characteristic a robust line-up of galleries from throughout Hong Kong and abroad, presenting a large scope of works starting from US-based Thai artist Rirkrit Tiravanija’s presentation of work impressed by Canadian American artist Philip Guston at Gladstone Gallery (New York/ Brussels), and Vietnam-born Danish artist Danh Vo introduced by Take Ninagawa gallery (Tokyo), to South Korean sculptor Lee Bul at PKM Gallery (Seoul), and historic displays that increase our data of pioneering practices like these of Spanish Filipino painter Fernando Zóbel at Mayoral gallery (Barcelona).
There’s, nonetheless, no participation from India this 12 months. Indian galleries at earlier editions of ABHK have included Chemould Prescott (Mumbai) , Experimenter (Kolkata), and Vadehra Artwork Gallery (Delhi).
With an goal to amplify the worldwide visibility of its exhibitors, the truthful this 12 months will join galleries digitally with a worldwide viewers by way of its ‘Artwork Basel Stay: Hong Kong’ initiative.
“It has been actually inspiring to witness the methods through which the artwork world has been adapting to the present circumstances. We’re deeply grateful to our taking part galleries for his or her dedication to our present right here in Hong Kong this 12 months.
“We’re delighted that we’re capable of introduce new fashions that help our galleries, from the satellite tv for pc cubicles to the growth of our digital choices as a option to amplify the worldwide attain of our galleries with ‘Artwork Basel Stay: Hong Kong’,” mentioned Adeline Ooi, Director Asia, Artwork Basel.
This version will even see pandemic-induced collaborative participation by a number of galleries which have joined forces for collective cubicles, comparable to Silverlens (Hong Kong) and Rossi & Rossi (Hong Kong/ London), Meyer Riegger (Germany) and Sies + Höke (Germany), in addition to Antenna House (China) and Balice Hertling (Paris).
A particular spotlight would be the collective sales space by eight main Italian galleries — Alfonso Artiaco, Cardi Gallery, Galleria Continua, Galleria Franco Noero, Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Mazzoleni, Massimo De Carlo and Rossi & Rossi.
The truthful will proceed until Could 23.