The fair will take place between Thursday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in Wan Chai. Of the 241 galleries who made the cut, 29 are first-time exhibitors with Art Basel, including 10 galleries from Europe, 10 galleries from Asia and 9 galleries from the Americas.
Some of the newcomers include the Imura Art Gallery from Kyoto, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery from Hong Kong, A+ Contemporary from Shanghai, Mor Charpentier from Paris, Aicon Gallery from the U.S. and Athena Contemporânea from Brazil.
Fairgoers can expect to see 189 exhibitors featured in Art Basel’s main sector, Galleries, which focuses on showcasing modern and contemporary art. A highlight of this sector in 2017 includes a cross-cultural collaboration between Shanghai gallery Antenna Space and German gallery Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler.
For the first time, Art Basel Hong Kong will offer the Kabinett sector, one of the most successful projects at Art Basel Miami Beach. The initiative gives a small number of participating galleries an opportunity to offer small curated shows within their booths, including one-man shows, installations, video projects and more.
Also on offer is the Insights sector, where 27 galleries will present curatorial projects showcasing Asian art history; the Discoveries sector, which consists of solo and two-person exhibitions; the Encounters sector, dedicated to large-scale installations and performances; and the Film sector, which will hold screenings at both the HKCEC and the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Art Basel Hong Kong also incorporates parallel programming in collaboration with local arts organizations. This year, that includes a presentation titled ‘Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture’ at M+, Hong Kong’s new museum for visual culture in the West Kowloon Cultural District.
Find the full list of exhibitors here.