During Art Basel in Hong Kong, we showcased the works by emerging generation of artists in Discoveries. Galleries exhibited new works created specifically for the show by up to two emerging contemporary artists from their gallery program.
Special film screening
The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg (2016): The story of how a Swiss man became embroiled in the history of China after Mao's death was part of Art Basel in Hong Kong's Film sector. The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg, a documentary directed by Michael Schindhelm, reconstructs the adventures of entrepreneur, diplomat and art collector Uli Sigg and his three decades in the country. The film includes interviews with Cao Fei, Jacques Herzog, Pierre de Meuron, Rita Sigg, Lang Lang and Ai Weiwei.
In the words of curator Alexie Glass-Kantor, 'immersion, wonder and unpredictability' described this year's selection of artworks in Encounters. From pictogram-painted protest banners condemning environmental destruction to the blending of scent with tapestries and chandeliers, Glass-Kantor gathered an expressive, intense body of large-scale sculptures and installation works by leading artists for visitors to explore.
Internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima presented his new large-scale installation Time Waterfall during this year's Art Basel in Hong Kong. The work was shown across the entire façade of the city's iconic 490-meter-high International Commerce Centre on the Kowloon harbour-front. The installation will be on display until the end of April.
Watch the video of Time Waterfall on YouTube.
March 23 – 25, 2017
Art Basel stages the world's preeminent Modern and contemporary art shows, held annually in three dynamic cities: Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach. Each show is defined by its host city, teeming with parallel exhibitions and cultural events held at public museums, private collections, non-profit spaces and art galleries.