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Art Basel in Asia

Our breakthrough 2015 edition – which placed the Hong Kong show squarely in the center of Asia’s international art scene – offered a premier platform for showing works from across the globe. Underlining its commitment to the region, half of the participating galleries once again had exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provided an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists.

Next show in Hong Kong: March 24 – 26, 2016


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Insights

The sector, dedicated to curatorial projects by 34 galleries with spaces in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, again proved to be a highlight of the show for many visitors, featuring solo booths, exceptional historical material, and strong thematic group exhibitions.

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Same old, brand new

This new work by Chinese artist Cao Fei – created during this year's show especially for Hong Kong's iconic International Commerce Centre building – references video games, primarily from the 1980s, which have become an integral part of popular and youth culture.

Visible from numerous locations across Hong Kong, Same Old, Brand New was witnessed and enjoyed by people all over the city.

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Film

Curated by Li Zhenhua, this year’s program explored seven diverse themes with 38 works by 36 artists. Highlights included seminal works from the 1960s and 70s by Marina Abramović and Michael Craig-Martin, as well as premiere works by Chen Tianzhuo, Lu Yang and Song Kun.

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Encounters

Cities offer spaces in which to pause and reflect before returning to the dynamics of urban activity. This year's edition of Encounters created such a space within the show itself. Curated for the first time by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace in Sydney, the sector offered a completely new visitor experience by transforming the exhibition halls with 20 large-scale installations, including 10 premieres.


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