Visitor information

The Hong Kong show offers a dynamic cross-cultural exchange – an immersive experience that only Art Basel and this city can provide. Here you will find soon an overview of the next edition, information about the city of Hong Kong and a guide for planning your visit.

Guided tours

Touring the show with a knowledgeable art expert is one of the richest ways to experience Art Basel. They can introduce you to the artwork, provide context and answer your questions. Para Site, one of the most active independent art centers in Asia, offers guided tours daily during show hours in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. For details, please contact guidedtour@para-site.org.hk.

An independent, non-profit art organization, 1a space offers guided tours for school in English and Cantonese on Thursday and Friday. For details, please contact info@oneaspace.org.hk.

Guided tours

Bookstores

During the duration of our show, you can browse and purchase a wide selection of notable books about Modern and contemporary art from major artworld publishers. Information regarding onsite bookstores open during the duration of Art Basel will be provided here before the show.

Cafes & restaurants

Although there are many exciting restaurants in the vicinity, one need never leave Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre for a great meal. Seven restaurants are located throughout the complex, offering everything from casual cafe dining to the formal elegance of fine Chinese cuisine.
Cafes & restaurants

Rules for visitors

To ensure your safety and comfort at our Hong Kong show, please be aware of the following and prepare accordingly:

  • For safety and security reasons, all visitors and their belongings are subject to a thorough inspection before entering the show premises.
  • Any backpacks, suitcases and trolleys of any size are not allowed.
  • Bags, briefcases and similar items larger than 16" x 8" x 16" (40 x 20 x 40 cm) must be deposited at the coat check.
  • Only one bag per person is allowed.
  • Personal/- non-professional use photography is permitted, however it must be conducted without disruption to the galleries or visitors, and with the safety of the artworks in mind. Click here for information on the authorized camera dimensions.
  • Dogs and other pets are not permitted in the exhibition halls, with the exception of certified service animals for visitors with disabilities.
  • Please note that press and promotional photography and filming are taking place on the premises. Attendance at the fair implies permission for your image to be used for non-commercial purposes (including media reports).
  • Smoking is not permitted on the show premises.
  • All visitors must comply with requests and instructions from the onsite security staff.

Read the full version of our safety and security policy. 

Visitors with disabilities

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre offers a full range of amenities to assist those with disabilities. All entrances are ramped, and spacious guest lifts accommodate wheelchairs. Information counters are equipped with a Braille directory and teleloop system. There are also tactile guide paths, specially designed bathrooms, and telephone booths. The Centre's car parks reserve spaces for drivers with disabilities.

Visiting with children

Interactive educational arts programs for children. Programs encourage children to create their own masterpieces including using works from the UBS Art Collection as inspiration. 

Introducing children to Modern and contemporary art can be the beginning of a life-long adventure. Here are some tips for making the most of your children's visit to Art Basel:

  • Children under age 16 must always be accompanied by an adult.
  • Remind your children to always walk, not run.
  • Smaller children can be brought in baby strollers, which are permitted throughout the venue.
  • Remind children that security guards protect us and the art; please ask your children to respect their requests.
  • Instruct your children to never touch art as it can be damaged by the natural oils on their fingers.
  • Please enjoy food and beverages in the dining areas only.

Cultural institutions

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Hong Kong’s museums offer a diverse range of possibilities, from Modern and contemporary art to Chinese calligraphy and tea ware. Together with prominent international and local art galleries, these institutions shape the modern cultural landscape of the city.

1a Space

Asia Art Archive

Art Museum Chinese University of Hong Kong

Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Connecting Spaces

Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum

Goethe-Institut Hong Kong

Hong Kong Arts Centre

Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation

Hong Kong Museum of Art

K11 Art Foundation

Liang Yi Museum

M+

Macao Museum of Art

Oi!

Para Site

Spring Workshop

Sun Museum

Mill6 Foundation

University Museum and Art Gallery

Videotage

Where to find us & opening hours

Venue

Hong Kong 
Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong, China

Opening hours

Private View (by invitation only)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 3pm to 8pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 1pm to 5pm

Vernissage
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 5pm to 9pm

Public days
Thursday, March 23, 2017, 1pm to 8pm
Friday, March 24, 2017, 1pm to 9pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11am to 6pm

the show

About the show

View an introduction to the show and an overview of what you can expect to see at Art Basel in Hong Kong.

The show

the show

Getting here

Plan your visit to the show with helpful information about transportation and accommodations.

Travel & accommodations