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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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Rules for visitors
To make Art Basel a pleasant experience for all, we ask that our guests follow a few basic rules:
- For security reasons, all bags larger than 30 x 30 centimeters as well as any briefcases, backpacks and umbrellas must be deposited at the coat check.
- Photography is for personal use only. No flashes, extendable camera devices (ie. monopods, tripods, selfie sticks, etc.) or video recording is permitted. If taking pictures in gallery stands, the photographer requires the permission of the gallerist.
- Dogs and other pets are not permitted in the exhibition halls, with the exception of service animals for visitors with disabilities.
- Please note that press and promotional photography and filming is taking place on the premises. Your attendance serves as permission for the use of your image by the show and its constituents.
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
Offers interactive educational arts programs for children aged three years old and older, and tours for children five years old and older.
Children 3 – 5 years old* can take part in a full sensory experience across various fun zones. The 50-minute session will challenge their fine motor and expressive skills and encourage them to create their own hero through a variety of art activities based on photography and sand art.
*Children 3 – 5 years old require parental supervision
Children 5 years old and above can create and collaborate in a variety of art activities while their parents explore the Art Basel show. The 60-minute programs encourage children to create their own artwork through a variety of activities based on portraits, animation and photography.
Children 5 years old and above*
UBS Junior Art Tours will lead children aged 8 and above around key artwork and installations at Art Basel in a 50-minute tour with art tour guides.
*Children between 5-8 years old must be accompanied on the tour by a parent
All bookings can be made at the UBS Junior Art Hub on Level 1 Concourse, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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.
- To protect the art, please enjoy food and beverages only in the dining areas, especially with children.
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.