Hong KongThe Show

March 29 – 31, 2018

Sectors

Galleries

The Galleries sector presents art from over 240 of the world's leading Modern and contemporary art galleries, displaying paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, film, video and digital artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries.


Insights

Insights presents projects by galleries based in the Asia and the Asia-Pacific region and representing artists from the region – from Turkey to New Zealand, including Asia, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Booths may include solo shows, exceptional art-historical material and thematic exhibitions.


Discoveries

Discoveries gives a powerful platform to emerging contemporary artists, showcasing work by the next generation of talent at an early stage in their career. Galleries exhibit exciting new work created specifically for the show by an artist from their gallery program.


Kabinett

Kabinett sector participants present curated exhibitions in an architecturally delineated space within their booths. The curatorial concepts for Kabinett sector diverse, including thematic group exhibitions, art-historical showcases, and solo shows for rising stars.


Encounters

Dedicated to presenting large-scale sculpture and installation works by leading artists from around the world, Encounters provides visitors with the opportunity to see works that transcend the traditional art fair stands, presented in prominent locations throughout the exhibition halls. Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor.


Film

Curated by Li Zhenhua, Director and Founder of Beijing Art Lab, the Film sector presents an exciting program of short and feature-length films by and about artists. Watch the 2017 Art Basel Film Trailer.


​Magazines

Art publications from around the world display their magazines in single-magazine stands or the collective booth. Editors and publishers often attend the show and many magazines contribute presentations to Conversations, our series of lectures and discussions by prominent members of the artworld.


Best of our 2017 show

Watch some of the most memorable moments from our 2017 show.


Conversations

Art Basel hosts a series of conversations on topics concerning the global contemporary art scene. Conversations offers a platform for dynamic dialogues between prominent members of the international artworld, each offering their unique perspective on producing, collecting, and exhibiting art. The series include artist talks, panels, and discussions with a range of speakers including artists, gallerists, curators, collectors, architects, art lawyers, critics, and many other cultural players. Conversations is programmed by Stephanie Bailey.



Special Project

Twenty-Five Minutes Older

Art Basel celebrates its fifth Hong Kong edition with a large-scale public art project by Hong Kong artist Kingsley Ng, where two of the city's iconic trams were transformed into moving camera obscuras. This project is commissioned by Art Basel and supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture. 


Curators

Li Zhenhua

Film

Since 1996, Li Zhenhua has been an active multi-media artist, curator and producer for international and Chinese contemporary culture. He is the founder and director of Beijing Art Lab, a virtual and physical platform for art, research, and exchange.

Alexie Glass-Kantor

Encounters

Alexie Glass-Kantor is the Executive Director of Artspace, Sydney, which supports the commissioning of contemporary art, publishing initiatives and research residencies for artists and curators.

Stephanie Bailey

Conversations

Stephanie Bailey is Senior Editor at Ibraaz, a contributing editor to Art Papers and LEAP, Ocula editor-at-large, and a member of the Naked Punch Editorial Committee. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Stephanie writes regularly for Artforum International, and Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art.