The sixth edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong closed on Saturday, March 31, 2018, with galleries' ambitious presentations rewarded with a strong collector turnout and vigorous sales across all sectors of the market.
This year, the show brought together a global mix of galleries spanning six continents, outstanding artworks by established and new artists from across the world, and a singular gathering of international collectors and institutions - many of whom were first-time visitors to the show. This exceptional setting allowed for many new discoveries, in-depth conversations between existing and new patrons, and enthusiasm about the interconnected art scenes across the world. Galleries reported strong sales at all levels of the market and throughout the duration of the fair. The show's success is a true testament to the efforts exhibitors put into their presentations and their trust in an ever-more diversifying and strengthening Asian market.
The fair, whose Lead Partner is UBS, took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), where it attracted an overall attendance of almost 80,000 visitors.
The participating gallerists had high praise for this year's show - read what they had to say here.