Highlights from the 2019 Art Basel in Hong Kong show

As the show draws to a close, take a look back at some of its most memorable moments


The 7th edition of Art Basel Hong Kong has been marked by countless highlights. They include exceptional works by artists including Sigmar PolkeYoo YoungkukAlice NeelXu BingHuang RuiNan GoldinMira SchendelAnicka YiKazuo ShiragaEgon Schiele, and Fernand Léger in the Galleries sector; exciting new voices and unsung heroes in the Discoveries and Insights sector, such as ZarinaLi ShanTishan HsuCandice LinLawrence Abu HamdanShen Xin, and Jong Oh; and an outstanding Encounters sector, featuring twelve artists, including Lee Bul, Jose Davila, Elmgreen & DragsetChiharu Shiota, and Pinaree Sanpitak. View impressions of the 2019 show below.

Works by Abdul Abdullah, on view at Yavuz.
Works by Abdul Abdullah, on view at Yavuz.
View of Zhang Yu's installation, on view at Pifo Gallery.
View of Zhang Yu's installation, on view at Pifo Gallery.
Sigmar Polke, Untitled (detail), 1984. This work by the German master was on view at Skarstedt.
Sigmar Polke, Untitled (detail), 1984. This work by the German master was on view at Skarstedt.
View of Isabella Bortolozzi's booth.
View of Isabella Bortolozzi's booth.
A visitor photographs Lu Yang's installation, which overtook the entirety of Société's booth at the show.
A visitor photographs Lu Yang's installation, which overtook the entirety of Société's booth at the show.
Chiharu Shiota, Where Are We Going?, 2017 - 2018, presented in Hong Kong's Encouters sector by Templon.
Chiharu Shiota, Where Are We Going?, 2017 - 2018, presented in Hong Kong's Encouters sector by Templon.
Imants Tillers, Amygdala Hijack, 2019, on view at Roslyn Oxley9.
Imants Tillers, Amygdala Hijack, 2019, on view at Roslyn Oxley9.
Hai-Hsin Huang, Art Basel (detail), 2019, on view at Capsule Shanghai's booth.
Hai-Hsin Huang, Art Basel (detail), 2019, on view at Capsule Shanghai's booth.
Two works by Apostolos Georgiou, on view at gb agency.
Two works by Apostolos Georgiou, on view at gb agency.
Installation view of Tang Contemporary Art's presentation.
Installation view of Tang Contemporary Art's presentation.
Lee Bul's sculpture Willing To Be Vulnerable – Metalized Balloon, floating above the show's visitors.
Lee Bul's sculpture Willing To Be Vulnerable – Metalized Balloon, floating above the show's visitors.
installation view of Star Gallery in the Insights sector, dedicated to positions from the Asia-Pacific region.
installation view of Star Gallery in the Insights sector, dedicated to positions from the Asia-Pacific region.
Two viewers in discussion in front of Florian Auer's Not Yet Titled (spatial II), 2018, on view at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler.
Two viewers in discussion in front of Florian Auer's Not Yet Titled (spatial II), 2018, on view at Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler.
Ann Agee, Hand Warmers (detail), 2018 - 2019, on view at P.P.O.W.
Ann Agee, Hand Warmers (detail), 2018 - 2019, on view at P.P.O.W.
Liu Xiaodong, Memory Tree 1 (detail), 2014, on view at Eslite Gallery.
Liu Xiaodong, Memory Tree 1 (detail), 2014, on view at Eslite Gallery.
Lubna Chowdhary's ceramic sculptures, on view at Jhaveri Contemporary.
Lubna Chowdhary's ceramic sculptures, on view at Jhaveri Contemporary.
Installation view of Max Hetzler's presentation, with works by Albert Oehlen and Rebecca Warren.
Installation view of Max Hetzler's presentation, with works by Albert Oehlen and Rebecca Warren.