Art Basel in Hong Kong 2019 and list of Japanese Galleries
Art Basel, Whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place from March 29 to March 31,2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Today Art Basel announced the list of 242 leading international galleries selected for its 2019Hong Kong show. From 36 countries and territories across Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Africa, the exhibitors will present Modern and contemporary works of the highest quality by emerging and established artists.
Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018の風景
Alongside a robust roster of returning galleries, this year's show features 21 galleries participating in the Hong Kong show for the first time – among them nine galleries in the main sector that have been highly influential in defining the art scenes in Europe and the United States over the past decades including: Galerie Greta Meert from Belgium; Galerie Bärbel Grässlin and Galerie Max Hetzler from Germany; and Luhring Augustine, Matthew Marks Gallery, Paula Cooper Gallery, Regen Projects, Andrew Kreps Gallery and Richard Nagy Ltd from the United States.
Richard Nagy Ltd.，Egon Schiele, Woman Disrobing (Edith Schiele), 1917 Courtesy Richard Nagy Ltd., London
At the same time, Art Basel reinforces its ongoing commitment to showcasing exceptional art from Asia and the Asia Pacific, with over half of the participating galleries having exhibition spaces in the region. Seven galleries that previously exhibited in the Insights sector, dedicated to artists from Asia, or in the Discoveries sector, the platform for emerging artists, will be showing for the first time in the main Galleries sector, including from Asia: ROH Projects from Jakarta, Galerie du Monde from Hong Kong, Gow Langsford Gallery from Auckland, and Tang Contemporary Art with spaces in Beijing, Hong Kong and Bangkok among others.
Richard Koh Fine Art，Natee Utarit, History of the White Skeleton Monster, 2018 Courtesy of the artist and the gallery.
The main Sector of the show features 196 of the world's leading galleries presenting the highest quality of painting sculpture, drawings, installation, photography, video and digital works. This year’s Galleries sector sees several solo presentations, such as Chinese contemporary artist Liu Xiaodong at Eslite Gallery; Christopher Wool at Luhring Augustine; a new installation by Simon Starling specifically created for the show at The Modern Institute; and works by visionary abstract painter Wu Da-Yu at Lin & Lin Gallery, including oils, cartoons, ink, gouache, encaustic, pastels, watercolors, fountain pen and pencil drawings that reflect his exploration of different styles from Impressionism, Cubism and Fauvism.
Karma International，Judith Bernstein, Female, 1995 Courtesy of the artist and the gallery.
This unique sector features presentations by one or two artists with exceptional historical materials and strong thematic exhibitions by 21 galleries. Insights illustrates Asian art history by presenting works of important artists from Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. Highlights include first-time participant Empty Gallery from Hong Kong with a presentation titled ‘Tishan Hsu: 1984 - 1997’, the Asian debut of New York-based artist Tishan Hsu’s works from his most prolific period; Asia Art Center’s presentation of an imagined artist studio by Chinese born artist Cheong Soo Pieng, who later moved to Singapore and became one of the founding fathers of contemporary Singaporean art; Shanghai's Bank presenting a dialogue between Taiwanese artists Richard Lin and Michael Lin; Don Gallery, also from Shanghai, showing a solo exhibition of Beijing-based painter Li Shan, who has been exploring urban and natural landscapes in her practice for more than four decades; and New Delhi's Gallery Espace showcasing the last three decades of work by Zarina Hashmi.
Empty Gallery，Tishan Hsu, Becoming Fish, 1996 Image courtesy of the artist and Empty Gallery
Focused on solo shows by emerging artists, Discoveries this year will feature 25 galleries, such as Sabrina Amrani presenting South Korean artist Jong Oh and Indian gallery Jhaveri Contemporary showcasing new work by Lubna Chowdhary. Highlights from first-time participants include Chateau Shatto featuring Los Angeles-based artist, writer and curator Aria Dean’s new works created for the fair, and hunt kastner—first Czech exhibitor in the Hong Kong show—presenting an installation by Czech artist Anna Hulačová entitled ‘Pathetic Poetic’ that offers an insight into the artist's worldview. Other first-time participants include: Christian Andersen, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Nova Contemporary and Tabula Rasa Gallery.
Maho Kubota Gallery，Aki Inomata, Why Not Hand Over a "Shelter" to Hermit Crabs, 2014-2015 Courtesy of the artist and the gallery.
Will be consist of 12 institutional-scale installations, with eight works premiering at this year’s show in Hong Kong. Under the title 'Still We Rise', curator Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace in Sydney, brings together work by Tony Albert, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Jose Dávila, Latifa Echakhch, Elmgreen & Dragset, Gerasimos Floratos, Mit Jai Inn, Lee Bul, Pinaree Sanpitak, Chiharu Shiota, Simon Starling and Zhao Zhao. Supported by MGM Resorts Art & Culture, the works will once again be installed along the four meridians that run through the two exhibition halls of the show.
kamel mennour，Latifa Echakhch, 'All Around Fades To A Heavy Sound' Courtesy of the artist and the gallery.
It will also include the Kabinett and Film exhibition area curated by Li Zhenhua, founder and director of the Beijing Art Laboratory, as well as the Art magazine display space and Stephanie Bailey as a consultant for the Basel Art Conversations Project. Nowadays,The Art Basel in Hong Kong is no longer centered on the sale of works of art. It has long evolved into a "party" in the art circle. Especially for many international collectors, this is the focus and climax of China's art travel route in March.
＊ list of Japanese Galleries
Blum & Poe
Maho Kubota Gallery
Taka Ishii Gallery
Tomio Koyama Gallery
Kaikai Kiki Gallery
Misa Shin Gallery
Gallery Side 2
Ota Fine Arts
Y++ Wada Fine Arts
Yumiko Chiba Associates
Mizuma Art Gallery
SCAI The Bathhouse
Takuro Someya Contemporary Art
The Third Gallery Aya
Yoshiaki Inoue Gallery
*Preview (by invitation only)
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 2pm to 8pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 1pm to 5pm
Friday, March 29, 2019, 12noon to 1pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 12noon to 1pm
Thursday, March 28, 2019, 5pm to 9pm
Public Days Friday
March 29, 2019, 1pm to 8pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1pm to 8pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 11am to 6pm