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Art Basel Hong Kong

ART BASEL, Hong Kong

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2017.
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Daniel Szehin Ho

Twenty years after the handover of sovereignty from the United Kingdom to China, Hong Kong stands at a crossroads. The generation to come of age in the intervening decades has become restless, frustrated by the rejection of demands for universal suffrage (the election for the next Chief Executive takes places... continue reading
Art Basel Hong Kong

ART BASEL, Hong Kong

Outside Art Basel Hong Kong 2016.
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Aileen Burns and Johan Lundh

The maxim “less is more” hardly springs to mind when thinking about Art Basel Hong Kong. Yet Art Basel’s global director, Marc Spiegler, uttered those very words during the media reception for this year’s edition, arguing for quality over quantity and noting that all three of the franchise’s fairs in... continue reading
“Clamour Can Melt Gold”

EDOUARD MALINGUE GALLERY, Hong Kong

View of “Clamour Can Melt Gold,” Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong, 2015.
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Ming Lin

In an age of financialization, notions of value are increasingly abstracted, constructed from algorithmic equations as opposed to distinct processes or materials. As Franco “Bifo” Berardi writes succinctly of our era: “monetary value produces more monetary value without being realized through the production of goods.”(1) This observation indicates a departure... continue reading
Art Basel Hong Kong

ART BASEL, Hong Kong

Xu Longsen, Beholding the Mountain with Awe No.1, 2008-2009.
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Ming Lin

In its third iteration under Swiss direction (Art Basel purchased the Art Hong Kong fair in 2013), Art Basel Hong Kong features an abundance of works that wobble, waft, or otherwise cross the threshold between different modes of sensory perception, in attempts to break with an exhibition format and context... continue reading
Art Basel Hong Kong

ART BASEL, Hong Kong

View of Art Basel in Hong Kong 2014.
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Melanie Pocock

At an art fair like Art Basel Hong Kong—now in its second year—what it means to be “truly global” warrants some reflection. For the fair’s global director Marc Spiegler, it meant increased participation from western galleries, artists, and collectors, creating a more “global” market for Asian art and a seemingly... continue reading
Art Basel Hong Kong

ART BASEL, Hong Kong

View of Art Basel Hong Kong, 2013.
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Venus Lau

It was a debut, a big one. But the private preview opening of Art Basel Hong Kong was threatened with a black rainstorm warning, which yielded nothing other than the solid banality of Hong Kong humidity. Inside, relief: the Art Basel HK fair feels like a nineteenth-century crystal palace, spacious,... continue reading

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