Although Art Basel still has its Miami Beach 2015 edition ahead (it’s in December), the world’s biggest art fair has already announced the list of exhibitors for the 2016 event in Hong Kong, taking place from March 24th through 26th. After the success of last year, Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 will come back with a total of 239 premier galleries from 35 countries and territories, for yet another showcase of impressive artworks spanning early 20th century and Modern art and the latest in Contemporary creation of today. Let us take a look at the veterans and newcomers among the exhibitors next year.
As many as 28 galleries will present their artists at Art Basel 2016 in Hong Kong for the first time, nine of which come from Asia - China, Japan, UAE, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan. Eighteen of them come from the US and Europe, including David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles, and one space from Tunisia will represent Africa. While the fair in Hong Kong features a particularly strong representation of galleries from Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Japan, there will also be spaces coming from countries like Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Indonesia, New Zealand and many more.
Like last year, the participants will be divided into sectors. Galleries, the main section, will feature 187 art spaces, including big names like David Zwirner, Dominique Levy, Gagosian, Galerie Krinzinger, Galerie Lelong, Lisson Gallery, Massimo De Carlo, Marlborough Fine Art, Pace, Galerie Perrotin, Thaddaeus Ropac and White Cube. The Insights will be dedicated to curatorial projects by 28 galleries from Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, while the Discoveries will present 24 spaces and their emerging talents.
As the world’s biggest art fair, Art Basel takes place in Hong Kong, Basel and Miami Beach, proud to be defined by its host city and region each year. Apart from a careful selection of participating galleries, artists and artworks, the event also aims to put in spotlight the latest developments in visual arts, thus offering an ever-expanding program. That being said, Art Basel 2016 in Hong Kong will bring back its Conversations section, comprising talks and panel discussions held by renowned cultural speakers from across the world, as well as the Salon series, a platform for shorter, more freestyle presentations, artist talks, lectures and book launches.
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