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CHINA. The first Hong Kong edition of Art Basel scheduled for 2013
19/06/2012 15:24:41

The first edition of Art Basel show in Hong Kong, lead sponsor Deutsche Bank, will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from Thursday, May 23, to Sunday, May 26, 2013.

The debut show will present more than 250 of the leading galleries from Asia, Europe, the Americas and the rest of the world, chosen by a selection committee composed of renowned international gallerists.

As in the established shows in Basel and Miami Beach, the new Hong Kong edition of Art Basel will draw more than 50 percent of participating galleries from Asia and the Asia-Pacific region – spanning from Turkey, the Middle East, and the Indian subcontinent to Australia and New Zealand. In the show's multiple sectors - Galleries, Insights, Discoveries and Encounters - the exhibition will present the highest quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, video and editioned works of the 20th and 21st centuries by more than 2,000 artists from Asia and around the globe.

At Art Basel in Hong Kong, collectors from across the world will discover the best art being produced in Asia and beyond, and enjoy the dynamic cross-cultural exchange that only this show and city can offer. The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive talks program, giving first-hand insights into the latest developments in the artworld, and a stimulating program of events showcasing Hong Kong's rich culture. Exhibitions and events timed to coincide with the show will take place across the city’s thriving gallery scene, and in its growing array of cultural institutions, including Asia Art Archive and Para/Site Art Space in Sheung Wan, the Asia Society in Central, and M+, the developing museum component of the West Kowloon Cultural District.

Exhibitor applications to Galleries, Insights and Discoveries for the first Art Basel edition in Hong Kong will open on Monday, June 11, 2012. The deadline for submission for all applications is Monday, September 10, 2012. The participating galleries will be announced in January 2013. Applications for Encounters will open early next year, exclusively to galleries who have already been selected to participate in the Hong Kong show.

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