From 24 – 26 March Art Basel Hong Kong will present a diverse programme of contemporary art works, exhibitions, projects, films and discussions from across the world. For Sedition collectors visiting Hong Kong during Art Basel week, the art fair and connected exhibitions are an opportunity to see the work of a number of Sedition artists displayed in new spaces and contexts. We’ve put together a guide to help you navigate the events and exhibitions happening in Hong Kong this week.
For Art Basel, Antenna Space presents works by Guan Xiao and Yu Honglei (Booth 3D20). Sedition artist Guan has developed a distinct aesthetic which explores history and time in relation to materials, bringing together classical and digital media and techniques. As well as presenting at Art Basel, Guan has also been recently nominated alongside Han Bing for the 4th annual Art Sanya Huayu Youth Award 2015 and is currently taking part in group exhibition GLOBALE: New Sensorium at ZKM, Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, which ends on 9 April.
Yinka Shonibare MBE presents work as part of a group exhibition Structures of Recollection at Pearl Lam Galleries. The exhibition explores and experiments with approaches to materiality and memory. Structures of Recollection opens on 21 March and runs until 28 April at Pearl Lam in Soho.
Cheng Ran is exhibiting works in two locations during the Art Basel. At the fair, the artist will be represented by Galerie Urs Meile (Booth 1D25), with his film Letter 249 (2015). Cheng Ran also premieres his nine-hour epic film in Asia, In Course of the Miraculous at K11 Art Foundation from 21 March to 1 May at chi art space. The work had its world premiere at the Istanbul Biennale 2015. On 20 March, KAF will present an artist talk between Cheng Ran and artist Enoch Cheng.
Alongside Art Basel, Tracey Emin presents a major solo show of her work across two Hong Kong galleries in her first exhibition in Greater China. I Cried Because I Love You will be presented in both White Cube Hong Kong and Lehmann Maupin Gallery from 21 March – 21 May. In addition, Emin will join a panel including the Royal Academy’s Artistic Director Tim Marlow, and Hong Kong entrepreneur David Tang to discuss her work as part of the Art Basel Salon programme.
Chen Qiulin will present works including Peach Blossom #2represented by Thousand Plateaus Art Space (Booth 1C25) during Art Basel Hong Kong. Chen is also presenting a short film City Manager as part of Kaidan, a programme exploring themes of alienation and folklore on 24 March. Read an interview with Chen on her recent exhibition, One Hundred Names, which took place in Australia in 2016.
On 23 March, Fang Lu, represented by Boers-Li Gallery, presents No World, an eighteen minute film work during the Art Basel short film programme, When History Became Emotion, a screening which looks at how artistic abstraction brings together temporalities in different ways. Fang will also present, Sea of Silence as part of the Kaidan film programme alongside Tao Hui, Lu Yang and Christopher Doyle on the following day, which explores themes of perception and apparition.
Art Basel Hong Kong
Convention & Exhibition Centre
1 Harbour Road
Hong Kong, China
Pearl Lam Gallery Hong Kong Soho
Shop No. 1 G/F & 1/F, SOHO 189,
189 Queen’s Road West,
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
White Cube Hong Kong
50 Connaught Road Central
Lehmann Maupin Hong Kong
407 Pedder Building
12 Pedder Street
Central, Hong Kong
K11 Art Foundation – chi art space
8/F, New World Tower 2,
18 Queen’s Road,
Central, Hong Kong