29 - 31/03/2019
The Art of Serious Business
Art Basel may be viewed as one of the social and cultural highlights of the calendar in Hong Kong, but it is also an event where serious business takes place. Strong sales for galleries from all market sectors were reported as the show closed its doors on the last of five days. Collectors came from 70 countries and territories, with Hong Kong, Mainland China, South Korea, Taiwan and the US all well represented. As well as private collectors, they included representatives from more than 130 international museums and institutions.
Among the 242 galleries from 35 countries and territories were 21 participating for the first time. Asia’s position in the fair was also strengthened with five galleries from Asia-Pacific graduating into the main sector. A record 88,000 visitors attended the show.
The next edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong takes place from March 19-21, 2020.