• Mark Always, 2016, by Sue Williams © artist, courtesy 303 Gallery, New York

  • Scroll Painting 38, 2015, by Kazumi Nakamura, courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo

  • I Shall Be Released, 2015, by Richard Mosse, courtesy carlier | gebauer, Berlin

  • Untitled, 2013, by Fred Tomaselli, courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York

  • What Was Without Light, 2015, by José María Sicilia, © Philippe De Gobert, courtesy of the artist and Meessen De Clercq, Brussels

  • Personatge Amb Estrelles, 1950, by Joan Miró, courtesy Poligrafa Obra Gráfica, Barcelona

  • Elsinore, 2015, by Patrick Wilson, courtesy of the artist and Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, photographed by Robert Wedemeyer

  • Window, 2012, by Kyojun Lee, courtesy of the artist and LEEAHN Gallery, Korea, photographed by Myung Rae Park
This week, the art world gathers in Hong Kong for the first Art Basel event of the year. (For those keeping tabs, Basel is in June and Miami Beach, in December.) See the slideshow above for a peek at what’s being showcased and keep reading to discover the highlights.

There are more than 3,000 artists and 239 galleries participating this year, representing 35 countries and territories. Every single continent is represented save Antarctica. Fifty percent of the galleries have outposts in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, too.

It’s all about Frank Stella at Marianne Boesky Gallery, which is dedicating its entire space to the artist. And if you love Louise Bourgeois as much as we do, make sure to swing by Hauser & Wirth, which flew in her Spider Couple, 2003, sculpture. Arachnophobes, beware: This arthropod towers at over eight feet tall

Don’t forget to check out the on-site installations as you navigate the booths. Stop by Tintin Wulia’s immersive Five tonnes of Homes and other Understories, which features massive bales of cardboard, some suspended from the ceiling. And then when the sun sets, step outside and take in Tatsuo Miyajima’s large-scale nightly light installation Time Waterfall on the facade of the ICC building.

If you’re in town for the fair, make sure to stop by Tracey Emin’s dual-gallery show I Cried Because I Love You, at both Lehmann Maupin and White Cube.

Last but not least, the eats. Hong Kong is a gastronome paradise, but if you want to stay in line with the art theme, head to the Mandarin Oriental, the official hotel for the show, which will have special art-inspired menus and cocktails for the week.

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