To Do: Art Basel Hong Kong
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
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.