ART HK is open to the public from Thursday through till Sunday – noon till 7pm (except Sunday, closing at 5pm). HK has no dedicated modern art museum, so – for lack of a Tate Modern or MoMA – this annual exhibition is an important fixture for local art fans. Appropriately for the city, it is a pretty-much even split between Asian and Western galleries.
Coverage will begin tomorrow on Hong Wrong (which has been granted preview/backstage access and has undergone a design fix to allow for higher resolution photos!)
Tickets are available on the door at $250 or through HK Ticketing. A visit of several hours is required to take in everything though it’s best to enjoy the show in two separate outings (1 floor for each visit) – Time Out Magazine has an excellent floor map here (full resolution versions here)…
…whilst The Wanderlister has a more printer-friendly PDF available here. (They have a pretentious article suggesting visitors ought not take photos – best ignore it and enjoy the show however you feel appropriate.)
This year, ART HK 12 will showcase the very best in contemporary art from 266 galleries representing 39 International territories. Widely acknowledged as an important platform for networking in the international art community, ART HK brings together leading collectors, curators, artists and galleries from across Asia and the rest of the world.
- 266 is the total number of exhibiting galleries
- 182 galleries will exhibit in the Galleries Section
- 49 galleries will exhibit as part of ASIA ONE
- 35 galleries will exhibit as part of ART FUTURES
- 39 territories will be represented in total across the Fair
- Galleries exhibiting across the Fair are 53% Asian and 47% Western
Other ART HK coverage…
- FT.com – The Lure of the East
- China Daily – Art fair gets better
- Time Out HK – New Owners Get ART HK Supersonic
- Wall St Journal – Art Basel Sheds Light on Its Asia Plans
Several other events have cropped up over the years, such as Spoon HK…
Mobile M+ officially opens in 2017 but this free preview showcases the work of 7 HK artists in several pop-up installations around Yau Ma Tei. It’s worth going to if you live in the area, though it is best saved until after the main events in the city, as it runs for several months.
Mobile+ opens this week until July 10th – 10am – 7pm daily.
Meanwhile, Art East Island kicks off in Wanchai where local “galleries, artists and non-profits have joined forces once again to show specially curated exhibitions”…
There will be a free shuttle bus from ART HK – it will be open every Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm until August 28th.