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Art Basel returns to Hong Kong with full-scale program

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Art Basel returns to Hong Kong with full-scale program

February 18 2023

Text: Oxana De Castro

photo courtesy: Pipilotti Rist, Art Basel

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Art Basel returns to Hong Kong with full-scale program and about to show 177 galleries from 32 countries and territories. Art Basel will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from March 23 to March 25, 2023, with preview days on March 21 and 22.

Here are the sectors and programs that are going to be presented:

Encounters dedicated to large-scale works with 13 expansive presentations

Conversations with 85 speakers offering a platform for dialogue among international artists, gallerists, curators, critics, collectors, and more. Free to the public

Film program will feature 29 video works, including ‘MEMORIA’ by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Ghost 2565, Bangkok’s triennial video and performance art series

• 15 galleries will participate in Kabinett, the sector for thematic solo presentations with Asia focus

Facade: ‘Hand Me Your Trust’, a moving image work by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, will take over the M+ Facade

Encounters highlights include:

• Trevor Yeung’s ‘Mr. Cuddles Under the Eave’ (2021), in which the artist continues his practice of personifying botanic ecology and inanimate objects to articulate the complexities of human emotion and relationships. Presented by Blindspot Gallery.

• Trolley Party’ (2023), a site-specific work by Jaffa Lam consisting of 14 meters of patchwork made from recycled and found everyday fabrics and emerging from six chairs made of industrial trollies. Presented by Axel Vervoordt Gallery with Zilberman Gallery.

• Masked mannequin sculptures in ‘Solitude of Silences’ (2017-2019) by Gimhongsok, portraying laborers who compose the majority of modern urban populations and represent an uncertainty over the value of labor. Presented by Kukje Gallery.

• The marble installation ‘The Wine Dark Sea’ (2022, 2023) by Ukrainian artist Stanislava Pinchuk, on migrant journeys and conceptions of hospitality. Presented by Yavuz Gallery.

• Carlos Aires’s ‘Like Tears in the Rain’ (2023), a sculptural installation made with scrupulously shredded decommissioned Euro banknotes: a topography of money, in the form of a bizarre landscape. Presented by Sabrina Amrani.

• Wu Shanzhuan and Inga Svala Thórsdóttir’s ‘Constellation Forest’ (2018), which invites visitors to stroll and dwell on the show floor within a ‘grove’ of arched wooden forms resembling the vaults of a church. Presented by Hanart TZ Gallery.

Conversations highlights include:

• The future of the biennale with Hoor Al Qasimi, Binna Choi, Shubigi Rao and Adeena Mey.

• Synergies between public and private patronage with Nadia and Rajeeb Samdani and Michael Govan.

• Navigating multipolarity from an institutional perspective with Philip Tinari, Mami Kataoka, Nikita Yingqian Cai, Aaron Cezar, Aya Al-Bakree and Christopher K. Ho.

• Reflections on solidarity beyond feminism with curators Mia Yu and Azar Mahmoudian and artists Jaffa Lam, Kresiah Mukwazhi, and Kawita Vatanajyankur.

• Representing contemporary art from Africa in Hong Kong with gallerists Baylon Sandri and Dolly Kola-Balogun and artists Wallen Mapondera and Victor Ehikhamenor.

• Exploring Cantopop’s influence in the work of Sin Wai Kin, Ming Wong, and Rainbow Chan.

• Some other talks will be dedicated to humor and critique with meme-makers Jerry Gogosian, Freeze Magazine and The White Pube. Conversation on the futures of crypto economies will be hosted in collaboration with Art Dubai’s Global Art Forum.

Film section highlights:

• The Film program will feature eight screenings and 29 video works by artists from across the globe.

• Videotage and Ghost 2565 – two important non-profit organizations that focus on video art in the region – will each curate a screening.

• The Film program will launch with a special screening of ‘MEMORIA’ by Palme-D’or- winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul at Theatre II, HKCEC on March 22.

•  As part of the short film screenings, Ghost 2565 will present Weerasethakul’s contemporary art practice in the form of a short film on March 25 at Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre.

The Film program is free to the public.

Conversations is free for all.

Kabinett highlights from this year’s sector include:

•  A body of work illustrating research conducted between the mid-1950s to mid- 1960s by Art Informel master Hans Hartung. Presented by Mazzoleni.

•  Works on paper by celebrated Indonesian artist Agus Suwage, entitled ‘Siraman Duniawi,’ that investigate multifarious notions of identity from the perspective of ancient Hindu-Buddhist culture. Presented by ROH Projects.

•  The late Hong Kong ink artist Wesley Tongson’s spiritual journey and artistic path featuring the artist’s splash ink and monumental landscape paintings created with his hands, fingers, and nails, where he poured his bold and raw emotions directly on the paper – a form of liberation for Tongson. Presented by Galerie du Monde.

•  Hu Qingyan’s ‘World of Silence,’ a series of marble works that continue the theme of ‘emptiness’ that the artist has been exploring in recent years. Presented by Galerie Urs Meile.

• A survey of works by Rasheed Araeen that spans from the artist’s early portraiture drawings to the minimalistic sculptures for which he is widely known. Presented by Rossi & Rossi.

• A selection of works by Martin Margiela, similar to those in his touring museum show now at the LOTTE Museum of Art in Seoul, including a torso sculpture and film dust painting. Presented by Zeno X Gallery.

‘Hand Me Your Trust’ highlight is a moving image work by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, will take over the M+ Museum Facade and is set within the undulating architectures of Hong Kong’s world-famous skyline along Victoria Harbour.

Presented in the hustle and bustle of a city with millions of inhabitants, the work incorporates Rist’s typically vivid color palettes and freeform camera work, echoing the dynamic shifts of scale of Hong Kong’s urban landscape.

Rist approaches the concept of the hand from a variety of scales, mirroring the dynamics of the city itself from an intimate human scale, to one that is the size of a building. For Rist, hands can be beautiful extensions of our emotions, to communicate with other living beings without words.

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