Event alerts: Art Gallery Night, Art Central and Art Basel

After all my posts about galleries and exhibitions… it is just fit to continue writing about upcoming art shows!

Art Gallery Night 2015

First up is Art Gallery Night, which is hosted by the HK Art Gallery Association. The event takes place on Thursday March 12 between 6pm and 10pm and celebrates Hong Kong’s vibrant art gallery scene. 35 member galleries are participating and they include some of my favourites such as Ben Brown Fine Arts, Karin Weber Gallery, Pearl Lam Galleries Central and The Cat Street Gallery. And the best bit: entry is free!

Art Central 2015

Then there is Art Central, which is Hong Kong’s exciting new art fair, showcasing the next generation of talent alongside some of the most established contemporary galleries and art spaces from across the globe. Launched by the founders of ART HK, Art Central debuts March 14-16 March 2015 to coincide with Art Basel’s Hong Kong edition. Art Central is open (Mar 14 & 15) 11am–7pm and (Mar 16) 11am-5pm. Tickets cost 200 HKD (be quick: purchase before Mar 13 and you’ll get a free extra ticket for your friend) and sold through HK Ticketing.

Art Basel Hong Kong 2015

Third one up is Art Basel, which will be in town at the HK Convention and Exhibition Center from March 15 to 17 (this is a bit earlier than usually, last year’s show was in May for instance). This time more than 230 art galleries, from 37 countries, will be exhibiting pieces from over 3,000 artists and there will be extensive panel discussions, film screenings, expert symposiums and presentations. From paintings and sculptures, to installations and photographs, the exhibition will showcase a diverse collection of artworks by more than 3,000 artists and emerging talents from Asia and the world over. The show is open (Mar 15) 1-8pm; (Mar 16) 12-8pm; (Mar 17) 12-5pm and the tickets cost between 150 and 650 HKD. You can purchase them via HK Ticketing.

Courtesy Cao Fei

Courtesy Cao Fei

During Hong Kong’s unofficial ‘art week’, Chinese artist Cao Fei will present a major new work that’s shown across the entire façade of Hong Kong’s iconic 490 metre high International Commerce Centre (ICC) on the Kowloon harbour front. Each night from March 13-17, ‘Same Old, Brand New’ will be shown at 6.30pm, 7.20pm, 8.10pm, 9.00pm and 9.50pm.

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