My highlights from Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015

I was contemplating whether or not to write this post – there are so many Art Basel in Hong Kong articles out there, but then I thought everyone has different views and opinions. My take is that it is a great opportunity to see so many great masters of the 20th and 21st century in one exhibition hall – but I would have loved to see more local artists, more unknown artists and some more quirky stuff.

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Compared to Art Central, Art Basel in Hong Kong was predictable. All the big names were exhibiting, including some great local Hong Kong galleries – funnily enough, I did not even have to look hard to find them. I could easily recognise the great art work of Vik Muniz at Ben Brown Fine Arts, Ben Quilty at Pearl Lam Galleries and Tseng Kwong Chi at Ben Brown Fine Arts are just a few that I visited in the last year.

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 3 Vik Muniz

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 4 Ben Quilty

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 5 Tseng Kwong Chi

There were some big installations at Art Basel in Hong Kong – including this deer with the tree by Korean artist Myeongbeom Kim at Gallery Ihn, bloated blue goats by Yang Maoyuan and a big boat frame (or is it meant to be a skeleton?) by Zai Kuning.

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 6 Myeongbeom Kim at Gallery Ihn

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 7 yang maoyuan

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 8 Zai Kuning

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 9 Zai Kuning detail

Carlos Rolon (Dzine) created a site-specific installation that continues his ‘My Mothers Living Room’ at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The exotic color, textures and artefacts relate to his Puerto Rican roots. At Beijing Art Now an artist created a very modern-looking living room – a stark contrast to the rich and decadent style of Carlos’s room!

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 10 Around the way by Carlos Rolon (Dzine)

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 11 Beijing Art Now

Of course, all the ‘big’ artists were also on show, including Andy Warhol, Gilbert and George, Keith Haring, Joan Miro

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 Andy Warhol

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 Gilbert and George

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 Keith Haring

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 Miro

The show also includes the famous photographies of Bernd and Hilla Becher as well as Andreas Gursky:

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 Bernd and Hilla Becher

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 Gursky

Finally, one of my favourite artist – Fernando Botero with his well-fed people:

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Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 Fernando Botero 1

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