A&D Alumni at Art Basel Hong Kong
- When 23 Mar - 25 Mar 2017
Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, China
It is the 5th edition of Art Basel Hong Kong is now established as Asia's premier art fair. Featuring close to 250 leading galleries from more than 35 countries and territories this is one of a few 'must-see' global contemporary visual art events.
According to Arts Writer Bonnie Engel, from the South China Morning Post, in addition to being a haven for collectors, dealers, and artists from around the world, Art Basel Hong Kong presents a “rare opportunity… to compare the best art from the West and the East under one vast roof”.
Amongst the Gallery Sector of Art Basel 2017, many of the world’s leading modern and contemporary art galleries will display work by renowned practitioners across the fields of paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, film, video, and digital artworks.
The list of featured artists includes Fiona Hall (UNSW Art & Design) represented by Roslyn Oxley 9; Rosemary Laing (UNSW Art & Design) represented by Tolarno Galleries Melbourne; Abdullah MI Syed (UNSW Art & Design) represented by Gandhara-Art Hong Kong; Noel McKenna (UNSW Art & Design) represented by mother’s tankstation Dublin; Alex Seton (UNSW Art & Design) represented by Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore; Tim Silver (UNSW Art & Design) represented by Sullivan+Strumpf Singapore; Khadim Ali (UNSW Art & Design) represented by Arndt Gallery Berlin; Khadim Ali (UNSW Art & Design) and Sher Ali represented by Gandhara-Art Hong Kong; Brook Andrew (UNSW Art & Design) represented by Galerie Nathalie Obadia Brussels; Mikala Dwyer (UNSW Art & Design) represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Sydney; and Shaun Gladwell (UNSW Art & Design) represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery Melbourne.
In addition to the extensive international gallery presence, Art Basel is a platform for a series of complementary events including Q&As with artists and curators, historical art and thematic projects, and special exhibitions. Amongst this line-up are exhibitions dedicated to solo-shows for rising-stars, large-scale installations, and a film program.
Encounters is special Art Basel exhibition aimed at providing spectators with the experience of large-scale sculpture and installation works by leading international artists. Curated by Executive Director of Artspace Sydney and UNSW Art & Design graduate, Alexie Glass-Kantor, Encounters will extend itself throughout all exhibition halls, uniting the event in a broad visual manner and transcending the traditional art fair format.
Film is another special program offered for the first time in 2017. Curated by Director and Founder of the Beijing Art Lab, the program will present 30 short and feature-length films by and about artists. Film aims to remind audiences of the unique position that artists occupy within society, one which questions, using creative mediums, what it means to be human. UNSW Art & Design graduate, Baden Pailthorpe, known for work exploring the intersections of video, gaming, art, and the internet, will be featured in this program represented by Sullivan+Strumpf (co-founded and directed by UNSW Art & Deisgn Graduate, Ursula Sullivan, and Joanna Strumpf).
Art Basel Hong Kong is a distribution partner for the new international contemporary art magazine titled d ɪˈv a n | A Journal of Accounts.
Edited by Alan Cruickshank and co-published by UNSW Art & Design this biannual contemporary 'book of accounts', offers critical interpretations on contemporary visual art and culture and its broader art historical, theoretical and socio-political contexts, from across the MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, South Asia) regions to the Asia-Pacific, as a crucial bridge to our region and a much needed perspective for the wider art world.