Encounters at Art Basel 2018
- When 29 Mar - 31 Mar 2018
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For the fourth year in a row, Executive Director of Artspace Sydney and UNSW Art & Design alumna Alexie Glass-Kantor has curated the Encounters section at the prestigious international art event Art Basel Hong Kong.
The Encounters program focuses on institutional-scale installations and works that are site-specific. This 2018 edition features 12 artists hand-picked from across the globe, including UNSW Art & Design alumni and Associate Lecturer Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran.
This year's edition of Encounters highlights participatory artworks that transcend the art fair booth. Curator Glass-Kantor has focused on developing an Encounters experience that invites and encouarges audience members to participate. This includes seeing themselves and their body reflected in the work and activating the art through physical engagement and interactions.
Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 features 248 premier galleries from 32 countries and territories. Underlining Art Basel's commitment to the region, half of the participating galleries once again have exhibition spaces in Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists.