Art Basel Hong Kong is undoubtedly going to give a new dynamic and life to this majestic location! There are a couple of Satellite Fairs and Exhibitions happening throughout the city that you may not be aware of, so today we’re bringing you a couple of events that you need to have an eye for!
Art Central (March 27 to 31)
Art Central fair returns this year to Hong Kong with a series of shows presented by 107 international galleries. Kwok Ying is once again set to be the curator for the Projects sector featuring large scale installations, as well as a programme of performance art conducted by the 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art from Sydney. During this event, you can expect many discussions and debates regarding contemporary art from the Asia Society and some exhibitions from leading street artists such as Cleon Peterson, Invader, Vhils, Shepard Fairey and more.
Location: Art Central, Central Harbourfront Event Space, Hong Kong
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Asia Contemporary Art Show (March 30 to April 1)
Currently at its 14ht edition, this hotel art fair promises to showcase over 2,500 artworks of several types, all throughout its 85 rooms. One of the highlights of the event this year is the Intersections: China platform that intends to highlights art very much inspired by traditional Chinese techniques.
Location: Asia Contemporary Art Show, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong
That’s right: the yearly collection launched by Louis Vuitton is back again! This time the brand will be unveiling a brand new Objets Nomades work for the first time in Hong Kong. The piece in question was designed by experimental London-based studio Raw Edges, and it will be first seen at the Central Magistracy building at Tai Kwun. The scenario in which you can see Louis Vuitton’s exquisite pieces of furniture in a scenario elaborated by local designer Joyce Wang.
Objets Nomades has a long collection of uniquely designed furniture that counted with the involvement of many renowned design stars, among them the Campana Brothers, Barber & Osgerby, India Mahdavi, Patricia Urquiola and, of course, from André Fu from Hong Kong.
Location: Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
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The Shapes of Water (March 27 to April 14)
Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis created 10 resin fountains in order to celebrate a decade of participation of acclaimed brand Fendi (where Karl Lagerfeld worked shortly before his passing) in Design Miami. The celebration, however, will be celebrated in Hong Kong, where Fendi will also be showcasing a series of new products, among them the new Peekaboo bags customized by local artists.
Location: Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong