Hong Kong's art market has become the third largest in the world. Local and international artists have merged together to bring about inspiring exhibitions, hidden gems of urban art and creative art installations for art enthusiasts across Asia. The city hosts some amazing art fairs, creative galleries and unique street art. We've rounded up Hong Kong's must see art fairs and exhibitions in March and outline what gives each one it's edge. Make sure you mark your diaries!
27 - 31 March
Art Central will return to Hong Kong's Central Harbourfront for its highly anticipated fifth edition from 27-31 March (26 March First Night & VIP Preview). The Fair will feature over 100 leading international galleries, 75% of which hail from Asia Pacific. The extensive gallery line-up will include over 30 galleries making their Art Central debut and will showcase striking works from across the globe, illustrating the diversity and prodigious talent of artists within today's contemporary art market.
Joining Art Central for the first time in 2019, a new pop-up restaurant created specially for Art Central: SCARPETTA di Daniele Sperindio. Proving again that Art Central is the best place to dine during Hong Kong Art Week, THE TERRACE will return featuring eight of Hong Kong’s hottest eateries in an outdoor setting alongside live music and bespoke cocktails.
29 - 31 March
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Art Basel launched in Hong Kong in 2013, propelling the Hong Kong art scene to an international standard. Since then, its become a celebrated annual tradition, returning this year for its seventh edition. It will feature over 240 premier galleries from 36 countries and regions, with over half from Asia.
For collectors, Art Basel Hong Kong is appealing not only for the chance to see a wide range of works in many genres including paintings, photography, film and video, sculptures, and more, and the fact that they come from a large and diverse cultural and geographical sphere, but also because in Hong Kong there is no tax on the import and export of art. A highlight of the event has been ASIA ONE, where a number of galleries from across Asia exhibit a solo presentation by an artist of Asian origin, a fantastic platform to showcase and appreciate the Asian art scene.
Asia Contemporary Art Show
29 - 1 April
The Asia Contemporary Art Show is an intimate yet longest running art fair in Hong Kong. This 14th edition will feature more than 2000 pieces of the most contemporary art created by artists across Asia. It will showcase over 85 art living spaces, with original paintings, sculptures and photography. This year's edition will feature Intersections: China, the fourth in the popular sector series and Artist Dialogues, dedicated to solo and joint artist presentations.
While the Fairs and Art Shows are something to look forward to this March, Hong Kong’s gallery scene is constantly evolving. International galleries are moving into the Central business district as the Hong Kong art scene captures the eye of art enthusiasts around the world. New York’s Denny Dimin Gallery is finding a new home in Hong Kong's Mid-Levels this March with contemporary artwork from Erin O’Keefe and Matt Mignanelli. Katie Alice Fitz Gerald, Director of Denny Dimin Gallery Hong Kong shares her perspective with us on Hong Kong's art scene and the works that will be featured in her new gallery. Read more.
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When it comes to art, Katie Alice Fitz Gerald knows a thing or two. She has spent the last few years living in New York as one of the founding partners of Denny Dimin Gallery. Prior to that she held the position of Gallery Director at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in New York. In 2017 she relocated to Hong Kong with her family and is now the Director of Denny Dimin Gallery Hong Kong (DDHK).
We spent some time to speak with Katie Alice about Hong Kong's evolving art scene and her contribution to Arts Month with the exciting launch of her new Denny Dimin contemporary gallery.
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