16 Shows You Won’t Want to Miss in Hong Kong During Art Basel Week

Looking for a guide on what to see? We've got you covered.

Installation view of “Xu Zhen: The Glorious,” 2019. Courtesy of the Artist and Perrotin Gallery.
Installation view of “Xu Zhen: The Glorious,” 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Perrotin.

With more than 240 galleries participating in Art Basel Hong Kong this week, even an ambitious fair-goer would have more than enough to see without ever stepping outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. But if you’re in need of a change of scenery or itching to check out some blue-chip local outposts, Hong Kong’s booming arts scene offers a number of great shows to check out, featuring works by Leonardo Drew, Mary Corse, Xu Zhen, and many more. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites to get you started.

Installation view of “Erwin Wurm,” 2019. Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin.

Installation view of “Erwin Wurm,” 2019. Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin.

Exhibition: “Erwin Wurm

When: Through May 11, 2019

Where: Lehmann Maupin, 407 The Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong

Hui Hoi Kiu, Embroidering with Strokes 1, 2019. Courtesy of Alisan Fine Arts.

Hui Hoi Kiu, Embroidering with Strokes 1 (2019). Courtesy of Alisan Fine Arts.

Exhibition: Women + Ink: China + Hong Kong

When: March 29–June 01, 2019

Where: Alisan Fine Arts, 2305 Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong

 Yoan Capote, Isla (Ecepticismo), 2015. Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts.

Yoan Capote, Isla (Ecepticismo) (2015). Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts.

Exhibition: Yoan Capote: Territorial Waters

When: Through May 17, 2019

Where: Ben Brown Fine Arts, 303 The Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong

Bernar Venet in performance, 2018. Courtesy of de Sarthe Gallery.

Bernar Venet in performance, 2018. Courtesy of de Sarthe Gallery.

Exhibition: “Bernar Venet: In Relation: Performance / Sculpture / Painting

When: Through May 18, 2019

Where: de Sarthe Gallery, 20/F, Global Trade Square, No. 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong

Installation View of “Infinitive Mutability,” 2019. Courtesy of Axel Vervoordt Gallery.

Installation view of “Infinitive Mutability,” 2019. Courtesy of Axel Vervoordt Gallery.

Exhibition: “Group Exhibition: Infinitive Mutability

When: Through June 1, 2019

Where: Axel Vervoordt Gallery, 21F, Coda Designer Centre, 62 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong

Wang Keping, La femme qui regarde derrere, 2017. Courtesy of 10 Chancery Lane - Katie De Tilly Contemporary Artists.

Wang Keping, La femme qui regarde derrere (2017). Courtesy of 10 Chancery Lane – Katie De Tilly Contemporary Artists.

Exhibition: “Stars Forever Stars

When: Through May 11, 2019

Where: 10 Chancery Lane Gallery – Katie De Tilly Contemporary Artists, G/F, 10 Chancery Lane, Central, Hong Kong

Installation view of “Xu Zhen: The Glorious,” 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Perrotin.

Installation view of “Xu Zhen: The Glorious,” 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Perrotin.

Exhibition: Xu Zhen: The Glorious

When: Through May 11, 2019

Where: Galerie Perrotin, 50 Connaught Road, 17th Floor, Central, Hong Kong

Heimo Zobering, Untitled, 2018. Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery.

Heimo Zobering, Untitled (2018). Courtesy of Simon Lee Gallery.

Exhibition: Heimo Zobernig

When: Through May 9, 2019

Where: Simon Lee, 304, 3/F The Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong

Installation view of ”Neo Rauch: Propaganda,” 2019. Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery.

Installation view of ”Neo Rauch: Propaganda,” 2019. Courtesy of David Zwirner.

Exhibition: Neo Rauch: Propaganda

When: Through May 4, 2019

Where: David Zwirner, 5-6/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

Paul Cezanne, Fleurs dans un pot d'olives, 1880–82. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery.

Paul Cezanne, Fleurs dans un pot d’olives (1880–82). Courtesy of Gagosian.

Exhibition: Cézanne, Morandi, and Sanyu

When: March 26–May 11, 2019

Where: Gagosian, 7/F The Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong

Louise Bourgeois, Les Fleurs, 2009. Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.

Louise Bourgeois, Les Fleurs (2009). Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth.

Exhibition: “Louise Bourgeois: My Own Voice Wakes Me Up

When: Through May 11, 2019

Where: Hauser & Wirth, 15-16/F, H Queen’s 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

Installation view of “Mary Corse,” 2019. Courtesy of Pace Gallery.

Installation view of “Mary Corse,” 2019. Courtesy of Pace Gallery.

Exhibition: Mary Corse

When: Through May 11, 2019

Where: Pace Gallery, 12/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale, 1957. Courtesy of Rossi & Rossi.

Lucio Fontana, Concetto Spaziale (1957). Courtesy of Rossi & Rossi.

Exhibition: Oltre La Pittura

When: Through May 11, 2019

Where: Rossi & Rossi, 3C Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong

David Altmejd, Crystal System, 2019. Courtesy of White Cube.

David Altmejd, Crystal System (2019). Courtesy of White Cube.

Exhibition: David Altmejd: The Vibrating Man

When: Through May 18, 2019

Where: White Cube, 50 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong

Leonardo Drew, Number 33C, 2018. Courtesy of Pearl Lam Galleries.

Leonardo Drew, Number 33C (2018). Courtesy of Pearl Lam Galleries.

Exhibition: Leonardo Drew: Solo Exhibition

When: Through April 27, 2019

Where: Pearl Lam Galleries, 601-605 The Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong

Wu Dayu, Untitled 35. Courtesy of Lévy Gorvy Gallery.

Wu Dayu, Untitled 35 (1980s). Courtesy of Lévy Gorvy Gallery.

Exhibition: Return To Nature (Zao Xue Han Zhang)

When: Through May 18, 2019

Where: Lévy Gorvy Gallery, 2 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong

Art Basel Hong Kong is on view at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre through March 31, 2019.


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