What is Art Basel?
“Art Basel is the leading global platform connecting collectors, galleries, and artists. Fairs in Basel, Hong Kong, and Miami Beach are a driving force in supporting galleries as they nurture the careers of artists. Our publications The Art Market and the Art Market Principles and Best Practices are a commitment to increasing the transparency and accountability of the art market. Art Basel’s Initiatives strive to create unique artist-led experiences and strengthen local art scenes.”
Closing on May 29, the second edition of its kind in a hybrid format hosted 130 galleries including 75 galleries participating with a satellite booth, as well as a series of digital programming that reached a broad global audience.
This year featured an energetic public program that highlighted local artists and created meaningful connections in the city and across the globe. Hong Kong-based moving image pioneer Ellen Pau’s new site-specific work ‘The Shape of Light,’ co-commissioned by Art Basel and M+ and supported by UBS, was presented as first major co-commission project on the LED façade of M+. Commissioned by Art Basel and co-presented with the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the Artist Tram Project invited local artists Cherie Cheuk Ka-wai, Stephen Wong Chun-hei, and Shum Kwan-yi to project their works on the exteriors of the iconic Hong Kong trams.
‘The 2022 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong stands as a true testament to both the strength and resilience of the Hong Kong market,’ says Marc Spiegler, Global Director, Art Basel. ‘Despite reduced international attendance, steady sales throughout the duration of the show reflected the city’s growing and engaged collector base, including many first-time buyers. In parallel, the fair’s digital dimension demonstrates the continued growth of online sales and the importance of new virtual formats connecting with ever-broader audiences.’
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