Providing balance between commercial fair and educational platform, Art Basel and Art Central Hong Kong transformed the city into a global meeting ground during Hong Kong Art Week 2018.
Spaces of cultural exchange: Art Basel Hong Kong 2018
The 6th edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, which closed on Saturday 31 March, brought together a uniquely global mix of 248 galleries spanning six continents. Between established and budding artists and an array of curious international collectors, the fair stood out amongst other events during Hong Kong Art Week as a sociable, convivial meeting ground. This backdrop set the tone for new discoveries, in-depth conversations between global patrons and a wide-spread enthusiasm amongst guest galleries over their involvement in an interconnected art scene.
Beyond this, Hong Kong’s Galerie Ora-Ora’s Co-founder Henriette Tsui-Leung reported:
"We were excited to meet new collectors from Hong Kong, Asia and Europe and received a very positive and strong response to works we brought to the fair, selling over ten paintings and a sculpture in the first two days. It was a very successful debut for Juri Markkula in the Asian art scene, with several collectors competing for his largest piece."