Art Basel Hong Kong announced today (22 October) its lineup for its 2020 show, which will feature 242 leading galleries hailing from across 31 countries and territories.
At the press conference in Hong Kong, Adeline Ooi, Director Asia of Art Basel stood firmly by the fair’s commitment to Hong Kong amid recent rumours and uneasiness brought on by demonstrations that have rattled the city since mid-June.
“Undoubtedly this is a challenging time for Hong Kong but Art Basel remains to be committed to this city and we are proceeding as planned with our show next year,” said Ooi. “The reason why Hong Kong remains to be the perfect location for our fair is due to its surrounding art scene, its supportive art community, and its position as a leading art market in Asia.”
Maintaining its Asia-strong position, half the participating galleries, once again, have physical spaces in Asia and the Asia Pacific, including 11 homegrown galleries. Meanwhile prominent galleries from across the United States and Europe will be joining for the first time.
Focused on solo presentations by emerging artists, the Discoveries sector will feature 25 galleries in the 2020 show including a new project by Hong Kong-based artist Leelee Chan, presented by Capsule Shanghai and New Zealand-based, South Korean artist Yona Lee, presented by Fine Arts, Sydney.
The Insights sector will showcase 21 feature presentations including a tribute to the traditions of modern fiber art in China from Shanghai-based gallery, Bank who will be exhibiting works by Shi Hui and her teacher Maryn Varbanov. While from Down Under, Jan Murphy Gallery will be showcasing the works of Tjala artists and leaders of Western Desert painting, Sylvia Ken and Tjungkara Ken.
Art Basel Hong Kong 2020 will take place from 19 March through 21 March, 2020 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
For the full list of participants, see the Art Basel Hong Kong website here.