Established in 2013, Art Basel Hong Kong is the premier art fair in Asia and follows Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach. With half of the participating galleries coming from the Asia Pacific region, Art Basel Hong Kong showcases some of the best and newest in modern and contemporary art from artists in Asia, as well as around the world.
Art Basel Hong Kong is divided into multiple sections, each with a different focus. Check out Galleries to see top works from participating galleries. In Discoveries, you’ll find emerging artists and galleries, and see large-scale installations in Encounters. Other sectors, which can change from year to year, may include Kabinett, with specially curated spaces, Film, Magazines, and Conversations, a series of discussions and lectures by art experts.
Tickets can be purchased for an evening, a single day, multiple days, or for the Vernissage, the preview before the public opening. Premium tickets are also available and include entrance for multiple days, including the Vernissage. Purchase tickets in advance for savings over the on-site price.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Art Basel Hong Kong is a must-see for art lovers.
- Visitors must pass through security screening before entering.
- Backpacks, suitcases, and trolleys are not permitted.
- Art Basel Hong Kong is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Art Basel Hong Kong is held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), located in Wanchai. Take the MTR to Wanchai (Exit A5) and then walk about 10 to 15 minutes to the HKCEC. Or, take the Star Ferry from Tsim Sha Tsui to Wanchai Ferry Pier, which is right next to HKCEC.
When to Get There
Art Basel Hong Kong has been held in late March every year since 2013. The event is very popular, especially on the weekends and in the evenings. Visit during the week and during the day for fewer crowds. Or, purchase a Vernissage ticket to access the preview the evening before it opens to the public.
Other Art Events and Exhibitions
Hong Kong hosts a number of other art events and exhibitions around the same time as Art Basel Hong Kong. The most prominent is Art Central, which features more than 100 galleries. You can also find special events and exhibitions at the Asia Art Archives, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Asia Society, and Cattle Depot Artistic Village in Kowloon, among others. Art lovers will find plenty to keep themselves occupied during this period.