Professionals coming mainly from Asia, France and elsewhere, directors of institutions, exhibition curators, are invited to digital meetings programmed over three days and including:
- live visits of the fair and exhibition place in Hong Kong (museums, galleries, art centres, non profit art spaces) with Hong Kong professionals
- visits of French and Hong Kong artists’ studios, as well as conversations between artists and curators online
- digital meetings with professionals from the French and Asian scenes.
- B2B on demand from 1 to 4 June
#1 Conversation between French artist Laurent Grasso and Donatien Grau, artistic advisor at Musée d’Orsay
#2 Talk with Aidan Li, Head of K11 Art Foundation, Theodora Barat, French artist and Angel Leung, Programs Manager at Videotage.
#3 Conversation between Hong Kong based artist Kingsley Ng and Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, Director of the Foundation Anticipations Lafayette. Introduction by Sylvie Boulanger, Director of the CNEAI= Paris
- #5 Partie 1 : Conversation entre l'artiste philippine Xyza Cruz Bacani, basée à Hong Kong et John Tain, responsable de la recherche à AAA
#5 Partie 2 : Conversation entre l'artiste française Gaëlle Choisne et Thomas Conchou (commissaire indépendant et médiateur pour les Nouveaux Commissaires de la Fondation de France). Introduction par Anais Roesch de AWARE
#6 Larys Frogier presenting the exhibition Curtain at Para Site and Mathieu Copeland presenting the exhibition Cuttings at Hermes Foundation Tokyo.
#7 M+ Museum Hong kong designed by Herzog & De Meuron : guided tour with Suhanya Raffel, Director of Museum M+ and Dr Lesley Ma, Curator at M+
Moderation: Adeline Blanchard, Visual Arts Project Manager, Institut français
#8 : Walkthrough the solo exhibition of Laurent Grasso at Perrotin Hong Kong with gallery director Uli Huang
#9: Live walkthrough the Art Basel Hong Kong with Angelle Siyang-le, Head of Gallery Relations
Modératrice: Adeline Blanchard, Cheffe de projet Arts visuels, Institut français
Art Basel Hong Kong
The 2021 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong has been postponed to May and it will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from May 21 to May 23, 2021, with preview days on May 19 and May 20, 2021.
This decision was taken in close consultation with gallerists, collectors, partners, and external experts, with the goal of ensuring that the fair will be attended by the largest possible number of collectors, curators, and arts professionals from Art Basel's global network, while protecting the health and safety of everyone concerned.
Adeline Ooi, Director Asia, Art Basel said: ‘We believe shifting the fair to May is the right decision given the current development of the pandemic and its impact on international travel restrictions. By taking the decision early, our aim is to support our galleries in advance planning for their 2021 programs. We very much look forward to hosting our show in May and to welcoming gallerists, collectors, and art lovers back to Hong Kong at that time.’
Further details on the fair as well as the names of participating galleries will be announced soon.
Visual Arts Focus in figures
FOCUS is a major influence plan for artistic scouting to feed the programmes of prescribing foreign partners and to contribute to better distribution of French artists.
The Visual Arts FOCUS consists of bringing together a delegation of foreign contemporary art professionals over several days around an artistic circuit in Paris and regions. Since 2010, they have successfully generated:
- the distribution of more than 135 French artists
- more than 150 exhibition projects in the world
- the invitation of more than 270 international curators in France