Art Basel is the king of all art fairs and big art follows Big Money. Because of the recession Europe is running out of Big Money so Art Basel is now expanding to Hong Kong so for the fist time one can check out lots of Asian galleries at this colossal fair.
If you can’t jump in your private jet to whisk over to Asia the folks at artsy.net are happy to give you a preview. Or jump over to the Art Basel web site for an online catalog. The fair is divided into 4 Sectors: Galleries, Insights, Discoveries & Encounters.
Art Basel Hong Kong: May 23–26, 2013
Welcome to the newest Art Basel show. With half of the participating galleries coming from Asia and Asia-Pacific, Art Basel in Hong Kong assumes a significant role in the international artworld, providing a portal to the region’s artists. The new show gives galleries from around the world a platform in Asia to demonstrate the way they work with artists, and bring their highest quality work to Hong Kong.
Yes you will see “art” that will most likely just make you laugh (and not pull out your wallet)
Installation Log Lady & Dirty Bunny by Marnie Weber
But as in all art fairs you have to look for the jewels. Great art takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary; like Ichwan Noor’s Beetle Sphere.