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Art Basel 2016

In pictures: Hong Kong celebrates Art Basel 2016

Hong Kong’s annual art event included works from more than 1,000 artists. See which ones caught the eye of South China Morning Post photographer Nora Tam

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 March, 2016, 12:08pm
UPDATED : Friday, 25 March, 2016, 2:37pm

The Hong Kong edition of Art Basel has once again brought artworks from some of the world’s best galleries to the city. And the yearly event – which also attracts its fair share of big-name celebrities – provides the best artists from Asia and the Asia Pacific with a gateway to the global market.

This year’s event has attracted exhibitions from 239 of the world’s leading modern and contemporary art galleries featuring more than 1,000 artists working in mediums ranging from painting and sculpture to film and digital art.

Growing mainland China scene a boost for Art Basel exhibitors in Hong Kong

Locals, art collectors and mainland visitors pack into the first day of Art Basel yesterday, having endured long queues in the rain. Despite gloomy economic forecasts for the city, most exhibitors spoke of good sales performances with many pieces being snapped up by museums as part of a growing art scene on the mainland.

Lighting up Hong Kong: Art Basel’s largest installation towers over Victoria Harbour, counting down to death

South China Morning Post photographer Nora Tam visited Art Basel and captured both some of the works on display and the reactions of visitors.