A guest attends the opening reception of Art Basel Hong Kong in 2018. For the VIPS of the art world, the fair is their biggest networking opportunity of the year in Asia. Photo: Reuters

Art Basel Hong Kong: celebration of market-driven mediocrity or a boon for art in the city?

  • Asia’s biggest contemporary art fair is also Asia’s biggest networking event for art world VIPs, and exhibitors close big deals with collectors from China
  • Some talk up its role in creating a market in China for contemporary art, while others disagree; there is also debate as to what it does for art in Hong Kong
Topic |   Art Basel

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A guest attends the opening reception of Art Basel Hong Kong in 2018. For the VIPS of the art world, the fair is their biggest networking opportunity of the year in Asia. Photo: Reuters
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