Visitors during Art Basel Hong Kong in 2019. The art fair drew 88,000 people, but gallery owners have put pressure on organisers to scrap this year’s edition because of the coronavirus outbreak centred on Wuhan in China. Photo: James Wendlinger Visitors during Art Basel Hong Kong in 2019. The art fair drew 88,000 people, but gallery owners have put pressure on organisers to scrap this year’s edition because of the coronavirus outbreak centred on Wuhan in China. Photo: James Wendlinger
Visitors during Art Basel Hong Kong in 2019. The art fair drew 88,000 people, but gallery owners have put pressure on organisers to scrap this year’s edition because of the coronavirus outbreak centred on Wuhan in China. Photo: James Wendlinger

‘Hong Kong is not the place anyone wants to go’: Art Basel cancellation urged by galleries amid coronavirus outbreak

  • Art Basel Hong Kong organisers face pressure from gallery owners taking part in March event to cancel the fair because of health emergency in China
  • ‘Not one of our foreign clients will be attending,’ gallerist tells organisers. With Art Basel owner struggling financially, cancellation could be problematic

Topic |   Art Basel
Visitors during Art Basel Hong Kong in 2019. The art fair drew 88,000 people, but gallery owners have put pressure on organisers to scrap this year’s edition because of the coronavirus outbreak centred on Wuhan in China. Photo: James Wendlinger Visitors during Art Basel Hong Kong in 2019. The art fair drew 88,000 people, but gallery owners have put pressure on organisers to scrap this year’s edition because of the coronavirus outbreak centred on Wuhan in China. Photo: James Wendlinger
Visitors during Art Basel Hong Kong in 2019. The art fair drew 88,000 people, but gallery owners have put pressure on organisers to scrap this year’s edition because of the coronavirus outbreak centred on Wuhan in China. Photo: James Wendlinger
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