A guest attends a reception for Art Basel Hong Kong. Hong Kong art galleries have criticised counterparts overseas who have called on organisers to cancel the fair for misrepresenting the situation in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters A guest attends a reception for Art Basel Hong Kong. Hong Kong art galleries have criticised counterparts overseas who have called on organisers to cancel the fair for misrepresenting the situation in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
A guest attends a reception for Art Basel Hong Kong. Hong Kong art galleries have criticised counterparts overseas who have called on organisers to cancel the fair for misrepresenting the situation in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters

Art Basel: Hong Kong galleries back organiser amid calls to cancel fair over protests, coronavirus emergency

  • Misinformed, myopic, prey to fearmongering – Hong Kong art gallery representatives don’t mince their words about foreign dealers seeking fair’s cancellation
  • Gallery association says it will respect organiser’s decision on fair amid coronavirus outbreak, and vows other ‘art week’ events in March will go on

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A guest attends a reception for Art Basel Hong Kong. Hong Kong art galleries have criticised counterparts overseas who have called on organisers to cancel the fair for misrepresenting the situation in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters A guest attends a reception for Art Basel Hong Kong. Hong Kong art galleries have criticised counterparts overseas who have called on organisers to cancel the fair for misrepresenting the situation in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
A guest attends a reception for Art Basel Hong Kong. Hong Kong art galleries have criticised counterparts overseas who have called on organisers to cancel the fair for misrepresenting the situation in Hong Kong. Photo: Reuters
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