Art Basel 2016
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A visitor takes a photo of arwork Hidden, Black stone on canvas by French artist Hom Nguyen at Art Central on the harbourfront event space in Central, Hong Kong. Photos: Tessa Chan

In pictures: 11 works that caught our eye at Art Central on the Hong Kong harbourfront

Second edition of fair with a strong Asian focus features artworks from more than 100 galleries, and includes an expanded section for emerging exhibitors

Wind, fog (or is it smog?) and heavy rain showers ... this is no weather for an outdoor marquee event, yet despite the gloomy forecast (which extends to the art market as well), Art Central is back, with its bouncy floorboards, for its second edition, which runs until March 26 on the harbourfront in Hong Kong’s Central district.

More than 100 galleries from 21 countries, a majority of them Asian, are showing a curious mix of art: there are ceramic tiles from French street artist Invader, 3D sculptures by Korean artist Hwan-kwon Yi, as well as a cluster of colourful prints by maverick artist Damien Hirst.

This year the art fair has an expanded “Rise” section, which showcases 23 artists from 15 emerging galleries, as well as the “Projects” section that is made up of large-scale installations by six artists, including Yoshitomo Nara and Locust Jones.

Photography by Tessa Chan

As the Guilty Remarks: Family I and II, by Bembol Dela Cruz, at Art Central. CLICK ON IMAGE TO LAUNCH GALLERY
Matchstick Men by German artist Wolfang Stiller at Art Central in Hong Kong. Stiller used thick pieces of lumber as the foundation for the site-specific installation, into each of which he sculpted a ghostly, charred face at one end.
Indonesian artist Dwi Setianto browses works including a photograph (rear) by Steve McCurry, Women shielding themselves from a dust storm, Rajasthan, India 1983, at Art Central.
Taiwanese dancer Wu Cheng-fang reacts to a painting by Tobias Lehner.
Rhodon VIII (acrylic on canvas, 92x92 cm), by Greek artist Nicolas Panayotou.
Children watch a member of Art Central staff explaining Brick, a work by Chinese artist Li Hongbo.
L'apparition (linen on wood beneath radiant plexiglass, 200x100x4cm) by Joseph C. L. Tong, an emerging multimedia artist from Hong Kong, at Art Central.
Dreamers (Pink), a work painted in oil by South Korean Choi Xooang on resin mixed with pigments.
Untitled by Chung Sang-hwa (left and centre) and Guiline Kim’s work Inside, Outside (right) at Art Central.
Part of a four-panel work called Pens 3, by South Korean artist Kyoung Tack-hong, in the foreground while (rear) John Franzen at work on his series, Each Line One Breath, for which he draws a line for every breath he takes at the fair.
The Art Central marquees are doing a good job of keeping out the weather.