This Art Basel season in Hong Kong, luxury gets a whole new meaning, thanks to interpretations by renowned artists from around the world. 

Many events are being organised in March during Hong Kong Arts Month – a time when local and overseas artists come to the city to present a huge variety of events, including exhibitions, creative workshops, gallery tours, and dance, music and theatre productions.

Among the events is Art Basel Hong Kong, the annual art extravaganza in the city featuring artworks from the great modern masters and leading contemporary artists.

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At least 248 of the world’s leading galleries will also be showing artworks, while the exhibition sectors will display the visual arts scene’s latest developments.

The Hong Kong event, which is an unparalleled showcase for art from Asia and the Asia-Pacific region,

is being held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, in Wan Chai, and will be open to private viewing on March 27 and 28, and to the public from March 29 to 31.

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From haute fashion to Champagne, here we take a closer look at five artistic iterations of luxury worth a visit at Art Basel and other venues. 

1. ‘Lady Dior As Seen By’

There are only a few statement designs in haute fashion that can claim icon status. 

The 1995 Lady Dior bag can certainly count itself as one of them. It was made famous through a celebrated fan base, including the late Princess Diana. 

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The exhibition, “Lady Dior As Seen By”, incorporates interpretations of the Lady Dior bag by renowned artists, from photographers, visual and video artists to leading film directors. 

Where: Art Basel Hong Kong,

Level 3 Concourse, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai

When: March 29 to 31 

2. The Invisible Hands photographic series by Liu Bolin for Maison Ruinart

One of the oldest Champagne houses in France, Maison Ruinart, has teamed up with Chinese performance artist and photographer, Liu Bolin. 

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The artist is often referred to himself as “The Invisible Man” because his artwork sees him camouflaging himself in his surroundings to the point of invisibility. 

For Ruinart, Liu visited the Champagne grounds and produced eight new, elegant performance images for Art Basel where he made the human form disappear to convey how “humans are erased by the demands of nature”. 

Have a look at the video of how he brought it all together with Ruinart’s on-site employees.

Five artworks:  The Secret CrayèreHiding in the Vineyards with the Ruinart Cellar MasterHiding in Mucha Posters, Disgorgement Production Line with WorkersHiding in the Blanc de Blancs Crayèr e

Where: Art Basel Hong Kong 

Collectors Lounge, Level 3 Concourse, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

When: March 29 to 31

Three artworks: Lost in the Blanc de Blancs, Hiding in the Gyropolettes, Deep Underground

Where: Aberdeen Street Social Pop-up, Central 

When: March 28 to 30

3. Foundations by Sebastian Errazuriz for Audemars Piguet

The third and concluding design instalment in a trilogy of Audemars Piguet lounge concepts by Sebastian Errazuriz, a Chilean-born, New York-based artist and designer will be on show at Art Basel’s Hong Kong show.  

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The lounge will also include new artworks by London-based, Italian visual artist Davide Quayola. 

Errazuriz’s design will travel to three Art Basel shows this year. 

Where: Art Basel Hong Kong,

Collector’s Lounge, 3/F Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

When:   March 29 to 31 

4. Perrier-Jouët ‘Garden of Wonder’

A reinterpretation of Perrier-Jouët’s Art Nouveau heritage has found its way to Pacific Place with the digital installation by Chicago-based duo Luftwerk. 

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Entitled “Becoming” at the Garden of Wonder Pop-up, the artwork offers an immersive experience for viewers in a spectacle of lights and colours. 

Luftwerk is the artistic collaboration between Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero. 

Where: Garden of Wonder Pop-up, 

Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty

When: Now until April 8 

5. Lane Crawford ‘What is Art?’

Asia’s leading luxury department store, Lane Crawford, shows off its artsy side by launching more than 30 global-exclusive collections and unique art collaborations this month. 

Its “What Is Art?” entails a special curation of brands and talents, including emerging international and local artists and designers. 

International artists will showcase their limited-edition artworks and globally exclusive merchandises at Lane Crawford, such as Craig & Karl, a cult graphic-design duo based in London and New York; Zebu, the creative duo team from Berlin; Sorayama, a Japanese illustrator best known for his feminised, biomechanoid robot illustrations. 

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Where: Lane Crawford Hong Kong stores in Central, Causeway Bay, Admiralty on Hong Kong Island, and Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon.

When: Now to April 30

Limited edition designs also available online

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