For the first time Art Basel Hong Kong is having its Kabinett sector with 19 curated exhibitions , from thematic group presentations to solo shows, coming all over the world. Among the represented artists there will be Etel Adnan, Cao Yu, Christo, Piero Dorazio, Candida Höfer, Abbas Kiarostami, Kwon Young-Woo, Lee Kit, Yuko Mohri, OSGEMEOS, Bettina Pousttchi, Qiu Xiaofei, Sanyu, SHIMURAbros, Song Ta, Keiichi Tanaami, Wang Qingsong, Ming Wong and Heimo Zobernig.
Commenting on the first Hong Kong edition of Kabinett, Adeline Ooi, Director Asia, Art Basel, said “For this first edition of Kabinett in Hong Kong, many exhibitors have chosen to bring important historical works, particularly from Asia, including Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery with the work of Dansaekhwa artist Kwon Young-Woo, Nanzuka with early animations by the Japanese artist Keiichi Tanaami and Tina Keng Gallery with works on paper by Chinese artist Sanyu. I am personally very excited for Art Basel in Hong Kong’s debut of this much-loved sector — we are always looking to give the Hong Kong show more historical depth and provide an even stronger educational layer, allowing visitors to also see different artists, time periods and movements. Kabinett provides the perfect platform for galleries to create a more focused presentation and showcase a particular aspect of their program that audiences may not be as familiar with”.
- Art Basel Hong Kong. Photo by Jessica Hromas