Beyond Basel: 9 Satellite Fairs And Exhibitions To See In March 2019
1/9 Art Central
When: March 27 to 31
No longer the new kid on the block, the Art Central fair returns this year with shows presented by 107 international galleries. Curator Kwok Ying will once again curate the fair’s Projects sector, which features large-scale installations, while 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art from Sydney has devised an exciting programme of performance art. The Asia Society presents the fair’s debates and discussions.
Don’t miss Hong Kong gallery Over The Influence’s group presentation of leading street artists from around the world, including Cleon Peterson, Invader, Vhils, Shepard Fairey and more.
Art Central, Central Harbourfront Event Space, Hong Kong, +852 2174 0322. artcentralhongkong.com
2/9 Asia Contemporary Art Show
When: March 30 to April 1
This hotel art fair returns for its 14th edition, showcasing over 2,500 artworks—including paintings, sculpture and photography—in 85 of the Conrad Hong Kong’s rooms. This year sees the introduction of the Intersections: China platform, which highlights art inspired by traditional Chinese techniques or subject matter.
Asia Contemporary Art Show, Conrad Hong Kong, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2811 9015. asiacontemporaryart.com
3/9 Roth Bar & Grill
When: March 25 to 31
Hauser & Wirth gallery’s restaurant, Roth Bar & Grill, which is based in Somerset, England, is popping up at Hong Kong’s Cobo House during Art Week to offer two tailor-made cocktails and two special dishes that combine local flavours and British ingredients.
Gallerist Iwan Wirth and Adrian Cheng have selected artworks to be exhibited in Cobo House during the pop-up.
Cobo House, 8-12 South Lane, Sai Wan, Hong Kong, +852 2656 3088. cobosocial.com; hauserwirth.com
4/9 Richard Lin Retrospective
When: March 18 to 30
Bonhams is showcasing 30 rare paintings by Taiwanese minimalist artist Richard Lin at its gallery. This is the first exhibition in Hong Kong of Lin’s works, which are celebrated for merging Chinese calligraphy and Western abstraction.
Richard Lin Restrospective, Bonhams Hong Kong, Suite 2001, One Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2918 4321. bonhams.com
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5/9 Enlightening Times
When: March 24 to June 23
Michelin-starred restaurant Duddell’s is hosting a joint show of Mainland Chinese artists Wang Guangle and Li Shurui. All works on show are from the collection of young art collector John Dodelande and were chosen for this show by curator Jérôme Sans, co-founder of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
Duddell’s Hong Kong, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2525 9191. duddells.co
6/9 First Open
When: March 25 to 28
This Christie’s auction on March 29 features works by some of the world’s most sought-after artists, including Banksy, Yayoi Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara and Kaws. Whether you plan to bid or not, don’t miss the preview exhibition in The James Christie Room, where you can see all of these works in the flesh.
The James Christie Room, 22/F Alexandra House, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2760 1766. christies.com
7/9 Objets Nomades
When: March 23 to 31
Launched in 2012, Louis Vuitton’s acclaimed Objets Nomades collection comprises a series of travel-inspired objects, from hammocks to living room furniture, all designed by an array of renowned creatives. In December last year, Louis Vuitton unveiled three new additions to the collection: a table by Atelier Biagetti with a rippling leather base, a glass vase by Tokujin Yoshioka and a circular dining table by Atelier Oï. These joined pieces by design stars including the Campana Brothers, Barber & Osgerby, India Mahdavi, Patricia Urquiola and Hong Kong’s own André Fu.
During Art Week, Louis Vuitton will unveil a brand new Objets Nomades work that’s been designed by experimental London-based studio Raw Edges. This new addition will then be exhibited alongside other Objets Nomades pieces in an exhibition at the Central Magistracy building at Tai Kwun. Local designer Joyce Wang—who’s behind chic and sophisticated interiors including Mott 32 and the rooms at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental—has designed the scenography of the exhibition. Members of the public who wish to attend can register on Louis Vuitton’s website from March 16.
Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3559 2600. taikwun.hk; hk.louisvuitton.com
See also: Time Traveller: Joyce Wang Brings Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades Showcase To Life
8/9 The Shapes of Water
When: March 27 to April 14
To celebrate Fendi’s decade of participation in Design Miami, Dutch designer Sabine Marcelis created 10 resin fountains for the brand for a special exhibition at the fair. This month, the show is coming to the Landmark Atrium, where Fendi will also showcase new Peekaboo bags customised by local artists and designers.
Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2500 0555. fendi.com
When: March 15 to March 29
Those who missed Design Miami last December are in luck: British artist Bethan Laura Wood’s installation from the show is now coming to Old Bailey in Hong Kong. Commissioned by Perrier-Jouët, Wood’s installation takes the form of a tree crafted from man-made materials, including stained glass and sheets of aluminium.
Old Bailey, 2/F JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2877 8711. oldbailey.hk
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