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Arts Art Insiders: How To Survive Hong Kong Art Week

Art Insiders: How To Survive Hong Kong Art Week

Art Insiders: How To Survive Hong Kong Art Week
By Hong Kong Tatler
March 18, 2019
Four of Hong Kong's art experts reveal what they'll be seeing, doing, drinking and eating during this year's Art Week

1/4 William Zhao

William Zhao
William Zhao

William Zhao, Art collector, curator and critic; Editor-at-Large (Art & Design), Hong Kong Tatler

When I get to Art Basel in Hong Kong…

I’ll head straight to the booth of 47 Canal, a gallery from New York. They work with an artist that I’ve been looking at for the past two years, so I wonder if they’ll bring her works to Hong Kong. I can’t tell you which artist—I don’t want anyone to get to her work before me.

Outside the fair…

I’ll go to M+’s show, Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint.

When I need to refuel…

I’ll go to Duddell’s. I always like their char siu pork and during Art Week they always host special events, which I’m very excited about.

To stretch my mind…

I’ll attend Asia Art Archive’s programme of talks. 

Looking for a nightcap? Head to…

Dai Bing. It opened at the end of 2018 in Sheung Wan. They sometimes invite bands, musicians and DJs—like Kenneth Christiansen—for special events.

To survive Art Week…

Leave the parties early. Head home and get some sleep to prepare for the next day.

2/4 Reina Chau

Reina Chau
Reina Chau

Reina Chau, Partner of Ni-Chi; art collector

When I get to Art Basel in Hong Kong…

My first stops will be Kurimanzutto and Mendes Wood. They always host cool presentations. Then I’ll go to 303 Gallery, Michael Werner Gallery and Isabella Bortolozzi Galerie to see their elegant shows.

Outside the fair…

A must-see is Taka Ishii’s boutique-gallery on St Francis Yard. This month, they’re showing lighting designer Michael Anastassiades, so it’s a bit of art and a bit of design. I’m also looking forward to K11 Art Foundation’s exhibition Glow Like That. K11 Art Foundation shows are always fascinating.

I can’t miss…

Pearl Lam’s dinner—a gathering of friends, collectors, curators and museum and foundation directors from around the world. If you’re up for a late night, then head to Empty Gallery’s rave.

Looking for a nightcap? Head to…

The Chinnery Bar at the Mandarin Oriental, which has old-world charm and makes the best martinis in town.

To survive Art Week…

Drink Berocca.

See also: 10 Global Art Exhibitions To See In 2019

3/4 Ivan Pun

Ivan Pun
Ivan Pun

Ivan Pun, Founder of Pun + Projects

When I get to Art Basel in Hong Kong…

I’ll go to see Nova Contemporary’s solo presentation of the Burmese artist Moe Satt, who I have worked with previously at TS1, my art initiative in Yangon. I’ll also go to New York Gallery Matthew Marks, which is coming to the fair for the first time. They’re hosting a special presentation of works by Ellsworth Kelly, whose art is rarely seen in Asia.

I can’t miss…

Simon Lee Gallery’s lunch at Yung Kee. This year the dinner I’m most looking forward to is one being hosted by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, who is going to be cooking from his yet-to-be-released cookbook, Bastard Kitchen.

To stretch my mind…

I’ll attend artist Zhang Peili’s talk at Asia Art Archive.

When I need to refuel…

You’ll find me at the Pansodan, my Burmese restaurant pop-up project in Sai Ying Pun.

To survive Art Week…

Don’t stop—or you’ll drop.

See also: Ivan Pun To Open The Pansodan Pop-Up In Hong Kong This March

4/4 Elaine Ng Yan-ling

Elaine Ng Yan-ling
Elaine Ng Yan-ling

Elaine Ng Yan-Ling, Artist; founder of the Fabrick Lab

When I get to Art Basel in Hong Kong…

First I’ll visit my own piece in the UBS VIP Lounge. I’ve been commissioned by UBS to design a series of interactive sculptures called Nexus, which are powered by global air quality data collected by UBS Evidence Lab. Then I’ll go to SCAI The Bathhouse’s booth—I really like their SCAI Park in Tokyo.

Outside the fair…

I’m also involved in another innovative show called Weave, which is being hosted by Loupe at PMQ. If you’re in that part of town, I’d also recommend H Queen’s. There’s a variety of galleries there, including David Zwirner.

To stretch my mind…

I’m going on the Heritage Is Innovation guided tour of Haw Par Mansion hosted by the Design Trust.

When I need to refuel…

I’ll be at Samsen for its wagyu beef noodles and Chekka for chai tea.

To survive Art Week…

Wear Feiyu trainers when walking around the art fair and always bring your S’well bottle with you to stay hydrated.

See also: Lux Noctis: A Look Inside Photographer Reuben Wu’s Upcoming Book

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