These Are Hong Kong Art Week's Most Exclusive VIP Parties

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March 12, 2018 | BY Hong Kong Tatler

From champagne-fuelled exhibition openings to star-studded gala dinners, these are the most exclusive VIP happenings in Hong Kong for Art Week 2018. Which ones will you be attending?

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Asia Contemporary Art Show VIP preview

When: Friday, March 23

The Asia Contemporary Art Show kicks off festivities with its invitation-only VIP preview at Conrad Hong Kong, where galleries turn hotel rooms into exhibition spaces. The UnionPay Private View is from 4pm to 6pm, followed by the UnionPay VIP Collector’s Preview from 6pm to 9pm when art-world insiders from near and far gather for the first party of the week. 

Find out more at asiacontemporaryart.com

See also: 50 Biggest Art Collectors In Asia

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Louis Vuitton's Objets Nomades opening

When: Saturday, March 24

Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades collection is coming to Hong Kong from 24 March to April 2. Don't miss your chance to see this range of stylish furniture and travel objects created by some of the world's greatest design stars, including Marcel Wanders, the Campana Brothers and India Mahdavi. 

Register for the Objets Nomades collection from March 16 on louisvuitton.com

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Art Central VIP preview

When: Monday, March 26

It’s that time of year again when Art Central takes over Central Harbourfront, its marquee surrounded by the city’s sea of glittering skyscrapers. From 6 pm onwards, the who’s who of Hong Kong’s art scene descend for the fair’s VIP preview, where they’ll get a first glimpse of this year’s show while sipping on champagne

Find out more at artcentralhongkong.com

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The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association's Art Gallery Night

When: Monday, March 26 

The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association hosts its Art Gallery Night from 6 pm to 8 pm, which sees galleries in Central’s historic Pedder Building–including Gagosian, Pearl Lam, Simon Lee and Lehmann Maupin–launch their new exhibitions with champagne receptions. 

Find out more at hk-aga.org

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New exhibitions at H Queen's 

When: Monday, March 26

Galleries in Hong Kong’s coolest new art hub, H Queen’s, are popping bottles to open their latest exhibitions. The building is home to elite spaces such as David Zwirner, Galerie Ora-Ora and Hauser & Wirth. 

Find out more at hqueens.com.hk

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amfAR Gala

When: Monday, March 26

Hong Kong’s fourth amfAR Gala, hosted by Pansy Ho, is on at Shaw Studios. At this annual event, which raises funds for HIV/AIDS research, Hong Kong’s glitterati, along with international celebrities, are honouring American artist KAWS as well as philanthropist and longtime HIV/AIDS activist, Cathy Lee.

Find out more at amfar.org

See also: Stephen King's 'Rhythms In Nature' Exhibition Opening Party

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Art Basel VIP Preview

When: Tuesday, March 27

The main event is finally here! The Art Basel VIP Preview runs from 2pm to 8pm and is when art collectors do the bulk of their buying, long before the public even gets a glimpse of the art on offer. 

Find out more at artbasel.com

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Jennifer Yum, David Zwirner and Leo Xu, the David Zwirner Hong Kong team. (Photo: Courtesy of David Zwirner)
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David Zwirner exclusive party

When: Tuesday, March 27

The city’s most-invited will now head to a dizzying mix of VIP dinners and events hosted by galleries. First up, David Zwirner is putting on an exclusive party and we hear that his artists Jeff Koons and Wolfgang Tillmans will be in attendance.

Find out more at davidzwirner.com.hk

See also: Wolfgang Tillmans And David Zwirner Land In Hong Kong

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MEDIA X MUMM Harbour Party at Art Central

When: Tuesday, March 27

You know what they say—rosé all day! Or in this case, all night. This high energy party taking place in the Art Central marquee will launch the brand new Mumm Grand Cordon Rosé from 9pm-12am.

Find out more at artcentralhongkong.com

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Hong Kong Tatler x The Artling Art Party

When: Wednesday, March 28

Clear your diaries because tonight is the party that everyone is talking about: the invite-only Hong Kong Tatler x The Artling Art Party, sponsored by Hublot and taking place at the rooftop bar of the city’s newest five-star hotel, The Murray.

And since art isn't limited to just canvases, world-famous tattoo artist and Hublot collaborator, Maxime Buchi, will be doing live tattoos at the event for those looking to get some seriously beautiful body art. 

See also: First Look: Inside The Murray, Hong Kong

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Intelligence Squared debate

When: Wednesday, March 28

If all of this art has got you thinking and has put you in the mood for some serious art talk, head to Intelligence Squared’s annual debate. It's from 6:30pm to 8pm. This year's topic is "Art is for pleasure not politics: Contemporary art has no power to change the world". 

Find out more at intelligencesquared.asia

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Asia Society Hong Kong's annual gala dinner

When: Thursday, March 29

Head to JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong for Asia Society Hong Kong’s annual gala dinner from 6pm, where they’ll be celebrating the winners of their Asia Arts Game Changer Awards.

Find out more at asiasociety.org

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LACMA party

When: Thursday, March 29

Dino Sadhwani is hosting an invitation-only party for LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) at the iconic Jumbo Kingdom Floating Restaurant.

See also: 11 Gallerists Who Changed The Art Scene In Hong Kong

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