Art Basel Hong Kong: The big picture

  • Arts
  • Friday, 25 Mar 2016

Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima’s light installation for Art Basel Hong Kong entitled Time Waterfall is projected onto the facade of the International Commerce Centre on the Kowloon waterfront. Photos: AFP

Giant gold cubes designed to be defaced and a large-scale tribute to Hong Kong’s lowly cardboard sellers took centre stage as Art Basel opened its doors in the city on March 22.

VIP guests flooded into the sprawling two-floor exhibition at the harbourfront convention centre, with more than 200 galleries from around the world hoping collectors will bite, despite China’s economic downturn. Tuesday’s opening kicked off two days of private views before the public are given access today, in a week when Hong Kong becomes a frenzy of art events.

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