243 galleries show artwork at Art Basel Hong Kong-Xinhua

243 galleries show artwork at Art Basel Hong Kong

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-03-28 21:18:00

HONG KONG, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Art Basel Hong Hong opened Thursday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, showcasing artworks from 243 galleries worldwide through Saturday.

The Hong Kong edition of the world's largest art fair this year features six sections housing artworks from both established and up-and-coming artists.

"Hong Kong is a big art market filled with collectors, curators and art enthusiasts from around the world," said Pedro Gohlke, director of a gallery based in Madrid, while fielding inquiries from a crowd of show-goers.

Art Basel was founded in Basel, Switzerland in 1970, and first came to Hong Kong in 2013. It is now held in Basel, Miami of the United States and Hong Kong respectively each year.

Concurrent with Art Basel, Art Central, another international art fair, is also being held in Hong Kong. Slated through Sunday, this year's event is the biggest since it was launched in 2015.