Hong Kong’s biggest art fair, Art Basel, will resume its pre-pandemic scale in its forthcoming 2024 edition by showcasing 242 renowned international galleries from 40 countries and territories. The event, which will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 28-30, 2024, will put the spotlight on the rich art scenes of Asia and beyond, with more than half of all exhibitors operating spaces in the region. There will also be Preview Days on March 26 and 27.

Art enthusiasts who attend the event will get a chance to see 68 galleries returning after a hiatus, including notable names like Galerie Lelong & Co. from France, Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M. from Italy, kurimanzutto from Mexico, and Experimenter from India. In addition, 25 galleries from across Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas will join the fair for the first time. In all, there will be 65 more exhibitors at the upcoming edition of the event, compared to the previous edition.

The fair will give visitors an overview of artistic production across the Asia-Pacific region — from historical rediscoveries to work by contemporary practitioners — at three of its main sectors. The highlight will be Galleries, which will feature 200 of the world’s leading galleries presenting artworks of the highest quality from their expansive programs. This section will highlight textile art and its diversity, digital art, and 20th-century masters and exceptional historical works.

The Discoveries sector is dedicated to solo presentations by emerging artists and will feature 22 galleries. Several presentations will tackle the complex topics of urban development and the shifting nature of public space in the modern age. Meanwhile, the Insights sector will comprise 20 galleries focusing on artists from Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, with an emphasis on historical presentations.

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There will also be project-based sectors, such as Kabinett and Encounters, as well as the Film and Conversations. The details for these sections have not yet been announced.

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From the Middle East to the Far East and a couple of places in between, Anjali has lived in no fewer than seven cities in Asia, and has travelled extensively in the region. She worked as a lifestyle journalist in India before coming to Hong Kong, where her favourite thing to do is island-hopping with her daughter. You can check out her musings on motherhood, courtesy her Instagram profile.

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