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11/17/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/17/2020 02:35

Art Basel shifts Hong Kong fair from March to May 2021

Art Basel shifts Hong Kong fair from March to May 2021

Art Basel today postponed its Hong Kong fair, which was scheduled to take place in March 2021, to May 2021 in response to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic including travel restrictions. The 2021 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from May 21 to May 23, 2021, with preview days on May 19 and May 20, 2021.

MCH GroupNov 17, 2020 · 2 min read

This decision was taken in close consultation with gallerists, collectors, partners, and external experts, with the goal of ensuring that the fair will be attended by the largest possible number of collectors, curators, and arts professionals from Art Basel's global network, while protecting the health and safety of everyone concerned.

Adeline Ooi, Director Asia, Art Basel said: 'We believe shifting the fair to May is the right decision given the current development of the pandemic and its impact on international travel restrictions. By taking the decision early, our aim is to support our galleries in advance planning for their 2021 programs. We very much look forward to hosting our show in May next year and to welcoming gallerists, collectors, and art lovers back to Hong Kong at that time.'

Further details on the fair as well as the names of participating galleries will be announced early next year. In the meantime, Art Basel is focusing on Hong Kong Spotlight by Art Basel, a showcase of 22 Hong Kong-based galleries, all of whom have participated in previous editions of Art Basel Hong Kong, at Fine Art Asia from November 27 to 30, 2020.

The next edition of Art Basel's Online Viewing Rooms - 'OVR: Miami Beach' - will take place from December 4 to 6, with VIP preview days from December 2 to 4, featuring leading international galleries who were accepted to the 2020 edition of the Miami Beach show.

Upcoming Art Basel shows:
Hong Kong, May 21-23, 2021
Basel, June 17-20, 2021
Miami Beach, December 2-5, 2021

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