Why Mess With Success?: Art Basel Hong Kong


Art Basel Hong Kong, the new moniker for Art HK since it is under 60 percent ownership of Art Basel, has announced its May 2013 exhibitor lineup.

Other than the new name, the fair (May 23-May 26) stays the course set by founding director Magnus Renfrew, who is now one of three members of Art Basel’s executive committee. The fair will again be in four sections; the number of exhibitors, at 245, is down only slightly from last year’s 266; as she did last year, Yuko Hasegawa will curate the Encounters section (showing large-scale works); the size of the prize, at $25,000, remains the same; as in past years, the fair will take place at the futuristically designed Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Exhibiting galleries come from 35 countries, with more than 50 percent hailing from Asia and the Asia-Pacific region-stretching from Turkey and the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent through Australia and New Zealand. Notably, some 28 of these galleries have exhibition spaces in Hong Kong, and for as many as 48 galleries the fair will be a Hong Kong debut.

The main section of the fair, the gallery section, will feature 171 modern and contemporary exhibitors. First-time participants include 303 Gallery (New York), Andréhn-Schiptjenko (Stockholm), Dirimart (Istanbul), Dominique Levy Gallery (New York), Galerie OMR (Mexico City) and Wentrup (Berlin), among others.

Other sections will be dubbed Insights, Discoveries and Encounters. Insights includes 47 galleries from Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, all showing projects devised for the fair. Discoveries presents solo and two-person exhibitions by international emerging artists, organized by 27 galleries, and features a $25,000 prize. Curated again this year by Yuko Hasegawa, chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, and organizer of the upcoming Sharjah Biennial, the Encounters section offers large-scale sculptural and installation works, sited throughout the fair.

The exhibitor list, organized by fair section:


10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R

100 Tonson Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

1301PE, Los Angeles, USA

303 Gallery, New York, USA

Acquavella Galleries , New York, USA

Alan Cristea Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Alisan Fine Arts, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France

Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, USA

Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm , Sweden

Anna Ning Fine Art, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Annely Juda Fine Art, London, United Kingdom

Arario Gallery, Cheonan, Korea

Ark Galerie, Jakarta, Indonesia

Arndt Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Atlas Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Aye Gallery, Beijing, China

Beck & Eggeling, Dusseldorf, Germany

Beijing Art Now Gallery, Beijing, China

Beijing Commune, Beijing, China

Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Bernard Jacobson, London, United Kingdom

Bernier / Eliades, Athens, Greece

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, USA

Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

Buchmann Galerie, Berlin, Germany

carlier | gebauer, Berlin, Germany

Casa Triângulo , São Paulo , Brazil

Cecilia de Torres, Ltd., New York, USA

Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, India

Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

David Zwirner, New York, USA

de Sarthe Gallery, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Delhi Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

Diana Stigter, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dirimart, Ä°stanbul, Turkey

Dominique Levy Gallery, New York, USA

Eslite Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R

Gajah Gallery, Singapore, Singapore

Galería Joan Prats, Barcelona, Spain

Galeria Nara Roesler, São Paulo, Brazil

Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico

Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, Portugal

Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

Galerie Eigen + Art, Berlin, Germany

Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland

Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden, Germany

Galerie Gmurzynska, Zürich, Switzerland

Galerie Hans Mayer, Dusseldorf, Germany

Galerie Karsten Greve, St Moritz, Switzerland

Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna, Austria

Galerie Lelong, New York, USA

Galerie Mark Müller, Zürich, Switzerland

Galerie Mezzanin , Vienna, Austria

Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris / Brussels, Paris, France

Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France

Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing-Lucerne, Lucerne, Switzerland

Galerist, Istanbul, Turkey

Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy

Galleria d’Arte Maggiore G.A.M., Bologna , Italy

Galleria Lorcan O’Neill Roma, Rome, Italy

Gallery EXIT, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R

Gallery IHN, Seoul, Korea

Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo, Japan

Gallery Skape, Seoul, Korea

Gandhara-art, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Gladstone Gallery, New York, USA

Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

GRIMM, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Grotto Fine Art, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Harris Lieberman, New York, USA

Hauser & Wirth, Zürich, Switzerland

Ibid, London, United Kingdom

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

James Cohan Gallery, New York, USA

Jensen Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Jorge Mara – La Ruche, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kaikai Kiki Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, USA

Kerlin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

Kukje Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Langgeng, Magelang, Indonesia

Leandro Navarro, Madrid, Spain

Lehmann Maupin , Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA

Lia Rumma, Milan, Italy

Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

Lisson Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Lombard Freid Gallery, New York, USA

Long March Space, Beijing, China

Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, USA

Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, USA

Marlborough Gallery, New York, USA

Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy

Max Wigram Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Mayoral Galeria D’Art, Barcelona, Spain

McCaffrey Fine Art, New York, USA

Michael Werner, New York, USA

Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Murray White Room, Melbourne, Australia

Nadi Gallery, Jakarta , Indonesia

Nanzuka, Tokyo, Japan

Nature Morte, New Delhi, India

Neugerriemschneider, Berlin, Germany

ONE AND J. Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R

Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Pace, Beijing, China

Pace Prints, New York, USA

Paragon, London, United Kingdom

Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, USA

Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Pékin Fine Arts, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany

Peter Blum Gallery, New York, USA

Pilar Corrias, London, United Kingdom

PKM Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Platform China , Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R

Polígrafa Obra Gráfica, Barcelona, Spain

Project 88, Mumbai, India

Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, USA

Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago, USA

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Rossi & Rossi, London, United Kingdom

Sadie Coles HQ, London, United Kingdom

Sakshi Gallery, Synergy Art Foundation Ltd., Mumbai , India

SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, USA

Shanghai Gallery of Art, Shanghai, China

ShanghART, Shanghai, China

ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan

Sies + Höke , Dusseldorf, Germany

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, USA

Silverlens, Manila, Philippines

Simon Lee Gallery, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore, Singapore

Soka Art, Taipei, Taiwan

Sprüth Magers Berlin London, Berlin , Germany

Starkwhite Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London, United Kingdom

Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

The Breeder, Athens, Greece

The Drawing Room, Manila, Philippines

The Guild , Mumbai, India

Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei , Taiwan

Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Tornabuoni Art, Paris, France

Vadehra Art Gallery, New Delhi, India

Van de Weghe, New York, USA

Victoria Miro, London, United Kingdom

Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou & Beijing, China

Volte Gallery, Mumbai, India

Wako Works of Art, Tokyo, Japan

Wentrup, Berlin, Germany

White Cube, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

White Space Beijing, Beijing, China

Wilkinson, London, United Kingdom

XL GALLERY, Moscow, Russia

Yamamoto Gendai, Tokyo, Japan

Yvon Lambert, Paris, France



313 Art Project, Seoul, Korea

A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, Chengdu, China

Arataniurano, Tokyo, Japan

Art:1 by Mondecor Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia

Artcourt Gallery, Osaka, Japan

Artinformal, Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Blindspot Gallery, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

CAIS Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R

CDA-Projects Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey

Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, China

Chan Hampe Galleries, Singapore, Singapore

Dianne Tanzer gallery + projects, Melbourne, Australia

Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Edwin’s Gallery, Jakarta , Indonesia

Exhibit320, New Delhi, India

FEAST Projects, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R

Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China

Galeri Canna, Jakarta, Indonesia

Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Mumbai, India

Galerie Ora-Ora, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Gallery EM, Seoul, Korea

Gallery Side 2, Tokyo, Japan

Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Kobe, Japan

Gallery Yang, Beijing, China

Hadrien de Montferrand Gallery, Beijing, China

ifa gallery, Shanghai, China

Magician Space, Beijing, China

Manila Contemporary , Manila, Philippines

Misa Shin Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Neon Parc, Melbourne, Australia

Park Ryu Sook Gallery, Seoul, Korea

Pi Artworks, Istanbul, Turkey

Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane, Australia

Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Semarang Gallery, Semarang, Indonesia

Sin Sin Fine Art, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R

Standing Pine, Nagoya, Japan

Star Gallery, Beijing, China

Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia

Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne, Australia

Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Xin Dong Cheng Gallery, Beijing, China

X-ist, Istanbul, Turkey

XVA Gallery , Dubai, UAE

Y++ | Wada Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan

Yuka Tsuruno, Tokyo, Japan

Yumiko Chiba Associates viewing room Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan



2P Contemporary Art Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R

Aike-Dellarco, Shanghai, China

Balice Hertling, Paris, France

BolteLang, Zürich, Switzerland

Francesca Minini, Milan, Italy

Galeria Plan B , Cluj, Romania

Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong , Hong Kong S.A.R

Galleria S.A.L.E.S., Roma, Italy

Galleryske, Bangalore, India

Juliètte Jongma, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Kalfayan Galleries, Athens, Greece

Karma International, Zürich, Switzerland

Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China

Lisa Cooley, New York, USA

Mendes Wood, São Paulo, Brazil

Monitor, Rome, Italy

mother’s tankstation, Dublin, Ireland

Munjin-To Production, Tokyo, Japan

Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, United Kingdom

RaebervonStenglin, Zürich, Switzerland

Rokeby, London, United Kingdom

Saamlung, Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R

Seven Art, New Delhi, India

Take Ninagawa, Tokyo, Japan

Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, Australia

Weingrüll, Karlsruhe, Germany

Workplace Gallery, Newcastle, United Kingdom