From art fairs and world-class exhibitions to arty eating & drinking – March is going to be BIG.
Hong Kong Art Week is a celebrated feature in the global art world and a highlight event in Hong Kong’s social calendar. With a jam packed week of lots to do, see & eat, here are our recommendations of what not to miss – see you there!
|Fairs, Exhibitions and Everything In-between|
| Art Central
First Night, 21 March, Open to Public 23-26 March
Art Central is back! Hong Kong’s most dynamic contemporary art fair opens to the public from 23-26 March 2016 on Central Harbourfront, once again showcasing the next generation of talent alongside some of the most established names from across Asia and the globe. With 75% of galleries hailing from greater Asia, Art Central presents the very best of what is happening in the region.
The energetic program boasts contemporary exhibitions, large-scale installations, cutting-edge new media, panel discussions, Hong Kong’s hottest eateries and much more…
Here are some highlights not to miss:
This year’s fair focusses on art that moves. New media, digital and performance art will be shown in the MEDIA X MUMM exhibition supported by Official Champagne partner, G.H. Mumm
First Night kicks off Art Week with a bang on Monday 21 March 5-9pm with a first peek of the fair and an evening of art & Champagne
An event for the whole family over the Easter break, Art Central partners with Art Loopand The Sovereign Art Foundation for interactive kids activities including tours, live mural painting and an Art Treasure Hunt
An experimental film program by Hong Hong’s own Experimenta will be showing independent film shorts from emerging filmmakers ranging from Algeria to Bahrain
Snap up tickets for Art Central at www.hkticketing.com with 2 for 1 on tickets bought in advance.
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|Massimo de Carlo Gallery
#MassimodeCarlo #MDC #YanPeiMing
Don’t miss the opening of prestigious international gallery Massimo De Carlo in the heart of central, Pedder Building. Their first Asian gallery launches with a solo exhibition ‘It Takes a Lifetime to Become Young’by painter Yan Pei-Ming on 21 March.
| Event Horizon
#BritishCouncilHongKong #K11ArtFoundation #LookUp
Look up and tour the city’s most extensive public art installation, Anthony Gormley’s Event Horizon.
Join the Art Week Media Guided Tours on 21 & 23 March, also available for Art Basel and Art Central VIPs, or take it at your own pace by downloading the map here: http://www.eventhorizon.hk/
Arty Eating & Drinking
| Eating & Drinking @ Art Central
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Foodie’s rejoice – Art Central brings the hottest dining experiences to Art Week, because food and art go hand-in-hand!
Black Sheep Restaurant’s new neo-Parisian bistroBelon will be serving up French-rooted yet locally-influenced dishes at the fair’s exclusive pop-up restaurant.
Fair-goers can enjoy beer and burger harbourside in the Street Food area with DJs and food from Hong Kong dining favourites including Brickhouse, Beef and Liberty, TRi and XYC Gelato.
Art Central will be the proud home of this year’s much anticipated Absolute Art Bar. The collaboration with UK artist James Ostrer and his alter ego and spiritual guide, Guru Jimmy, will offer an immersive experience reminiscent of a technicoloured spiritual ashram with beanbag chairs and rainbow-coloured mixed cocktails.
G.H MUMM keeps glasses topped up at the fair’sChampagne Bar, those who want to sip as they view the art can what’s app their order for on-demand champagne delivered to booth locations.
ZUMA will be hosting the second Absolut Art Bar to bring the Absolut Spirituality Ashram to the Landmark-based bar and lounge.
Inspired by the artist’s spiritual guide, Guru Jimmy, ZUMA will offer four rainbow-coloured cocktails in addition to vibrant maki and interpretative fruit platters. Guests who present their ticket from Art Central or Art Basel will receive a complimentary cocktail after the purchase of their first beverage at the bar from 8pm.
The Art Bar will be open from 12pm daily during Art Week, making ZUMA the perfect place to mingle after visiting Art Central or Art Basel.
| Tycoon Tann
Taking inspiration from art, Tycoon Tann is supporting young emerging Hong Kong artist Lewis Lau with his solo exhibition from 16 March to 31 March. Stop by for a meal or drink to see the new pieces which adorn the walls. His paintings are based on what elements of a photograph are important to a feeling or memory, bringing to life his emotions through art.
| Mak Mak
While venturing between Art Central and Art Basel, drop by the hidden door Thai restaurant with whimsical Grand Budapest Hotel inspired décor on the 2nd floor of The Landmark. Mak Mak will be serving HKD30 Singha beer and selected wines from 5 to 8pm daily.