BASEL.- Art Basel
announced that from 2015 onwards Art Basel in Hong Kong will take place in March. The new timing will be significantly more convenient for participating galleries, collectors, curators, and the artworld in general, enabling a broader international audience to attend the leading fair in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region.
The show dates for Art Basel in Hong Kong 2015 have been confirmed as follows:
Preview (by invitation): Friday evening, March 13, and all day Saturday, March 14, 2015
Public Show Dates: Sunday, March 15 to Tuesday, March 17, 2015
'We are delighted to have secured dates that will help Art Basel's show in Hong Kong reach its full potential as a key fixture on the international art calendar,' says Magnus Renfrew, Director Asia, Art Basel. 'We are confident that the new March dates will encourage premier galleries worldwide to apply for the show and lead to an even stronger presence of collectors, curators and museum directors from around the world.'
Noting that the date shift was complex, Renfrew adds, 'We are very grateful to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre's leadership team for their tireless efforts to make this possible within their particularly popular venue for international shows.'
The 2014 show takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the host venue for Art Basel in Asia, from Thursday, May 15 to Sunday, May 18, with the Preview (by invitation only) on Wednesday, May 14.