Art Basel Hong Kong launched its first quarantine-free edition since 2019, with two VIP preview days beginning March 21, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Reportedly its largest edition since the pandemic, with 171 exhibitors from 32 countries and territories participating in the 2023 edition, there is a lot for visitors to see.
Inadvertently, the latest edition of ABHK heighted the divisive discourse on whether Hong Kong still possesses the status of established art capital amid the rise of rival cities, not to mention the notion of soft power wielded by problematic governments across the world.
Yet proving two things can be true all at once, there were a fair number of gallery booths at the mega fair that brought something new, different, and even probed and explored the specific crises and conflicts of our time.
Below, a look at the best eight presentations on show at the 2023 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, which runs until March 25.