Art Basel Hong Kong 2016
The turnout this year was way larger than previous years from my recollection. The lines for tickets purchase were long and the halls packed. I wish I had more time to spend over the week, but I was on a few conference calls while at the exhibition. Still grateful to have made it to Hong Kong to see old friends who flew in for Art Basel.
You’ve probably read various sources and reviews, so this blog post isn’t about that. It seems that the art world purchases hasn’t seen the big slump as predicted. While the works shown this year were more understated, they were still brilliantly curated and my gallerist friend reported comparable sales to last year and not as dismal as the market made it out to be.
Here are some of my favourites that made me smile and giggle.
Australian artist Patricia Piccinini and her series of art pieces that challenges the science in today’s world on genetic modification, cloning etc, and here we have a cute human hedgehog in a cow udders cocoon?? hybrid.
Always loved Tony Oursler’s work
Took a closer look at this 9000+ buddhas, everyone was wielding their giant DSLR about, but I don’t think anyone saw the smiley sticker.
Stunning pieces by South Korean artist Kyungah Ham – can you believe this is made of textiles? A wonderful tapestry woven together
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