Taking on art fair season, regardless of what country you’re in, can be incredibly intimidating and overwhelming. One often feels “art-overload”, more commonly described as an over-saturation of art content. The 2019 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong features 242 premier galleries from 36 countries and territories across Asia, Europe, North and South America, the Middle East and Africa. Navigating your way around all the other exhibitions, fringe and satellite events can sometimes be a whole other pursuit of its own.
Image courtesy of Art Basel Hong Kong
Image courtesy of Art Basel Hong Kong
Tackling the aforementioned, Curagenda offers its signature VIP trip that coincides with the seventh edition of Art Basel Hong Kong. From 21 to 30 March 2019, the Art Basel Hong Kong and Shanghai Expedition will offer a 2-part 10-day journey, with 6 days in Hong Kong and a 4-day Shanghai Pearl of the Orient excursion with events hosted by TANK and Modern Media. The experience aims to both optimise and balance your time in the city, showing you the best of Hong Kong during the art week, local heritage, culinary delights, and key influencers who are shaping the art scene. During the week’s festivities, there will be plenty of socializing opportunities over breakfasts, brunches, dinners and art parties. Curagenda’s VIP benefit also includes exclusive access to our private art club partner in the center of Hong Kong.
On the agenda across these 6 days is, of course, Art Basel Hong Kong, including attendance to its VIP Preview and Vernissage as well as Art Central’s Preview. You will also get the chance to be shown around the M+ Pavillion by their curator, where “Noguchi for Danh Vo: Counterpoint” is on show . Duddell’s Private Arts Club will be opening their new exhibition, where you will be given VIP access and be welcomed by Duddell’s owner and collector Alan Lo. Held at Duddell’s will be a special 2-Michelin star menu designed for guests of Curagenda . Asia Society Hong Kong will also be hosting a private tour and lunch at AMMO.
Pedder Building, Hong Kong.
Art Basel Hong Kong Private Dinner, Duddells.
These events will be carefully organised around gallery hosted private events and artists dinners, allowing you to interact with the movers and shakers of the art scene. Walks around Wong Chuk Hang and Sheung Wan districts will broaden your scope of the arts in Hong Kong, along with artists studio visits.
Hauser and Wirth, Hong Kong.
These 4 days in Shanghai includes visits to top contemporary art institutions, galleries, artists and museums and cultural sites in this booming city. Shanghai has contrasting reputations both for its grandeur and its decadence. A century ago, it enjoyed unrivaled status as the cultural and economic center of East Asia. old Shanghai evoked an exotic mix of glamour, mystery, and modernity. As a result of the Foreign Concessions – parts of the city administered by the British, the Americans, the French and the Japanese – Shanghai has a unique blend of cultures, values and architecture.
Long Museum Shanghai. Image courtesy of Dezeen.
Amanyangyun Private Excursion
Thirteen antique villas dating from the Ming and Qing dynasty form the core of this remarkable resort, designed by Kerry Hill Architects. To them have been added a further 24 Courtyard suites, a vast spa representative of Aman’s increasing emphasis on wellness, and a rich variety of restaurants. Surrounded by ancient camphor trees and bordering Qizhong Forest Park in the Minhang district of greater Shanghai, Amanyangyun lies approximately an hour away from the city centre. An extraordinary story of preservation and heritage underlies Amanyangyun, molding its character.
How Art Museum Dinner
Over the 4 days, you will visit West Bund galleries and contemporary art museums, get a VIP Tour of the new up-and-coming TANK Shanghai welcomed by collector and founder Qiao Zhibing, artist studio visits of Xu Zhen and other leading artists, and an art brunch at Xin Qiao Art Complex and meet artists such as Birdhead and Hu We. You will also get the chance to visit NOWNESS China’s HQ and ateliers with its editors.
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