Art Basel Hong Kong

Shipping costs are skyrocketing—and galleries are expected to be hit hard

Oil price increases and the inability to fly over Russian airspace has made sending art abroad, especially between East Asia and Europe, much more expensive

Art Basel forced to postpone Hong Kong fair until May due to rising Covid cases

Originally planned for March, it will now take place less than three weeks before the Swiss fair's flagship event in Basel

Art Basel Hong Kong hedges bets for March fair with Covid-contingency plan in May

Well over half the galleries participating in the fair are opting for satellite booths as travel restrictions continue to disrupt large-scale events

Artists Samson Young, Angela Su and Lee Kit donate works to fundraise for Hong Kong dealer Anthony Tao Xinshu's hospital treatment

The Gallery Exit founder was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm in December—now 43 artists are selling work to pay for his care

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Art Basel in Hong Kong: fair still on track to open amid calls to boycott city and tough coronavirus restrictions

Exhibitors are down from 242 to 104 in a condensed fair that runs alongside Art Central in the same venue from 21 to 23 May

Unlike Elon Musk, Ora-Ora gallery will be accepting Bitcoin at Art Basel in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong gallery will be among the first to use the new form of payment at the fair

Art Basel in Hong Kong postponed to May as coronavirus throws 2021 art fairs into disarray

Summer crush expected with Art Basel’s flagship show in Switzerland still scheduled for June and Taipei Dangdai moved back to July

Art Basel in Hong Kong and Art Central—under one roof in 2021

The two fairs will take place at the same time in the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in March

To encourage galleries, Art Basel in Hong Kong relaxes application criteria for 2021 fair

Galleries no longer required to have a physical space, down payments cut from 100% to 25% of stand fees and automatic re-admittance for 2020 ABHK exhibitors

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Will the loss of Hong Kong’s special trade status and stricter oversight from Beijing end its appeal as Asia’s biggest arts hub?

A new draconian law against protests imposed by Beijing and the end of a more open trade agreement with the US has the city’s arts community worried

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Muted sales in Art Basel’s online viewing rooms as art market turns to technological solutions amid coronavirus crisis

Dealers say expectations were low but are grateful to be in touch with the art community

Pyjamas and cava: the diary of an Art Basel VIP in an online world

A blow-by-blow account of the Hong Kong digital viewing rooms that launched this morning

Remembering Ulay. Plus, how coronavirus cancelled Art Basel in Hong Kong

We speak to Tate Modern curator Catherine Wood about the late Ulay, and to Marc Spiegler, Art Basel’s global director, about what happened in Hong Kong. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793

Coronavirus: Beijing's Jingart is the latest Asian art fair to cancel

A look at how the market is responding to the epidemic

Anna Brady. with additional reporting by Lisa Movius

Art Basel launches online viewing rooms following the cancellation of its Hong Kong edition

The debut of the digital initiative was moved to March to offer exhibitors a sales platform for the works they planned to show

'With changes come opportunities': first reactions to the cancellation of Art Basel in Hong Kong

Local galleries are determined to forge ahead after the fair announced it will not take place this year in light of coronavirus fears

Art Basel in Hong Kong cancelled

The decision comes a week after the World Health Organisation declared Coronavirus outbreak a global emergency and repeated calls for its cancellation from exhibitors

Growing unease among Art Basel in Hong Kong dealers as WHO brands coronavirus a ‘global emergency’

The fair's directors, meanwhile, say postponing or cancelling the fair “is a complex process”

Art Basel in Hong Kong exhibitors call for 50% discount as concerns mount over a drop off in collectors and freedom of expression

Galleries including Lévy Gorvy, Lisson and Sprüth Magers have expressed their concerns in a letter to the fair organisers

'All bets are off': Hong Kong protests cause insurance headaches for dealers heading to Art Basel

With pro-democracy demonstrations showing no sign of abating, the fair is working with a broker to offer galleries cover at 20 times the normal rate

Art Basel helps Hong Kong exhibitors offset extra costs

Fair organisers says the discounts are not "incentive to do the fair" but are "part of an effort to mitigate their additional expenses"

'This is not the end, this is not doomsday': Hong Kong fairs survive escalated violence in city

Law banning face masks sparks more protests and brings Metro and buses to a halt, but Fine Art Asia chief says impact on fair is minimal

Three exhibitions to see in Hong Kong this week

From Tishan Hsu's family photographs at Empty Gallery to a group show on violence set inside a former police station

Art Basel in Hong Kong, Richard Lin and the Met’s World Between Empires

We talk to Marc Spiegler, global director of Art Basel; discuss the forgotten artist Richard Lin; and speak to the curators of a New York exhibition on the ancient Middle East. Produced in association with Bonhams, auctioneers since 1793.

Stars Art Group, China's artistic freedom fighters, celebrate 40th anniversary

History repeats for avant-garde Beijing artists reflecting on groundbreaking exhibition and protests in 1979

Do Ho Suh has 2018's most popular contemporary art show, with 1.1 million visitors

Free exhibition of his installations at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC tops our Art's Most Popular survey

Landmark deal between Lacma and mega-collector Budi Tek moves a step closer

The Los Angeles museum's director Michael Govan is in Hong Kong this week to formally sign agreement

In pictures: hanging ghost ships and upside-down architecture at Art Basel in Hong Kong

Curator Alexie Glass-Kantor talks us through her selection of large-scale works at the fair this year

Fair share: parity for Asia’s female artists gains ground at Art Basel in Hong Kong

While men still dominate the local market, there are signs of progress towards equality in Hong Kong this week