Guide to the Top Art Events in Hong Kong This March

By Lau  /  March 4, 2016
Hong Kong’s art scene really steps into the spotlight this month with a long list of art events and art fairs for art lovers and collectors. From Art Central and Art Basel to the Hawks Street Art Festival and opera at the 44th Hong Kong Kong Festival, there’s something to float your creative boat.
To make schedule-planning easier, we’ve compiled this handy list of top art events in Hong Kong this month. You can thank us later.
Art Basel
The prestigious Art Basel is back in Hong Kong for the fourth year. Also held in Europe and Miami, this leading art fair brings the world’s top art galleries to Hong Kong with some of their artists’ best work. Art Basel is the chance to get to know emerging and established talents, with over 4,000 artists participating. 

 March 24-26 
Time: March 24, 1pm – 9pm; March 25, 1pm – 8pm; March 26, 11am – 6pm.
Location: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai Hong Kong. 
Price: From HKD$250 – $650

Art Central
Art Central, Hong Kong’s satellite art fair, returns for its second year in a 10,000-square-metre temporary structure next to Victoria Harbour. Described as the edgier version of Art Basel, there’s over 100 of the most established contemporary galleries from around the world displaying the next-gen big names in art. All that art appreciation is bound to work up an appetite, so some of Hong Kong’s trendy food vendors like Beef & Liberty, Bread & Beast and Brickhouse, will be there to deliver the goods.
Date: March 23-26 
Time: March 23-24, 12pm – 7pm; March 25 11am – 7pm; March 26, 11am – 6pm
Location: Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong.
Tel: 2174 0322
Price: HK$230 (admits two if purchased online but one if purchased at the door)
Asia Contemporary Art Show
Want to spruce up your home with some unique art pieces? Then visit Asia Contemporary Art Show, where you can browse works from up and coming artists from all over Asia. Held at the Conrad Hotel, the festival is where to find comtemporary pieces like Chinese paintings, watercolours, and oil paintings from emerging and mid-career artists including Mario Gomez from Chille, Yan Yangling from China and Hiroyuki Takahashi from Japan. 
Date: March 24-27
Time: March 25, 1pm – 9pm; March 26, 1pm – 8pm; March 27, 11am – 6pm.
Location: 40th – 43rd floor, Conrad Hong Kong, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Tel: 2521 3838
Price: $220 (admits two)
Collectors’ Contemporary Collaboration
Hong Kong Arts Centre’s Collectors’ Contemporary Collaboration celebrates its fourth anniversary in 2016. Expect talks from Japanese collectors Fumio Nanjo and Roger McDonald on their collections on contemporary art. Learn more about 21st century Japanese art from works of  Keita Arisawa, Daisuke Miyatsu and Yoshiko Mori. 
Date: March 23 to April 5
Time: 11am – 8pm
Location: Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong. 
Tel: 2582 0200
Price: Free
K11 Art Foundation x Serpentine Galleries
Serpentine Galleries teams up with K11 Art Foundation to present Hack Space, a pop-up art space featuring 11 China-based artists including Cao Fei, Cui Jie, Guo Xi and Hu Qingtai, and New Zealand artist Simon Denny. The team behind Serpentine Galleries visited 16 artist studios in Beijing and carefully picked the best emerging artists from China. 
Date: March 22 to April 24
Time: Open daily
Location: G/F, Cosco Tower, 33 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Price: 10am – 6pm

M+Sigg: Four decades of Chinese Contemporary Art
M+ Sigg, a research-based exhibition with a forty-year history, presents its first-ever chronological exhibition of Chinese contemporary art, from the late cultural revolution up to today. There’s a mix of painting, ink, sculpture, art, photography and video installations from artists such as Ai Weiwei, Zhang Xia ago and Yang Fudong.

Date: February 23 to April 5
Time: 11am – 8pm
Location: ArtisTree, 1/F Cornwall House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. 
Tel: 2200 0174 
Price: Free

South Island Art Brunch
As part of the Art Basel VIP Program, South Island Cultural District will host an art day where 22 art studios will present exhibitions, performance and artists talks from international and local talents. The location might not be the most convenient, but there’s a free shuttle bus to the locations with free food and drinks serving through the day. 
Date: March 24
Time: 10am – 2pm
Location: South Island Cultural District (Wong Chuk Hang and Tin Wan)
Price: Free
44th Hong Kong Art Kong Festival
If performing arts is more your thing then you’ll want to check out Hong Kong Art Kong Festival. From now till March 20, watch a range of performing arts with highlights including Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra by Teatro Regio Torino, and the theatrical production of Jane Eyre.
Date: Until March 20
Time: Various times
Location: Various locations
Price: From HKD$250

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