With 130 galleries from 28 countries and territories, the 2022 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong opened to VIPs on Wednesday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Delayed from March to May due to the spike of Covid cases in Hong Kong, the fair embraced the “new normal” in a hybrid format.
The socially distanced setup in the physical venue provided more space for visitors to enjoy art, while those who could not attend in person could join the fair’s online viewing rooms, live-streamed videos, and virtual tours. Dealers reported strong sales throughout the day.
“It is inspiring to see the amazing commitment and surging number of galleries participating in our Hong Kong show, despite the current challenges and uncertainties,” Art Basel’s global director Marc Spiegler said in a statement. “This stands as testament to the show’s continued role as a vital platform for cultural exchange in the region.”
Below is a look at some of the best booths at Art Basel Hong Kong, which runs through Sunday, May 29.