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14/03/17

Encounters a Hong Kong


Galerie Urs Meile - Hu Qingyan - Courtesy of the artist and the gallery


La sezione di Encounters  presenta 17 ambiziosi progetti su larga scala - tra cui 12 nuove opere - selezionate fra i più importanti artisti provenienti da tutto il mondo. 



Osage Gallery - Shen Shaomin Courtesy of the artist and the gallery


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Art Basel in Hong Kong’s widely acclaimed Encounters sector – a unique platform dedicated to presenting large-scale sculptural installations that transcend the traditional art fair booth – returns this year with 17 projects by internationally renowned artists. Curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director of Artspace in Sydney, the 2017 edition will feature work by Pio Abad, Rasheed Araeen, Katharina Grosse, Gonkar Gyatso, Joyce Ho, Hu Qingyan, Bingyi, Waqas Khan, Kimsooja, Alicja Kwade, Dinh Q. Lê, Li Jinghu, Sanné Mestrom, Michael Parekowhai, Shen Shaomin, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Wang Wei. The show, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 23 to March 25, 2017.  

In this year’s edition of Encounters, curator Alexie Glass-Kantor explores the role time plays in an ‘encounter’, investigating the representation of time in art and how we use history, politics and culture to carve our own space in time. ‘For my third year curating the sector,’ Glass-Kantor explains, ‘I was interested in exploring the relationship between time and experience, specifically, how time is related to ’encounters.’ Glass-Kantor continues, ‘I have curated a selection of installations that encourage visitors to interact with each piece, in order to find their own interpretations.’

The Encounters sector will include four site-specific works and 12 new works by Rasheed Araeen, Katharina Grosse, Gonkar Gyatso, Joyce Ho, Hu Qingyan, Waqas Khan, Alicja Kwade, Dinh Q. Lê, Li Jinghu, Sanné Mestrom, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Wang Wei.

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