Art Meets Life


Hong Kong Tatler - - Soiree | Faces -

A high­light of the year’s so­cial cal­en­dar, Art Basel drew many thou­sands of peo­ple to the Hong Kong Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre for the largest art fair in the city. Span­ning five days, Art Basel in Hong Kong hosted some 233 gal­leries from 37 coun­tries and ter­ri­to­ries, with works rang­ing from the mod­ernism of the 20th cen­tury to pieces by the most con­tem­po­rary artists of to­day. In ad­di­tion to the plethora of ex­hibitors, a pro­gramme of talks and panel dis­cus­sions of­fered vis­i­tors first-hand ac­cess to renowned cul­tural speak­ers, in­clud­ing such fa­mous par­tic­i­pants as Su­san Saran­don, and opin­ion lead­ers from across the in­ter­na­tional art world. The event brought both older and younger gen­er­a­tions to­gether in cel­e­brat­ing and ap­pre­ci­at­ing art. For first-time vis­i­tor Jenny Lam, “it was an eye-open­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and I fi­nally un­der­stand why peo­ple need a three-day pass for it.” Hong Kong Tatler also had a booth ex­hibit­ing child­hood works by Dou­glas Young. Among the so­cialites and art lovers who flocked to the vernissage were Alan Lo, Joyce Tam, Daphne King-yao and An­gela Leong.

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