Art Meets Life
ART BASEL 2015 VERNISSAGE
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.