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Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: Buro.'s guide to the best exhibitions and events to attend

Art Basel Hong Kong 2019: Buro.'s guide to the best exhibitions and events to attend

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Text: Aravin Sandran


Kaws
'Along The Way' exhibition
HOCA Foundation
26 March to 14 April 2019

Besides his sensational "KAWS: HOLIDAY" floating piece in Victoria Harbour, the hyped street artist is presenting a comprehensive solo exhibition at the Hong Kong Creative Art Foundation (HOCA). The survey brings together 37 of his artworks that have never been exhibited in the country before. Highlights include his popular monumental sculptures "Along The Way" and "Accomplice".

 

Hiroshi Fujiwara (with Serpentine Gallery's Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hypebeast's Kevin Ma)
Imagination in The Digital Age Discussion
28 March

Following last year's sold-out capsule, Moncler has once again teamed up with Japanese design visionary Hiroshi Fujiwara to drop another collection for spring/summer 2019. In anticipation of the line's launch, the label will be hosting a discussion around the role of creativity with the designer alongside cult art personality Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hypebeast founder Kevin Ma.

 

Nigo
'NIGOLDENEYE Vol. 1' auction
Sotheby's Hong Kong
29 March to 1 April

Nigo might be best known as the mastermind behind streetwear labels Bape and Humanmade, but he is also a prolific art collector with long-standing relationships with contemporary artists such as Kaws and Futura. He will be partnering with auction house Sotheby's this week to sell off over 30 lots from his personal collection. There are plenty of works by Kaws to get your hands on, with lots starting as low as 90 SGD for a pair of Bapesta Chompers to 170,000 SGD for the artist's 'Kimpson' series.

 

Art Basel Hong Kong 2019
'Encounters' exhibition
29 March to 31 March

Art Basel Hong Kong's 'Encounters' programme features large-scale sculpture and installations by the world's leading artists in prominent locations through the exhibition halls. This year's highlights include Korean artist Lee Bul's metalized balloon "Willing To Be Vulnerable" (2019) and Elmgreen & Dragset's Inception-inspired upside-down metropolis "City in the Sky" (2019). 

'Eau de Cologne' group exhibition
Sprueth Magers
27 March to 12 April 2019
HART Hall, H Queen's
Sprueth Magers 

Presented for the first time in Asia, this exhibition series by the international gallery is dedicated to an outstanding group of leading women artists who are establishing important discourse around feminism, power and authority today: Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Jenny Holzer, Cindy Sherman, Astrid Klein, Rosemarie Trockel, Marlene Dumas and Kara Walker. Look out for Sherman's subversive identity-shifting photography, Kruger's anarchic (and often copied) declarations and Holzer's cultural critique "Truisms" series.

 

Art Basel Hong Kong runs from 29 March to 31 March 2019.

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