ART BASEL – which has staged its Asian edition in Hong Kong since 2013 – has quite the global reputation for being the leader in staging the modern and contemporary art fairs.
The events are driven by a desire to support galleries and the part they play in providing a nurturing career for their artist.
The annual exhibitions are normally held in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong.
Next year’s Hong Kong showcase will feature 248 premier galleries from 32 countries and territories, and provide an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists.
On top of that, Art Basel is partnering up with The Murray, Hong Kong, a Niccolo Hotel, an iconic five-star property in Central District, the city’s arts hub, and business and retail center.
“We are thrilled that The Murray, Hong Kong, is the official hotel partner for Art Basel Hong Kong 2018,” The Murray’s managing director Duncan Palmer said, according to Travel Daily Asia.
The partnership, he added, reinforces the hotel’s “commitment to supporting the creative community in Hong Kong and the broader international art scene.”
The exhibition will take place from March 29-31, 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre near the harbor.
Some of the hundreds of galleries featuring in the exhibition include the oh-so-colorful Massimo Decarlo, the intriguing and head-tilting Konig Galerie and the gloriously vibrant Gow Langsford Gallery.
The momentous partnership between Art Basel and The Murray presents an opportunity for art lovers – whether Hong Kongers looking for an art-inspired staycation in the city or those who travel from further afield.
Art Basel will have the masterpieces covered, while the hotel’s special “For Art’s Sake” package means visitors can experience The Murray’s brand of five-star luxury and hospitality, sophisticated design and diverse culinary offerings. The package is available for stays from March 28 to April 4, 2018, with prices starting from from HK$5,888 (US$750) per night.