Art Basel’s third edition in Hong Kong will take place from March 15–17, 2015. Among the participating galleries from Singapore is Gajah Gallery, presenting a strong line-up of artists.
Gajah Gallery’s contemporary Southeast Asian selection of artists includes Ashley Bickerton – the master of philosophical funk; acclaimed member of the distinguished Jendela Group, Yunizar; and Ugo Untoro whose heavily layered and impasto-laden paintings will leave viewers intrigued. From Malaysia, Ahmad Zakii Anwar unveils brand new works from his highly successful Tales From The Primordial Garden Series. In addition, Sabri Idrus will impress with his fresh, cutting-edge canvas pieces. Renowned Chinese ink artists, Qiu Deshu and Li Jin will exhibit their trademark works that represent the forefront of contemporary Chinese art.
Representing the Singapore terrain, Gajah Gallery has lauded artist Suzann Victor, who has specially created new works made from crushed glass for this season of the fair. Her artwork, Contours of a Rich Manoeuvre series (a site-responsive kinetic installation) was earmarked as the centerpiece for Art Stage Singapore 2015. For Art Basel, she will present new works from her ‘crushed glass’ series, an extension of one of her previous projects shown at the 2nd Asia Pacific Triennial titled Tintoretto’s Risen Christ Arresting Lazy Susan.
Yavuz Gallery will participate with a solo presentation by Pinaree Sanpitak, one of Southeast Asia’s most important contemporary artists. Entitled Conversation in the Garden, the thematic presentation will feature a selection of new and recent works in various media that typify the formal and conceptual concerns defining Sanpitak’s celebrated practice.
A highlight of the booth will be The Hammock, a glass installation created during Sanpitak’s recent Guest Artist Pavilion Project (GAPP) residency at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion, Ohio, USA, and presented here in its Asian debut. Originally displayed outdoors, the installation comprises over 600 hand-blown glass beads – each unique in size and shape – strung together on steel cables to form a life-sized hammock.
Other participating galleries based in Singapore are ARNDT Singapore, The Drawing Room, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Pearl Lam Galleries, Lisson Gallery, Ota Fine Arts, Michael Janssen Singapore, and Mizuma Gallery. The main sector of the show will feature 180 international art galleries.
Event: Art Basel Hong Kong
Dates: 15 to 17 March 2015
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)