Art Basel Hong Kong Planning to Run as Scheduled this May Despite Protests in City

November 22nd, 2019

Amid escalating protests, Hauser & Wirth has postponed shows in Hong Kong, while Art Basel HK is planning to remain open.  “Some of you might be wondering if Art Basel is making an unconsidered decision by continuing to plan on holding an art fair in March amidst the unrest that we are witnessing in Hong Kong,” says Adeline Ooi, the director, Asia for Art Basel Hong Kong. “The answer is: we are not. The decision to continue with the show is made in support of everything you, we, our partners, the local art scene, art collectors from Asia and beyond have invested into Hong Kong, our fair and Asia in general over the years.”

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