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Prepping for Art Basel Hong Kong
Condé Nast Traveler

As the global market takes notice of contemporary artists from mainland China and Hong Kong, HK has become a regional hub for creators—and the buyers that fuel their visions. Get a glimpse of the latest at these of-the-moment institutions, or during Art Basel Hong Kong (March 24–26).

 


Asia Society This former British Army barracks got a stunner of a makeover by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects to house the Asia Society’s Hong Kong outpost. The architecture—an aria in glass, slate, and richly veined green marble—is reason enough to visit, as is the rooftop garden.

 

Para Site A nonprofit collective of local and Asian artists—newly relocated to Quarry Bay—it hosts talks and exhibitions by oft-controversial artists (including Ai Weiwei in 2010).

 

Pedder Building Over the past decade, a half-dozen international galleries have opened in this nine-story landmark neoclassical gem in Central, among them Ben Brown Fine Arts, Gagosian, and Lehmann Maupin. It’s been the destination for Art Basel since the fair arrived here in 2013.

 

Spring Workshop Founded by American expat Mimi Brown, Spring is both gallery and art colony, offering live-in residencies for local and international artists in the scrappy—but rapidly developing—Wong Chuk Hang district.