My Highlights From Art Basel in Hong Kong

Jeffrey Deitch
May 21, 2013 12:55PM

Art fairs are great opportunities to make discoveries of new talent and rediscoveries of important artists who have not gotten sufficient recognition. It is also a good way to keep up with the new work of artists who I have been following. I have been looking forward to Art Basel in Hong Kong in order to learn about emerging artists from Asia who have had limited exposure in America. Rather than going through the art fair booth by booth and looking at every work, I try to give myself an overview of the fair and see which works stand out. I then go back for further study. I also look for galleries that have a unique vision. Discovering an emerging gallery with a special point of view is as interesting as discovering a new artist.

My highlights:

Ai Wei Wei, Rock, 2009-2011 - neugerriemshneider

AIDA Makoto - Mizuma Art Gallery

Alexander May, To be titled, 2013 - Balice Hertling

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Physichromie N°1806, 2012 - Cecilia de Torres, Ltd.

Edmund de Waal, essays on idleness, 2013 - Alan Cristea Gallery

Franz Ackermann, My Second Horizont, 2012 - Tomio Koyama Gallery

Pae White, Supertaster, 2013 - neugerriemschneider

Eko Nugroho, Untitled, 2013 - Arndt 

MadeIn Company, Thought Is That Invisible Blade That Determines the Separation of Bodies No.3, 2012 - ShanghART

Stelios Faitakis, Untitled, 2012 - The Breeder

Theaster Gates, Red line with black and enthusiasm, 2013 - Kavi Gupta

UJINO, Disc for Rotatorhead (DANCING IN THE STREET), 2013 - Yamamoto Gendai

Explore the fair in its entirety: Art Basel in Hong Kong on Artsy.

Jeffrey Deitch