Art Basel in Hong Kong’s seventh edition opens in March 2019, and today the fair released an exhibitors list, revealing the 242 galleries from 36 countries who will have booths at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Included are several big-name U.S. and European galleries that have chosen to show at Asia’s leading art fair for the first time. From the States come first-time exhibitors such as Luhring Augustine, Matthew Marks Gallery, Paula Cooper Gallery, Regen Projects, Andrew Kreps Gallery, and Richard Nagy Ltd; new participants from Europe include Galerie Greta Meert from Belgium, and Galerie Bärbel Grässlin and Galerie Max Hetzler, both from Germany.
Luhring Augustine is making a splash with its first time showing at the Hong Kong fair: It will present a solo booth of work by Christopher Wool, who was presented to Chinese collectors this March via a show of work in the collection of J. Tomilson Hill at the H Queen’s building that ran concurrent to the fair.
The Hong Kong fair will have a strong presence of galleries not only from mainland China, but also from all across Asia. Richard Koh Fine Art, which has galleries in Malaysia and Thailand, will be exhibiting in the fair for the first time, and will present work by the Thai artist Natee Utarit.
More information about fair’s sectors, such as Kabinett and Encounters, will be revealed in the coming months. The full exhibitor list is available here.