Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 Highlights of The Show

The fifth edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong opened today with 242 galleries from 34 countries participating in 2017, up slightly from 239 galleries last year. The art world has placed ever-increasing focus on Asia over the past half-decade, with a flood of new collectors from China and Southeast Asia entering the market. At Art Basel in Hong Kong’s opening day, a sense pervades that the pivot of the industry’s attention to the region is now complete—and that this fair now stands on equal footing with its sisters in Basel and Miami Beach.
All artworks: courtesy of the artists