Ongoing travel restrictions mean that many art collectors, curators and critics from around the world will be unable to make it to Art Basel Hong Kong next month, so Art Basel is trying to take the fair to them.
The fair has announced a new digital initiative, Art Basel Live: Hong Kong, to complement its in-person event, which is taking place from May 19 to 23 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
Art Basel Live: Hong Kong will feature virtual tours and live-streamed walkthroughs of the event, as well as a daily broadcast from the HKCEC presenting highlights from the fair and news about other cultural events being around the city. The broadcast will be hosted at 8pm HKT from Sunday, May 16 to Sunday, May 23.
Art Basel Live: Hong Kong will also include Online Viewing Rooms of all of the galleries taking part, giving exhibitors a chance to promote their booths to a global audience.