We take you through the Art Basel Hong Kong Private View, Sunpride Foundation cocktail, Artsy x BMW party and Prada Mode party

1. Art Basel Private View

The seventh edition of Art Basel Hong Kong opened for Private View at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre—a by-invitation-only event attended mostly by collectors on March 27. See all the highlights we captured in our 'first look' video.

This year's fair showcases 242 leading galleries from 35 countries and territories and runs from March 27-31, 2019. Find out which 10 booths to head to first.

Art Basel Hong Kong is open to the public from March 29-31, 2019 from 1pm to 8pm on Friday and Saturday, and 11am to 6pm on Sunday. Visit Art Basel Hong Kong's website for more information.

2. Hong Kong Tatler Booth

Don't forget to drop by the Hong Kong Tatler booth outside entrance hall 1B, as we're one of the official media partners of Art Basel Hong Kong.

This year's booth is inspired by South Korean artist Do Ho Suh, who's known for recreating his past homes out of translucent fabrics. Do Ho is also the cover star of our art supplement, which you can pick up a copy for yourself from our booth.

Don't forget to enter our exclusive giveaway for a chance to win some five-star prizes from Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Peninsula Hong Kong and Bibo Hong Kong. 

See also: #HKTatlerArt: Win Two Nights At Any SLH Hotel In The World

3. Sunpride Foundation cocktail

The Sunpride Foundation, which hosts exhibitions of LGBTQ-themed Asian art to promote diversity and inclusiveness, hosted a cocktail event at the Grand Hyatt Pool House to celebrate its next exhibition, Spectrosynthesis II, which will open at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre this November.

Several leading figures of Hong Kong’s art scene attended to show their support, including Alice Mong, executive director of Asia Society; Tobias Berger, head of arts at Tai Kwun; and Cosmin Costinas, executive director of Para Site.

See also: 5 LGBTQ Art Exhibitions Happening Around The World

4. Artsy x BMW Party

Online art magazine and fine art marketplace Artsy celebrated its new City Guide service in collaboration with BMW at Ecriture and Picniq in H Queen's.

The new feature on the Artsy app allows users to explore exhibitions, art fairs, and museum shows in six art-world centres: New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris, Los Angeles, and Berlin.

5. Lehmann Maupin x Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Party

Over at Tai Kwun, Lehmann Maupin and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac jointly celebrated Korean artist Lee Bul at The Chinese Library in Tai Kwun.

6. Prada Mode party

Also in Tai Kwun (at Madame Fu), Prada's members-only social club, Prada Mode, opened to a packed crowd. The private club invites its members to experience art, music, dining, conversations and late night festivities with a focus on contemporaneity at large and local.

Inside, there's a special exhibition of the Prada Invites project, a collection in collaboration with three outstanding architects—Cini Boeri, Elizabeth Diller and Kazuyo Sejima—who each created an original product made from Prada's iconic nylon.

See more pictures from the Prada Mode Opening Party

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