Yana Peel is a veritable powerhouse. CEO of Global debating forum Intelligence Squared Asia as well as on the board of the Tate International Countil, the British Fashion Council and Para/Site Art Space in Hong Kong, her involvement in the Hong Kong art scene is well worth following. (Read all about her as Kotur’s muse here.)
Brilliantly, she is on hand this week to steer us through the must sees and dos of our imminent Hong Kong art fair. Here are her top picks of what to visit during Hong Kong Art Basel, 2013.
The Gallery: Para/Site, Hong Kong’s non profit Art Space presents their exhibition A Journal of the Plague Year: Fear, ghosts, rebels. SARS, Leslie and the Hong Kong story. Tracing Hong Kong history and events since 2003, it contains works by Ai Wei Wei, Firenze Lai and Ming Wong among others. www.para-site.org
The Debate: Intelligence Squared Asia’s debate, “The Market is the Best Judge of Art’s Quality,” will be at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Friday 24 May, 6.30-8.00pm. www.intelligencesquaredasia.com
The Show: Leung Chi Wo’s show Bright Light has Much the Same Effect as Ice is at the 2P Contemporary Gallery, 17 May – 11 June 2013, opening reception on Thursday, 23 May 2013 from 5pm – 8.30pm www.2p-gallery.com
The Place: Hong Kong’s hottest new member’s club Duddell’s opens with the exhibition Face to Face, a show curated by Amelie von Wedel and Pernilla Holmes, exhibiting emerging and established artists from around the world that represents a rethinking of the traditional gentleman’s club friendly genre of portraiture. Duddell’s, 3F – 4F, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
The Party: The Absolut Art Bar by Adrian Wong sees the Absolut Art Bureau collaborate with Hong Kong based artist Adrian to transform the basement of the Fringe Club in Central, Hong Kong into the place to go for your Art week cocktail pick me ups… Absolut Art Bureau at Art Basel in Hong Kong Wun Dun: An Art Bar Installation by Adrian Wong 22–25 May
PIctures: Art Basel HK, Yana Peel, Intelligence Squared Asia, Ming Wong as part of Para/Site’s exhibition, Photo: Carlos Vasquez 2012, picture courtesy of the artist and the gallery, Leung Chi Wo as part of 2P Gallery’s show