It was an exciting time to attend the many related events surrounding Art Basel Hong Kong. The city provides such a fascinating backdrop to the experience, offering so much culture and fantastic food. This year was particularly special as I had several friends from different periods of my life all in Hong Kong at the same time. Really great to see all of them. The special dinners were another highlight, with collector Adrian Cheng and CoBo Social, and collector Patrick Sun's Sunpride Foundation dinner. The energy in the room was palpable surrounding so many accomplished and creative minds.
In addition to the fair, I went to a number of openings at the Pedder Builidng, the K11 Foundation and PS1/Moma opening, as well as favorites such as Edouard Malingue gallery. The other fair Art Central was located just south of the Hong Kong Convention Center.
Viennese collector Karlheinz Essl, curator Alexandra Grimmer, art historian Ann Mak and myself spent one day touring some galleries in the Aberdeen neighborhood and explored some fantastic galleries: