Hong Kong holds three major art fairs and auction over the same period for first time

Thousands of visitors to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) over the last 10 days for three long-awaited events – Art Basel Hong Kong 2021, Art Central, and Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Auctions 2021.

This is the first time the three events were held over the same period.

Both Art Basel Hong Kong and Art Central were cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. Although international exhibitors and buyers were still not able to attend physically due to travel restrictions, international galleries were represented.

“We are grateful to the event organisers who work with us to shape the new normal,” said Monica Lee-Müller, managing director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Management Limited.

“We had a fabulous week at the HKCEC, having the three prestigious art events under one roof to re-energise the art scene and create a unique synergy. We see strong demand for physical events. Already some 20 exhibitions and 67 conferences and other events have taken place successfully at the HKCEC since January 2021.”