For the first time ever, Art Basel opened in Hong Kong on Thursday, where it’ll remain a showcase for Asian art, artists and galleries until tomorrow. For a glimpse, you’ll want to check out Stephy Chung’s latest video for Crane.tv, above, featuring scenes from this international event.
Does Hong Kong deserve Art Basel? That’s debatable. “Even a few local boosters will admit that the paucity of Hong Kong galleries is largely a reflection of the weakness of the local art scene,” reports the New York Times.
But the city, as you can see above, remains a glamorous, monied destination for basically all industries. It deserves the glitz of the contemporary art world, and vice versa.
We really dig the music, by the way.