Mouth-watering MarchLocal | Bernard Charnwut Chan 20 Mar 2019
March is Hong Kong Arts Month. It is not a single event - in fact, it is simply a title that the tourism industry and others have adopted for this time of the year in Hong Kong. And you can see why, as there are a lot of cultural activities going on at this time.
These include the 47th Hong Kong Arts Festival, which finishes this week; the recording industry's Hong Kong Asia Pop Music Festival this Friday; and the grand opening three days ago of the Centre for Heritage, Art and Textile at the old Mills Building in Tsuen Wan.
Two big commercial art events are still to come.
The first is of course Art Basel, now in its seventh year here, taking place on March 29-31 over two floors at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai.
This year's edition of one of the world's leading art fairs will be hosting modern and contemporary paintings, sculptures and other works from more than 240 galleries in more than 30 countries around the world, with an emphasis on Asia. It also includes exhibitions covering new artists or special themes, film screenings and discussions.
The website is www.artbasel.com/hong-kong
The second is Art Central, being held for the fifth year on the central harbor front from March 27-31.
This event will be hosting around 100 galleries, mostly from the Asia-Pacific region.
It also includes exhibitions of large installations, performance art, panel discussions, workshops - and a sideline in food. For details, see: