Art Basel Hong Kong 2021

In the unlikely event of COVID-19 pandemic, Art Basel Hong Kong 2020 was cancelled and had become an online virtual viewing to the public for free. Life hasn't quite been back to normal but we must go on, so must Art Basel. This year they postponed the exhibition to Friday, 21st May to Sunday, 23rd May for the public. Don't miss out if you were lucky enough to get a ticket as it'd sell out in any minute soon! Read on for our editor's picks of the show highlights!


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Mark Series (1-25, 26-50), 2020, Zhang Yanzi
Mark Series (1-25, 26-50), 2020, Zhang Yanzi
Kwei Lin Street, 2021, Chow Chun Fai
Kwei Lin Street, 2021, Chow Chun Fai

Here's something that you'll only find in these years under a COVID-19 pandemic: an artwork made by bundle of surgical masks, or a painting of an empty street scene in Hong Kong due to district lockdown. Art is the past, the present and the future. It lives with us. It reflects to both our reality and imagination.


MR. DOODLE's doddle
Red Pencil, MR. DODDLE
Red Pencil, MR. DODDLE

Art is everywhere; and a doddle isn't exactly a painting but it's still a form of art. MR. DODDLE works with his giant markers, sometimes a graffiti paint spray on a white canvas, trying to fill in all the empty spaces and make the world a happier place! Hey kids, it's time to keep up your good work and never stop doodling.


Paintings by Artist Hun Kyu Kim
Paintings by Artist Hun Kyu Kim
Paintings by Artist Hun Kyu Kim

A Korean artist Hun Kyu Kim has a great influence from Hayao Miyazaki, while he created artwork with a reflection of globalisation and the effects of high-tech. His work has a sense of humour; they are illustrative, very detailed, and allow you to think about the whole world critically in a cute anime way.


Artworks from the series Neornithes, 2020, Gabriel de la Mora
Artworks from the series Neornithes, 2020, Gabriel de la Mora

If you believe that turkey feathers are no use at all, you're wrong. Gabriel de la Mora made a series of colourful artworks Neornithes with pigmented turkey feathers on museum cardboard. These sharp colour-blocking collages are cut into small pieces of square and put them together like a mosaic jigsaw puzzle. How clever he is!


Telephone Booth, 2019, Giraffe Leung
Telephone Booth, 2019, Giraffe Leung

You certainly can't leave the show without seeing a masterpiece created by a Hong Kong artist. Giraffe Leung is well-known in making "painting" with bundles of low-value Hong Kong dollars. With a little bit of secret technique, he somehow turned the coins in different shades and form the complete image by gathering them together. This work is totally made in Hong Kong from scratch!

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