Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
If there was one word to describe the fourth edition of Art Hong Kong (also known as Art HK 11), it would be “buzzing.” The hum of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai could practically be felt next door at the Grand Hyatt and down into the subway tunnels. Nearly 64,000 visitors came from across the globe to discover the newest offerings from 260 contemporary galleries hailing from 38 countries. Sculpture played a unique role in shaping the landscape of Art Hong Kong by acting as congregation posts (Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Flowers, recently shown in the halls of Versailles) and geographic markers (Jeff Koons’s brightly striped collaboration with BMW at the center of the main hall). Some of the most respected and recognizable names in the realm of contemporary art supplied the sculptural highlights of Art HK 11..…see the entire review in the print version of April’s Sculpture magazine.