Art Basel announces the first edition of Art Basel Live, to take place in parallel to the 2021 Hong Kong show
Art Basel Live, Art Basel's new digital initiative, will run in parallel to its physical show and feature Online Viewing Rooms, as well as a range of livestreamed events, daily broadcasts and virtual experiences. Bridging the fair’s physical and digital elements, Art Basel Live will amplify participating galleries, artists, and city-wide cultural programming to a broad global audience. The new digital platform will debut at the upcoming Hong Kong show in May 2021. Art Basel, whose Lead Partner is UBS, takes place from May 19 to May 23, 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
The first iteration of ‘Art Basel Live: Hong Kong’, will take place from May 19 to May 23, 2021 in tandem with the physical fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Exhibitors of the in-person show will showcase Online Viewing Room presentations that complement their physical booths. Other program highlights include virtual tours, VIP and public walkthroughs livestreamed from the HKCEC, as well as special events hosted by participating galleries and local institutions. From Sunday, May 16 to Sunday, May 23, 2021 there will be a daily broadcast at 8pm HKT (2pm CEST) from the HKCEC, presenting highlights from the fair as well as throughout the city's cultural insttutions. The broadcast will be streamed on the Art Basel website, YouTube, Facebook, Yitiao and Zai Art.