Hong Kong holds its artsiest week
Art Week has arrived in Hong Kong. The week sees a series of art exhibitions, fairs and events across the city, all planned to coincide with Art Basel Hong Kong, the city’s flagship art fair. The seventh edition of the fair host 242 galleries from 35 regions. It’s expected to bring in some 80,000 visitors, here to window-shop the latest in the contemporary art world – or here to spend big. China has a big appetite for art. According to Art Basel and UBS, it is currently the world’s third-largest art market after the US and the UK, and accounts for 20% of the world’s total art sales. In 2007, Chinese buyers made up 9% of sales. Check out our gallery, above, to see some of the best of Art Week