Hong Kong full of creativity as galleries channel Art Basel buzz

March 14, 2015 4:53 AM

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Our tour of galleries staging shows to coincide with Art Basel Hong Kong begins at Exchange Square in Central where, if you have 15 minutes to spare, you should go and see a boat - Chinese artist Zhu Jinshi’s Boat, that is. The 18-metre-long, seven-metre-high installation stands out like an elephant in the room amid the business centre’s hectic flow of office workers.

After crossing Connaught Road Central and walking a few blocks west, we arrive at Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes’ solo exhibit at White Cube’s spacious gallery. Apart from one acrylic-on-linen painting, all the works on view are medium-sized collages that look like splashes of vibrant – and somet...

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