Three major in-person events recently took place in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Art Basel Hong Kong 2021, Art Central, and Christie’s Hong Kong Spring Auctions 2021 all took place over a period of ten days.
International exhibitors and buyers were still unable to attend, so were replaced by a greater showing of local and regional art.
Monica Lee-Müller, managing director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Management Limited, is confident in the progressive recovery of Hong Kong’s exhibition industry as the local pandemic situation improves.
She said: “We are grateful to the event organisers, who worked with us to shape the new normal. We had a fabulous week at the HKCEC, having three prestigious art events under one roof to re-energise the art scene and create a unique synergy.
“We see strong demand for physical events. Already some 20 exhibitions and 67 conferences and other events have taken place successfully at the HKCEC since January 2021.
“HML works closely with organisers to implement stringent preventive measures. Exhibitions also benefitted from the HKSAR Government’s Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme.”
Ms Yiping Deng, an exhibitor and gallery assistant for Hong Kong’s Avenue Des Arts Contemporary Art Gallery, said: “We have a lot of clients who want to purchase our artworks. This is the best time to catch up with the clients to show our works.”