As the title goes, it is a very much ART week for me with the weekend attending both Art Central and Art Basel. There were some funny things happend yesterday which I will let you guys know at the end of this.
What I am looking for? I had been a usual guest for many years for art events, and I look for something new, something fun and brilliant. Anything that catches my eyes, I would say is good art. To look for Yoshitomo Nara's art is one of my highlights. His art are one of those that catches my heart since my architectural studies back in uni days. I have to say I am very much happy to see his art in both events.....and definitely an asset class that got its price increased over so many years since I first in touch of his art.
I hereby share some of the snapshot of those that inspired me in the event.
A pile of money - is definitely something I am aiming to find......haha!
Any fans for a lollypop?
Very inspiring colours!
I did signed up for a tour organised by students of SCAD, which helps to get a glimpse of 5 particular highlights. In general, is something different in terms of location for art event. For a weekend, it is a crowded place so it is not so easy to really take the time to admire any art, not to say everyone is basically taking photos at each piece. Ventillation could do a bit better with the crowd. With the crowd and hot temperature in house, I find it hard to find a drop of water, there are areas for drink indoor and outdoors but they are like HKD 3x......(eg. a coke) So I was practically to a point I wanted to faint so I gave up and left the event. Ahas! Seriously not a fan to be in door with a huge crowd. In terms of the quality of artworks and galleries, they are good quality. I do see somethings I never saw before which is good! If I had more time, more space, more air, it would add value to my HKD200 experience for 2. One more note, the Swarovski installation was a great one!
Art Basel is a regular must go for me. It is definitely getting pricier and pricier each year......faint soon! I went on Sunday and the ticket is HKD300 +10transaction fee......per person. It is definitely an overpriced event judging there were a lot of queuing - whether you wish to purchase your ticket on the day or picking up your already purchased ticket- there is a long queue everywhere! Some might say, get a VIP ticket then everything probably will be smoother, fingerscrossed!
Saturday are reserved for VIPs only. Sunday is open for anyone. I feel a bit of distinction between classes but....well that is life. This would make Sunday very much overcrowded which is the top thing I dislike for me to admire art. There are a lot of elbow to elbows moments T.T Maybe the event is more to match buyers with sellers......instead of people like me. Anywho I hereby share my snapshots.....sorry if you are expecting a better framing....there are really ppl everywhere so this is the best I can do.
I do have trouble getting a full picture but do bare with me....I am in a crowd. ALWAYS!
PINK polar bear - I luved it! It is so cute isn't?
Simple and direct!
I luv Yoshitomo Nara.
I do luv a little light installation!
Lastly....my ride.......(I wish)
Oh a little funny story - I saw the Marni Rooftop on instagram on Saturday and thought is invitation only. However, after Art Basel on Sunday I got a sudden urge to go there at 5:30. We were lead to believe there were free shuttle from Exhibition Center at Wanchai to Central Harbourfront. We queued for 20mins in the outdoor............then by 5:30 the lovely event helper came over to tell us the last shuttle was at 5:30 and there are no more shuttle.............so we were advised to walk. (I just wanna say I really did not see the last shuttle at all in that 20mins)
Anyways so we took a bus back to Central and by the time we walk to Pier 4 - we realised there were cleaners cleaning up the place. So the event was only held on Saturday =( so sad. All the effort and nothing.
Phone issues - I lost some of my images on my phone due to insufficient memory. They were like greyed out. There might be so glorious shots you know.
Just a few winges besides the good art I saw! Bravo for both organisers of Art Central and Art Basel!