16-03-2017


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What the Hong Kong art crowd’s been eating, drinking and doing next week

When the art month in this pluralistic-cultured peninsula kicks starts, a well-rounded planning for your stay is a must. When there are much to see and experience in this city of life and neon lights during the season of Art Basel and Art Central Hong Kong, a handy little insider’s guide will be helpful f or you to not miss anything major.

And gorgeous, we got your back (Even if scenes come up)!

Recommended by the art world IT-girls, collectors and art addicts in town, TheArtGorgeous presents you a gallery girl approved insiders guide.

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Eat

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Carbone

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Carbone Hong Kong, a New York-Italian restaurant has cult status already and pays homage to the essence of the great Italian restaurants of the mid-20th century, where delicious and exceptionally well-prepared food was served in elegant but comfortable settings. The food nods to that same history and the veal parmesan is to die for.

Pay attention to the waiters` tuxedos (designed by Zac Posen) and some cool artworks by dealer Vito Schnabel.

Bibo

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Think of Bibo as an underground artist who is groundbreakingly original, with skills that are extraordinary, while in this arty eatery the artistic spirit has been realised on the plate. Having a taste of versatile gastronomic variations, looking across the room as if Banksy, Damien Hirst, and Aya Takano are being brought out across every sense of yours. Bibo’s commitment to French Art Deco and the dedication towards French cuisine is unparalleled.

The Pawn

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If you are wondering why is this placed called the Pawn… – because of its location just at a once very famous well-known pawn shop Woo Cheong in the centre of Wanchai;  just in walking distance to the Art Basel exhibition venue. The Pawn is bringing you an exciting restaurant and bar concept in a unique space across the two floors  –  ‘Botanicals’ bar and second floor ‘Kitchen’. The concept of providing you an irreplaceable colonial atmospheric evening at the hustle part of the city is guaranteed in here by celebrated British chef, Tom Aikens.

Absolut Art [email protected] Head

Designed by Sou Fujimoto, Potato Head Hong Kong – the Hong Kong branch of Bali`s most famous beach club – serves authentic dishes from across the Indonesian archipelago, as well as the unforgettable tropical dining and bar experiences with its exotic surroundings.

The Room Service, this year`s ABSOLUT Art Bar concept by local artist João Vasco Paiva (during 17th March to 2nd April) is another must hit in town.

Celebrate our magazine launch with us during an after party on 24th, featuring three very special cocktails inspired and newly interpreted by João.

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See

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First-Night

Aside from Art Basel and Art Central, you’ll find a great selection of high calibre shows and perhaps a few hidden new talents at any of the galleries, pop-ups or art institutions all across town.
Of course also this year, there are the usual blue chips at Pedder building and at closeby Connaught Road, Central who are presenting their stall`s best to the arty crowd.

Make sure, not to miss out those:

Massimo di Carlo  
Ben Brown
Pearl Lam
Gagosian
Eduard Malingue
White Cube
Perrotin Gallery

If you still have energy to burn after the fairs and a gallery tour, definitely worth visiting is also:

Adrien Cheng`s K11 Art Foundation teams up with no one less than MoMA PS1 for this show about art in an all digital world. Curated by the Maestro himself, PS1 director Klaus Biesenbach.

Or head to TST for the ME:MILLENNIALS project happening in Hong Kong`s first “art mall”,  the K11 Mall – on display until May.

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Follow

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Nothing is better than instant, first-handed updates from the party – goers in town. Wonder who, what, when is happening with just one tab!

Follow first, and thank us later! Xoxo

A gorgeous selection on Instagrammers to follow during the week (and sure, you can also stay friends after the art craze):

@crazyrouge

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IT Girl,  Editor of Asia Tatler

@ac_kaf  

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Collector and Founder of K11 and k11 Art Foundation

@post_ism

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Art writer, muse and singer

@insaniafong

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Gallery manager @ Simon Lee Gallery

@thingsthatcanhappen

Chantal and lee 

Cool non-profit art space run by Lee Kit and Chantal Wong in Sham Shui Po.

And now click your heels, buy art and party hard!

 

Photos via: Art Central; instagram; Carbone; Bibo; The Pawn; Potato Head(absolut Art Bar)