Hong Kong for Art Basel 2023

Recently, I had the privilege of being part of a select team, embarking on a series of missions in the bustling city of Hong Kong. Our journey commenced with the prestigious Art Basel event, where we were treated to an awe-inspiring master presentation by BMW. Cao Fei’s immersive installation left a profound and lasting impression on me, captivating my senses and igniting my creative spark. The international art fair provided an excellent platform to connect with esteemed gallerists from around the world, fostering valuable relationships and facilitating the exchange of insightful ideas.

Continuing our exploration, we delved into the vibrant cityscape to experience the latest architectural marvels focused on enriching the human experience. K11 Art Mall and M+ Hong Kong, a global museum of visual culture, stood out as remarkable examples of life-centered and multisensory spaces. These encounters inspired us, showcasing the intersection of art, technology, and innovation in Hong Kong’s evolving landscape.

Of course, our journey wasn’t all business. We also immersed ourselves in the city’s vibrant social scene, rubbing shoulders with both new and familiar faces. The HKWALLS festival organizers were gracious hosts, and we relished the opportunity to connect with them and other like-minded individuals. A highlight of our time in Hong Kong was meeting the renowned Spanish artist, Demsky, for the first time. Our collaboration on a public work project next June was a resounding success, with Demsky’s stunning digital performance on the harbor mega screens leaving spectators in awe.

Amidst our packed schedule, we also made time for meaningful discussions around luxury products, exploring the intersection of NFTs and the decentralized economy. These conversations expanded our horizons and challenged our perspectives, underscoring the dynamic nature of the business landscape.

As we bid farewell to Hong Kong, we are filled with gratitude for the enriching experiences and fruitful connections we forged during our time in this dynamic city. The vibrant art scene, the innovative spirit, and the warm hospitality of its people have left an indelible mark on our journey. Hong Kong, thank you for an incredible adventure—it’s been a wrap!