Art Basel in Hong Kong 2017

Private view: 21 March 2017 – 22 March 2017

Vernissage: 22 March 2017

Public Days: 23 March 2017 – 25 March 2017

About the Fair

Art Basel in Hong Kong 2017 Stand 1D15

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Pearl Lam Galleries will once again participate in the prestigious Galleries sector of the show, premiering artworks by important international artists, some of whom include Chinese artists Li Tianbing (b. 1974), Su Xiaobai (b. 1949), and Zhu Jinshi (b. 1954); Korean artist Kim Tschang-Yeul (b. 1929); and Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso (b. 1961) The full list of artists will be revealed closer to the fair date.

Encounters is a unique platform dedicated to presenting large-scale sculptural installations and performances that transcend the traditional art fair stand. In this sector, Pearl Lam Galleries is proud to present Family Album, a new work by London-based Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso (b. 1961). Family Album is an attempt to reveal the complexity of “Identity”, particularly from a Tibetan cultural perspective. In this work, 17 of Gyatso’s family members appear as cut-out figures, lining what resembles a catwalk. The cut-outs are dressed for a variety of settings—work, traditional, holiday, and personal costumes are on display. A new story of “Tibet” will be told to examine how a once remote culture has become a part of a globalising world, and how contemporary culture is tightly linked with the fashion and pop culture of the West and China.