This list is a lot longer than the stylish top ten I was hoping to deliver, but with so many amazing galleries participating at this year's Art Hong Kong, it's necessary and more fun this way. I will leave the top ten for after a day or two at the fair.
Leaving out a few of the obvious huge names, below is a list of Heart Fairs' must-see booths. Whittled down from the total of over 260, these are those we will no doubt visit several times. Obviously, it's dangerous as we dont know which artists many will show, but hey I live on the edge. HF is putting faith in The Awesome Ones that they will deliver the big guns, and HF is also super picky.
(Visiting ArtHK11 or know someone who is? print the list or email it on, we promise it will save you precious time at the fair)
ARNDT - this is a top pick not only because it begins with the letter A (hello, convenient), but because they will be showing a new 6m work by Thailand's big name Natee Utarit. And he has told me he'll be there, so you never know you might meet him! I'll try to get him to tweet on Heart Fairs too for all of you not coming.
1301PE - for a taste of L.A
Gavin Brown's enterprise
Ben Brown FA
Blum & Poe
Galerie Bruno Bischofberger
Galerie Chantal Crousel
Cheim & Read
Hauser & Wirth
Lehmann Maupin Gallery
Long March Space
Galerie Kamel Mennour
Jerome de Noirmont
The Pool NYC - group show
Rokeby - two person installation
Frederic Snitzer Gallery - Miami! really hope they bring Natalya Laskis
Tolarno - and Aussie too
Van de Weghe FA
Max Wigram Gallery
Museum booths (as I like to call them), always of value:
Van de Weghe FA
Of interest to HF booths:
Osage - based in HK, big on curatorship, Eugene Tan used to work for this gallery
Alan Cristea - wow I set up an opening here when I was a mere intern in London, with CCAS!
Contemporary by Angela Li - consultant to the Langham Place collection
Kwai Fung Hin AG - another consultancy, a bit oversized
Other Criteria - a spot of window shopping and weighing in on commercialism
Paragon Press - for book addicts
Phew! Tell us or tweet us @HeartFairs: who are you excited to see?