Art Basel Cancels Hong Kong mayor exhibition
Art Basel announces the cancellation of its fair in Hong Kong due to the
outbreak and spread of the new coronavirus.
Art Basel Hong Kong was scheduled
to take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from
March 19 to March 21, 2020.
Following the severe outbreak of the novel coronavirus, which has recently been declared
a global health emergency by the World Health Organization, Art Basel has no option but
to cancel the upcoming edition of Art Basel Hong Kong.
Numerous factors informed this
decision, including: fundamental concern for the health and safety of all those working at
and attending the fair; the severe logistical challenges facing the build-out and transit of
artwork to the show; and the escalating difficulties complicating international travel, all
arising as a result of the outbreak of the coronavirus.