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Hong Kong Goes Baselistic

by Sophia Powers
Can going global make a razzle-dazzle art fair more local? We are set to see with this year's upcoming Hong Kong Art Fair, kicking off May 17th. Just a little over a year ago, the MCH Group, the owners of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, purchased a 60% stake in the company that runs the Hong Kong fair, giving them a formidable monopoly over the global art fair circuit. Will this takeover lead to the McDonalds-ization of the circuit? Perhaps just the opposite. As Art Basel co-director Marc Spiegler put it: "We have no desire to do the same show three times a year. There will be certain... [more]
Posted by Sophia Powers on 5/15/12