Fine Art Asia Pavilion


Fine Art Asia Pavilion at Art Basel Hong Kong 2021
“Traverse: Once Modern”
19 – 23 May



This spring, Fine Art Asia is delighted to present a group exhibition entitled ‘Traverse: Once Modern’, set in the Fine Art Asia Pavilion at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Co-curated by 8 prominent galleries specialising in different aspects of historical art, ‘Traverse: Once Modern’ presents a journey from the distant past to the mid-20th century, creating dialogue with its legacy through the lens of Art Basel. Antiquities, which were once considered contemporary art in their respective periods, through time, have evolved into objects not only of beauty but also of historical value. ‘Traverse: Once Modern’ aims to recontextualise classical art that seamlessly blends in today’s environment, interspersed among the modern and contemporary works at Art Basel.


Exhibition Catalogue


Participating Galleries

8 premier galleries will present works at Fine Art Asia Pavilion:

David Aaron
Greek, Roman, Egyptian and
Islamic arts

Chelesa Art
Hong Kong/Shanghai
Chinese ink paintings

Ever Arts Gallery
Hong Kong
Classical Chinese furniture and
scholar’s objects

Andy Hei Ltd.
Hong Kong
Classical Chinese furniture

Maria Kiang Chinese Art
Hong Kong
Chinese scholar’s objects and jades

Rossi & Rossi
London/Hong Kong
Himalayan and Chinese works of art

Wui Po Kok
Hong Kong
Chinese bronzes and works of art

Kyoto/Hong Kong
Japanese antiques and works of art


Dates, Time & Venue

Booth 1C32, Hall 1C, Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wanchai

Please visit Art Basel Hong Kong for opening dates and times. 

About Art Basel

Founded in 1970 by gallerists from Basel, Art Basel today stages the world’s premier art shows for Modern and contemporary art, sited in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Defined by its host city and region, each show is unique, which is reflected in its participating galleries, artworks presented, and the content of parallel programming produced in collaboration with local institutions for each edition. Art Basel’s engagement has also expanded beyond art fairs through new digital platforms and initiatives.