Why Soho House Hong Kong is your hub for Art Basel 2023

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From member exhibitions and panel talks to the hottest afterparties, here’s what’s happening at the House as the annual art fair finally returns to the city

Tuesday 21 February 2023   By Soho House

In just a few weeks, Art Basel will be back in Hong Kong for the first time in years, welcoming local and international artists and creatives to celebrate the homegrown talents of Asia-Pacific’s art scene. To mark the occasion, we’re hosting a special art week at Soho House Hong Kong and, as always, we’ve got an exciting calendar of events for members in the city. 

Kicking off on Thursday 16 March, our series of events will take place across two weeks to coincide with Art Basel and Art Central, with everything from collection tours and member exhibitions to panel talks and afterparties on the agenda. So, whether you’re a Hong Kong local or returning to the city for its biggest cultural moment of the year, you won’t want to miss any of the happenings at the House. 

What’s more, members who are visiting Hong Kong for Art Basel will get 20% off bedrooms at The Upper House, a small luxury hotel in the city designed by local architect Andre Fu. The stay also comes with HK$500 dining credit per night, complimentary access to group wellness classes, confirmed upgrade at time of booking, and private car transfer to and from Soho House – subject to availability.

Here’s what you can expect from our Hong Kong Art Week events line-up.

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Member exhibition
For Art Basel, we’re hosting the HKWalls street art and mural festival, which will be on display from Saturday 18 to Sunday 26 March, with a Graffiti 101 workshop with street artist Jurne on Sunday 19, and Speed drawing with Czech artist Mára Čmára on Wednesday 22 March. The nine-day festival will conclude with the HKWalls x Chivas Art Battle.
Wednesday 15 March

Soho House Hong Kong art collection tour with Fiona Ho
Soho House has always been a patron of art, with one of the largest private collections in the world, featuring local artists in each city. Ahead of Art Week, members were invited on a tour of our House art collection with member and curator Fiona Ho.
Saturday 18 March 

Art Lunch with Natasha Arselan
Founder of AucArt Natasha Arselan hosts a luncheon panel to celebrate the platform’s first Hong Kong exhibition in partnership with Seefood Room gallery. The panel will discuss emerging art, covering what it means, its pros and cons, and buying and collecting artwork by emerging artists. Guest speakers include: Samson Ko of Haus of Contemporary and Seefood Room, Matt Chung of Gallery Ascend, Artport and Sidespace, Luning Wang of Artnet China, Moonny Man of Artsy and artist Mizuki Nishiyama. Following the lunch, guests will be invited to a preview of the exhibition.
Monday 20 March 

Collecting digital art with Artsy
Sit down with Jennifer Pratt, director of partnerships at Artsy, to learn about trends in the digital market, and how to use digital resources to plan your Art Week and start your collection.
#legendchats: photography with Renee Neoh and Ruby Law
Join us as #legend magazine hosts #legendchats at the House, where they speak to photographers Renee Neoh and Ruby Law, hosted by member and editor in chief Zaneta Cheng.

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Tuesday 21 March
Art Central guided preview
Enjoy a special preview of the exhibition with the Art Central team. Passes to access the tour can be collected from House reception.
White Cube Hong Kong: Deep Dive by Tunji Adeniyi-Jones preview night
Be the first to view White Cube Hong Kong’s Art Basel gallery exhibition, Deep Dive, a solo exhibition by Tunji Adeniyi-Jones and the artist’s first in the region.
White Cube Hong Kong: Art Basel afterparty
We’re hosting White Cube gallery’s Art Basel opening party at Soho House Hong Kong, featuring works by artist Tunji Adeniyi-Jones. Born in the UK, and now living and working in the US, his practice is inspired by the ancient history of West Africa and his Yoruba heritage.
Wednesday 22 March
Art Central guided preview
Enjoy a special preview of the exhibition with the Art Central team. Passes to access the tour can be collected from House reception.
Yeti Out: Alex Turnbull House Party
Soho House Hong Kong hosts street culture legend, Alex Turnbull, a founding member
of the International Stüssy Tribe. The evening will be curated by member Arthur Bray and his music collective Yeti Out. Turnbull will also be joining Bray and his line-up on the decks. 
Thursday 23 March
Artful yoga with Rosemary VanDenbroucke
Start your day off on a peaceful note, and recharge your mind and body at this yoga and breathwork event with instructor Rosemary VanDenbroucke. She guides you through a Vinyasa flow to help you release any tension and stress.
Artful yoga and meditation with Alex Lam
Spend the afternoon relaxing and unwinding with musician and yoga master, Alex Lam. He started practising yoga at a young age, before turning his attention to the entertainment business. Members can bring their own mat or borrow one from the House.

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Awethentic Labs x Spin Sum: art and music panel
This event will feature an exclusive appearance by the award-winning DJ Dixon and leading digital artist Mad Dog Jones. Together, they share their insights on how art and music intersect in the modern world.
Soho Sounds: Vakki DJ set
South Korean artist, Vakki, who explores various media including graphic design, video and interactive media, joins our Art Week music line-up to host a special Soho Sounds, showcasing her tribal house and nu-disco beats.
Friday 24 March 
Awethentic Studio Art Week wrap-up party
Join the Awethentic Studio crew for their wrap-up party for Hong Kong Art Week 2023, featuring some of the best known DJs: MENGZY, Subez Yeti, Uptown Rockers (Sean Fitzpatrick, Simon Pang and Drafus Chow), JulieJ.
Art Week House Party: WOAW Gallery x Kevin Poon
Multi-hyphenate and WOAW Gallery founder, Kevin Poon, hosts his official gallery opening afterparty at Soho House Hong Kong on Friday 24 March, and will headline the evening’s DJ line-up. This year, the gallery features art curators Greg Ito and Karen Galloway, among other LA gallerists who will be in attendance, plus Poon’s selection of art influencers.
Rooms at The Upper House hotel are priced from HK$3,000 per night. Please use the Soho House members’ link to book online and redeem this offer.