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ART FAIR REPORT

Space at the Top

Bird’s eye view of 2011 Art Taipei. Courtesy Art Taipei.

Even as the art-fair circuit in East Asia matures, there remains considerable jostling in the regional hierarchy. Launched in 2008, Hong Kong’s young Art HK sprinted to the front of the pack. However, many dealers are now concerned about its future after Art Basel’s parent company purchased controlling interest in early May. There are apprehensions that future editions will be more European-focused, sidelining regional galleries. Furthermore, the judgment of the fair’s management was called into doubt after it…

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