Art Basel's Director of Asia Adeline Ooi is excited about the selection of Asian art at the fair, commenting: "I'm particularly pleased that this year's fair is going to showcase a greater depth and range of Asian art. I think that audiences will be able to see more layers in terms of content from Asia."

"Our Insights sector is a prime example, with many solo exhibitions of individual artists, and specially curated thematic material. The main Galleries sector will feature more solo booths, and galleries will be showing artists that are not usually presented in a fair — in a sense, it will be more historical."

"I think it's great that important movements like Mono-ha, Gutai, and Dansaekhwa are represented, but the greater depth this year is important as well."

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This year, the Encounters part of the fair, which has been curated by executive director of Artspace in Sydney, Alexie Glass-Kantor.

The Encounter section is set to feature 16 works by artists such as Brook Andrew, Hans Berg and Nathalie Djurberg, Roberto Chabet, Chen Zhen, Isa Genzken, Kyungah Ham, Richard Maloy, Tintin Wulia, Tromarama, and Keiji Uematsu.

Alexie Glass-Kantor commented that the section has "been created as a direct response to exploring what an 'encounter' is or could become," encouraging audience interaction.

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The scope of Asian art on offer will include Tadasu Takamine who has never been presented at an art fair, as well as Kimiyo Mishima's ceramic sculptures represented by MEM; Martin Wong shown at PPOW Gallery; and Ni Haifeng at Pearl Lam Galleries.

Half of the 239 galleries are from the Asia-Pacific region.

Watch highlights from the 2015 edition here.

Asian artists are also represented under the Insights presentation and will include Australia's Michael Cook, China's Guan Xiao, Yu Honglei represented by Shanghai's Antenna Space, and Japan's Tadasu Takamine and Arataniurano.

The Film section of the fair has been curated by Li Zhenhua and will be presented with the Hong Kong Arts Center with screenings being held at Art Basel, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.

The façade of the fair will have a 490 metre high work by Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima entitled Time Waterfall, which features a cascade of numbers poetically falling to represent the circular nature of life.

Art Basel Hong Kong, will take place from 24th-26th March, 2016. For more information, see here.