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As international galleries and wealthy collectors descend on Hong Kong for Art Basel, some of the city's artists still struggle to make ends meet. Art Basel's Hong Kong edition launched five years ago and spawned a host of simultaneous shows in what has become known as "Art Month". Artists must be represented by a gallery to participate in Art Basel, which runs for five days at Hong Kong's harbor-front convention center.Ink artist Hung Fai, 30, was born and bred in the city and has exhibited at Art Basel four times.Art Basel's Asia Director Adeline Ooi said the fair tries to encourage Hong Kong galleries to present local artists as much as possible.Chung notes that smaller-scale shows in Hong Kong can also be prohibitive. She applied for a booth at a weeklong local art festival last year, but the HK$20,000 entry fee scared her off.
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