Get ready to have your own personal art guide just in time for Art Basel Hong Kong. Artsy, the global platform for collecting and discovering art, is launching an app feature on March 25 and will celebrate during Art Basel in Hong Kong on March 27. Dubbed “a personalized art guide in your pocket,” the feature will allow users to explore gallery exhibitions, art fairs, and museum shows in six art-world centers: New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris, Los Angeles, and Berlin.


So what should you expect?  Well for starters, you’ll be able to navigate around any one of the six featured cities with in-app GPS, discover current exhibitions and fairs taking place in the vicinity, browse works and artists showcased, and buy from galleries and fairs directly. Because Artsy has the world’s largest partner network—3,000+ galleries, 800+ museums, and 80+ art fairs across over 90 countries—the city guide will provide the most extensive opportunities for art discovery available. Did you see an exhibition you liked while in Paris? You can save it directly on the app.


Bringing the app to fruition is BMW, Artsy’s long-term partner. “We are thrilled to partner on the Artsy city guide feature with BMW, with whom we share a passion for quality and innovation. Not only is the feature the first of its kind to offer a seamless and personalized discovery-to collect experience, but its launch also exemplifies Artsy’s deep product and engineering expertise, unparalleled industry network, and commitment to the nexus of art and culture. By providing greater access to and deeper engagement with art, this initiative further builds on Artsy’s goal to increasingly support more artists in the world, and make more art accessible to art lovers and buyers on a global scale,”  Fatma Collins, Artsy’s VP of Product, said in a statement.


The app update will be available for iOS users from Monday, March 25, 2019.

image// courtesy of Artsy