While building her art collection and non-profit Q Contemporary museum in Budapest, Hungary, the Hong Kong–born Queenie Rosita Law has also become an art-world fixture in her hometown.
Earlier this month, the 30-something entrepreneur launched Double Q Gallery in the city’s Sheung Wan district to showcase works from her growing collection, which focuses on emerging and historically overlooked artists from near and far. Her goal is to champion lesser-known talents while introducing the local community to international figures who lack exposure in Asia, where young people have been increasingly investing in art.
Double Q has a booth at Art Central, a satellite fair of Art Basel Hong Kong (ABHK), which opened to the public on Friday as the city reemerges from lockdown. Amid a busy Hong Kong Art Week, Law found time to speak with Artnet News about her collecting ethos, the artists on her radar, and how it feels to have her city and its art scene come back to life.
On the reopening of Art Basel—and Hong Kong:
“I am just happy in general that it’s happening! There are so many events I am looking forward to, M+ museum is open again, and all of the institutions and galleries are having new shows. But I think the main joy comes from physical, social gatherings, which was impossible over the last few months in the city.”
On her plans for Hong Kong Art Week:
“My gallery is participating in Art Central [an Art Basel Hong Kong satellite fair, until May 29] for the first time. We have a solo booth to present the works of the late Hungarian geometric art pioneer Gizella Rákóczy and a multimedia installation, Police Party 22, by Hungarian artist Márton Nemes.