Asia: New Frontiers in the Art World


Arts and Culture


Friday, November 17, 2017: 2:30pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017: 
9:30am 5:30pm

Tickets for Asia Society members are available via the link on the right.

Tickets for non-members will be available from November 2 onwards on Ticketflap. For more information, please visit

This year’s second annual Art Week Symposium includes a robust program of inspiring talks by speakers — many new to Hong Kong audiences — with diverse viewpoints. Recognizing that Hong Kong is a pluralistic society where arts professionals with different approaches can engage in lively conversation, we aim at connecting the Hong Kong arts community by circulating fresh ideas through public conversations.

The focus this year is on the particular challenges of the Asian context in 2017, and how this idiosyncratic framework of perpetual tension between the local and the international, the traditional and the modern, inevitably impacts its art workers (whether artists, art researchers, curators, collectors, writers, art galleries’ or other arts professionals).  We explore these topics particularly as they relate to Hong Kong, and its ambition to be the new center of the contemporary art world in Asia.  

Please join us in what we expect to be a revelatory introduction to new approaches, new projects, new strategies, and new perspectives; all aimed at inspiring Hong Kong’s art community.

Friday Afternoon Session

Session 1: 17 November 2017 (Friday), 2:30pm - 4:45pm
Collectors Visions Shaping The Art World  — main speaker Dr. Wiyu Wahono, followed by a panel talk on the same topic: Douglas So, Liu Gang, Wiyu Wahono, Meg Maggio (moderator)

Session 2: 17 November 2017 (Friday), 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Theater of the World: Art, China, and Institutions in a New Era  — keynote speaker Philip Tinari

Saturday Morning Session

Skype Talk: 18 November 2017 (Saturday), 9:30am - 10:00am 
Typhoon Simchowitz — Stefan Simchowitz

Session 3: 18 November 2017 (Saturday), 10:00am - 11:30am
Outside The Art Institution Curating New Projects/New Frontiers — main speaker and moderator Ingrid Chu, followed by a panel talk on the same topic: Aaron Seeto, Dustin Shum, Septime Webre, Selina Ting, Sook Kyung Lee

Saturday Afternoon Session 

Session 4: 18 November 2017 (Saturday), 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Embracing New Technology In The Art World — main speaker and moderator Prof. Zhang Ga, followed by a panel talk on the same topic: John Tain, Kyle Chung, Victoria Chang

Session 5: 18 November 2017 (Saturday), 4:00pm - 5:30pm
How To Build A (Better) Museum In Asia — main speaker and moderator Doryun Chong, followed by panel talk on the same topic: Ole Bouman, Xie Suzhen, Eve Tam

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Event Details

Fri 17 Nov 2017 - Sat 18 Nov 2017
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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Free Admission; Limited Availability; Registration required
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