Looking Up: Remapping Hong Kong's Art Scene in the Era of New Connectivity and Ruptures

hkaga art symposium

Saturday, November 17 2018, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) and Asia Society Hong Kong Center are delighted to announce the 2018 Art Symposium, “Looking Up: Remapping Hong Kong’s Art Scene in the Era of New Connectivity and Ruptures”, to be held on Friday November 16 to Saturday November 17, as part of Hong Kong Art Week. The HKAGA Art Symposium examines the different facets of Hong Kong’s dramatic rise, as well as the challenges it will face in the future. Four sessions led by renowned international and local art experts will address some of the most pressing topics on the future of visual arts in Hong Kong. Information about each session available below.

Friday, November 16, 2018

SESSION 1 | 2:15pm - 4:15pm
"One Belt, One Road"

Main Speaker: Cuauhtémoc Medina, Chief Curator, 12th Shanghai Biennale

Panelist Speakers: Iola Lenzi, Curator, Critic & Historian of Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art;Harald Kraemer, Associate Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong; Lorraine Kiang, Director, Edouard Malingue Gallery; H.G. Masters, Almanac Editor & Editor-at-large, Art Asia Pacific magazine (moderator)

SESSION 2 | 4:30pm - 6:15pm
"How are Western Museums Collecting and Understanding Contemporary Asian Art?”

Main Speaker: Boon Hui Tan, Director, Asia Society Museum

Panelist Speakers: Victoria Sung, Assistant Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Centre; Alan Lau, Collector & Board Member, M+; Sara Raza, Independent Curator & Writer; Catherine Kwai, Founder, Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery; Raymond Tang, Curator (Hong Kong Art), Hong Kong Museum of Art (moderator)

Cocktail Reception | 6:30 - 8:30pm

With Live Performance by Fernando Prats and David Redic

The cocktail session is RSVP only with limited spaces. RSVP email: rsvp@hk-aga.org

Saturday, November 17, 2018

SESSION 3 | 10:15am - 12:00pm
"Female Artists in Asia/Hong Kong; With Reference to Asia Society’s Pan Yu-Lin Exhibition"

Main Speaker: Freya Chou, Curator, Para Site

Panelist Speakers: Ellen Pau, Artist & Curator; Doris Wong Wai-yin, Artist; Özge Ersoy, Public Programmes Lead, Asia Art Archive; Enid Tsui, Senior Culture Writer, South China Morning Post (moderator)

SESSION 4 | 1:30pm - 3:15pm
"New Trends: The Impact of the Next Wave of International Gallery Openings in Hong Kong and Beyond"

Main Speaker: Magnus Renfrew, Managing Director & Founder, ARTHQ Group

Panelist Speakers: Emmanuel Perrotin, Founder, Galerie Perrotin; Daphne King, Director, Alison Fine Arts; Isa Lorenzo, Founder & Co-Director, Silverlens; Vivienne Chow, Journalist and Critic in Arts and Culture (moderator) 

SESSION 5 | 17 November 2018 (Saturday), 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Keynote Presentation by Tobias Berger, Head of Arts, Tai Kwun

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More information can be found at the HKAGA website here

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Event Details

Fri 16 Nov 2018 - Sat 17 Nov 2018
2:15 - 6:30 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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Free Admission for ASHK members; Limited Availability; Registration required
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