Art Central returns in 2016 with a dynamic program that celebrates the vibrancy and diversity of Asia’s contemporary art scene. Experience six days of contemporary exhibitions, large-scale installations, cutting-edge new media, film, panel discussions.
TALKS X ASIA SOCIETY
TALKS X ASIA SOCIETY is a daily program of debates and discussions, presented by the Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
The 2016 program will focus on the evolving spectrum of creative practices across greater Asia, and include some of the most compelling voices working within the region today.
PROJECTS presents ambitious large-scale works and spatial interventions that challenge the confines of a tradition art fair booth.
MEDIA X MUMM
MEDIA X MUMM is the fair’s first exhibition of avant-garde digital, new media and performance art supported by Official Champagne partner, G.H. Mumm.
SCREEN X EXPERIMENTA
SCREEN X EXPERIMENTA is a curated platform for experimental and narrative, motion picture filmmakers. Curated by Gina Wong, founder and director of Experimenta Hong Kong, the program will comprise a collection of short films to be shown for an hour each day of the fair.
Experimenta is founded on the ideologies of experimentation, creative process, and open dialogue across a variety of art forms and styles. Their most fundamental conviction is that artistic experimentation has the potential to transform and enlighten individuals and communities. Founded by Gina Wong See-Yuen, Experimenta produce multimedia art productions and showcase experimental and underground films. Gina is a filmmaker, curator and producer. Her recent films include The Lives of Hamilton Fish ( 86m / USA / 2013) and La Salamanda (95m / Chile - HK / 2016 ). She lives and work in Hong Kong and London.
ROUNDTABLE X 4A
ROUNDTABLE X 4A is a series of discussions, interviews, presentations and performances hosted by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. This dynamic program will focus on artistic and curatorial practices from across Asia and the Pacific, in particular highlighting the work of 4A and other non-profit organisations in supporting and developing new discourses and conversations. Roundtable breaks down the stigma around contemporary art by inviting guests to join the 4A team at their communal table to participate or simply listen to their extensive program. Learn more about what it takes to commission new artworks, hear experiences of artists participating in residencies abroad, or watch new performance artworks by some of Australia’s leading practitioners. Roundtable will feature new performances by artists Frances Barrett, Abdullah M.I. Syed and Latai Taumoepea, each of which reflect on the context of the contemporary art fair in Asia. 4A will also be exhibiting work by FX Harsono, Owen Leong, Vipoo Srivilasa, Jae Hoon Lee, Vernon Ah Kee, Jason Wing and Ming Wong.
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art is a non-profit organisation established in 1996 in Sydney to present and promote the work of Asian and Asian-Australian artists. 4A has a distinctive approach to addressing Australia’s cultural diversity through a dynamic program including local and international exhibitions, public programs, workshops, seminars, symposiums and community activities.
TOURS X SCAD
Education is an integral part of Art Central, and the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will be conducting free educational tours providing insight into contemporary art. Tours are approximately one hour long, and cover highlights of the works on view at the fair.
The Sovereign Art Foundation, in collaboration with internationally recognized Thai artist Navin Rawanchaikul, will be offering a variety of fun art activities to kids at Art Central, including the chance to be in a LIVE mural painting, designing and sending a postcard to a young child in Thailand, going on an Art Treasure Hunt, and all sorts of other creative activities inspired by fabric. Based on OKland, a collaborative project inspired by Navin’s father’s fabric shop in Chiang Mai, Thailand.