Over the past decade, Hong Kong has developed not just as the centre of art business in Asia, but as a global art hub. Today, Hong Kong hosts Asia’s premier international art fairs, auction houses and galleries. With London and New York, it has become one of the top three art centres in the world. The development of West Kowloon Cultural District and its contemporary art museum M+, as well as Tai Kwun in Central, will further contribute to Hong Kong’s significance as a world art hub.
The 3rd HKAGA Annual Art Symposium examines the different facets of Hong Kong's dramatic rise as a major international art centre, as well as the opportunities and challenges it faces amid increasing connectivity and unpredictability in global economy and politics. The two-day programme includes 5 sessions of presentations and talks from an outstanding roaster of influencers – artists, curators, gallerists, art fair directors, researchers and collectors from Asia and beyond.
The HKAGA is grateful to H Queen’s, Art Basel and Artsy for their support of the Hong Kong Art Week.
The symposium is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Please pre-register at http://hkartweek.org to secure your seats.
Friday, 16 November
Session One | 2:15 – 4:15pm
Theme | "One Belt, One Road" — Hong Kong as a window to the world
Main Speaker | Cuauhtémoc Medina, Chief Curator of the 12th Shanghai Biennale
Session Two | 4:30 – 6:15pm
Theme | How are Western Museums collecting and understanding Contemporary Art from Asia
Main Speaker | Boon Hui Tan, Director of Asia Society Museum
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: [email protected])
*Sponsored by Artsy
Saturday, 17 November
Session Three | 10:15am – 12pm
Theme | Female artists in Asia, in honour of Asia Society’s Pan Yuliang Exhibition
Main Speaker | Freya Chou, Curator of Para Site
Session Four | 1:30 – 3:15pm
Theme | 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
Session Five | 3:30 – 4:15pm
Keynote Presentation by Tobias Berger, Head of Arts, Tai Kwun