Hong Kong Art Week 2017 Symposium

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'ASIA: NEW FRONTIERS IN THE ART WORLD'

FRIDAY - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17 - 18, 2017

Session 1: 17 November 2017 (Friday), 2:30pm - 4:45pm

Session 2: 17 November 2017 (Friday), 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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

Session 3: 18 November 2017 (Saturday), 10:00am - 11:30am

Ballet performance: 18 November 2017 (Saturday), 11:30-11:50am

Session 4: 18 November 2017 (Saturday), 2:00pm - 3:30pm

HTC VR Demonstration: 18 November 2017 (Saturday), 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Session 5: 18 November 2017 (Saturday), 4:00pm - 5:30pm

INTRODUCTION

This year’s 2nd 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.

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"' - key note speaker Philip Tinari


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 & moderator Ingrid Chu followed by a panel talk on the same topic: Aaron Seeto, Dustin Shum, Septime Webre, Selina Ting, Sook Kyung Lee

SESSION 4: 18 November 2017 (Saturday), 2:00pm - 3:30pm
"Embracing New Technology In The Art World" - main speaker & 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 & moderator Doryun Chong
followed by panel talk on the same topic: Ole Bouman, Xie Suzhen, Ms. Eve Tam