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Art Basel Hong Kong 2017: Salon

Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

21 Mar 201725 Mar 2017

An open platform for short presentations such as artist talks, panels, lectures and performances. A wide range of experts from the international art world take part in Salon, including artists, curators, academics, collectors, architects, art lawyers, critics and other cultural players.

Salon is held daily from Thursday, March 23 to Saturday, March 25 in the auditorium on Level 1, at the entrance of Hall 1A of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Access with Art Basel VIP card or show ticket.
The talks will be accessible in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

The Program

Thursday, March 23, 2017
1pm to 2pm | 1997/ 2007/ 2017 | Made in Hong Kong
Ellen Pau, Artist, and Co-Founder, Videotage, Hong Kong; Leung Chi Wo, Artist, Hong Kong; Ho Tzu Nyen, Artist, Singapore/Berlin. Moderator: Li Zhenhua, Curator of Art Basel’s Film sector and Founder and Director, Beijing Art Lab, Beijing / Zurich

2pm to 3pm | Time’s Complex | Encounters in Encounters
Dinh Q Lê, Artist and Co-founder and Co-director, Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City; Joyce Ho, Artist, Taipei; Gonkar Gyatso, Artist, Chengdu; Shen Shaomin, Artist, Beijing. Moderator: Alexie Glass-Kantor, Curator of Art Basel’s Encounters sector and Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney

3pm to 4pm | Real Talk | Art Fair Art
Ryan Gander, Artist, Suffolk; Alexie Glass-Kantor, Curator of Art Basel’s Encounters sector and Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney; Philip Tinari, Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Pio Abad, Artist, London. Moderator: H.G. Masters, Editor-at-large, ArtAsiaPacific, Hong Kong

4pm to 5pm | Making Spaces for Culture | Districts, Complexes and Clusters
William Lim, Architect and Managing Director, CL3, Hong Kong; Vilma Jukurte, Director, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai; Ute Meta Bauer, Director, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore; Mimi Brown, Founder, Spring Workshop, Hong Kong. Moderator: Alia Al-Senussi, Patron, London

5pm to 6pm | Taking Stock | An Art Market Report
Dr. Clare McAndrew, Founder, Arts Economics, Dublin; Jan Dalley, Arts Editor, Financial Times, London; Adrian Zuercher, Managing Director, Head Asset Allocation, Asia Pacific, UBS Chief Investment Office Wealth Management, Hong Kong. Moderator: Alexandra Seno, Head of Development, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong

6pm to 7:30pm | Para Site After 20 | The Independent Landscape in Hong Kong Cosmin Costinas, Executive Director and Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong; Sara Wong, Artist, Hong Kong; Dr. Tim Li, Advisor, Para Site and Advisor of Fine Art Program, RMIT University, Hong Kong; Professor Wallace Chang Ping Hung, Chairman, 1a Space, Hong Kong; South Ho, Artist and Co-Founder, 100ft Park, Hong Kong. Moderator: Chantal Wong, Head of Strategic Development, Asia Art Archive, and CoFounder, Things That Can Happen, Hong Kong

Friday March 24, 2017
1pm to 2pm | The Language(s) We Speak | Art as Communication
Michael Craig-Martin, Artist, London; Su Mei-Tse, Artist, Luxembourg / Berlin; Abigail Reynolds, Artist, St. Just, Cornwall. Moderator: Alan Lau, Co-Chair, Tate’s Asia Pacific Acquisition Committee, Co-Chair, Para Site and Board Member, M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

2pm to 3pm | What Biennials Do | Notes on Format
Jeebesh Bagchi, Co-Founder, Raqs Media Collective, New Delhi; Alisa Prudnikova,
Commissioner and Director, Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg; Marco Roso, Co-Founder, DIS Collective and Co-Curator, 9th Berlin Biennale, New York; Hou Hanru, Artistic Director, MAXXI, National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome and Curator, 2017 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture, Shenzhen. Moderator: Qinyi Lim, Independent Curator and Writer, Singapore

3pm to 4pm | Art of the Nation | Institutionalizing Culture
David Teh, Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Eve Tam, Museum Director, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong. Moderator: Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief, ArtReview and ArtReview Asia, London

4pm to 5pm | Towards Regional Re-mappings | Developing Connections Esther Lu, Director, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei; Gridthiya Gaweewong, Artistic Director, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok; Suman Gopinath, Independent Curator, Bangalore; Alia Swastika, Curator and Program Director, Ark Galerie and Independent Researcher, Yogyakarta. Moderator: Qinyi Lim, Independent Curator and Writer, Singapore

5pm to 6pm | In (and out of) Frame | Africa in Perspective Lee Garakara, Founder and Creative Director, Mwimbi Fine Art Gallery, Hong Kong; John Owoo, Editor, Arts Ghana, Accra; N’Gone Fall, Independent Curator and Co-Founder of Dakar-based collective GawLab, Paris. Moderator: Frank Vigneron, Professor, Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

6pm to 7pm | Does Political Art Matter? | A Roundtable
Chow Chun Fai, Artist, Hong Kong; Cosmin Costinas, Executive Director and Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong; Sampson Wong, Artist, Independent Curator and Lecturer, Department of Liberal Arts Studies, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong; Wen Yau, Artist and Researcher, Hong Kong
Moderator: Vivienne Chow, Founding Director, Cultural Journalism Campus and Honorary Lecturer, Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

7pm to 8pm | Alternative Ways of Learning | Education Outside the Academy Dirk Fleischmann, Founder, RAT school of ART, Seoul; Huang Xiaopeng, Professor, South China Normal University and Founder, HB Station (Contemporary Art Research Centre), Guangzhou; Melissa Lee, Curator of Education and Public Programmes Curator, Old Bailey Galleries, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong; Prateek Raja, Director, Experimenter, Kolkata. Moderator: Freya Chou, Education and Public Programmes Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong

Saturday, March 25, 2017
12pm to 1pm | Where is the Artist? | On Positions of Power
Peng Yu, Artist, Beijing; Sun Yuan, Artist, Beijing; Ashley Bickerton, Artist, Bali Moderators: Chris Moore, Publisher, randian, Berlin; Thomas Eller, Artist and Editor, randian, Beijing

1pm to 2pm | Technologies of the Present | New Media at Work KyungHwa Lee, Artist and Director of International Affairs, The Korean Society of Art Theories, Los Angeles / Seoul; Lin Ke, Artist, Beijing; Masaki Fujihata, Media Artist and Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo; Petra Cortright, Artist, Los Angeles
Moderator: Maurice Benayoun, Media Artist, and Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2pm to 3pm | Un/Bound | The Art of Publishing
Reiko Tomii, Co-Director, PoNJA-GenKon, New York; Jitish Kallat, Artist, Mumbai;
Christina Li, Curator-at-Large, Spring Workshop, Hong Kong; Pak Sheung Chuen, Artist, Hong Kong. Moderator: Ingrid Chu, Public Programmes Curator, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong

3pm to 4pm | New Criticism | Digital Media and Cultural Journalism
Matthew Anderson, Editor, BBC Culture, London; George Chen, Head of Public Policy for Hong Kong and Taiwan, Facebook, Hong Kong; Nonny de la Peña, Founder, Emblematic Group, Santa Monica. Moderator: Vivienne Chow, Founding Director, Cultural Journalism Campus, and Honorary Lecturer, Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

4pm to 5pm | Expanded Horizons | The World Beyond the Map
Tarek Abou El Fetouh, Independent Curator and Architect, Brussels; Xiaoyu Weng, The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Leeza Ahmady, Independent Curator and Director, Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) Curatorial and Educational Platform, New York; Inti Guerrero, The Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art, Tate, London, Curator, 38th EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick and Founder, Neptune, Hong Kong. Moderator: Stephanie Bailey, Writer and Editor, London/Hong Kong

  • David Teh, Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore David Teh, Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Chow Chun Fai, Artist, Hong Kong Chow Chun Fai, Artist, Hong Kong
  • Huang Xiaopeng, Professor, South China Normal University and Founder, HB Station (Contemporary Art Research Centre), Guangzhou Huang Xiaopeng, Professor, South China Normal University and Founder, HB Station (Contemporary Art Research Centre), Guangzhou

Special Events

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

1997/ 2007/ 2017 | Made in Hong Kong. Ellen Pau, Artist, and Co-Founder, Videotage, Hong Kong; Leung Chi Wo, Artist, Hong Kong; Ho Tzu Nyen, Artist, Singapore/Berlin. Moderator: Li Zhenhua, Curator of Art Basel’s Film sector and Founder and Director, Beijing Art Lab, Beijing / Zurich

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Time’s Complex | Encounters in Encounters Dinh Q Lê, Artist and Co-founder and Co-director, Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City; Joyce Ho, Artist, Taipei; Gonkar Gyatso, Artist, Chengdu; Shen Shaomin, Artist, Beijing Moderator: Alexie Glass-Kantor, Curator of Art Basel’s Encounters sector and Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Real Talk | Art Fair Art. Ryan Gander, Artist, Suffolk; Alexie Glass-Kantor, Curator of Art Basel’s Encounters sector and Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney; Philip Tinari, Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Pio Abad, Artist, London. Moderator: H.G. Masters, Editor-at-large, ArtAsiaPacific, Hong Kong

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Making Spaces for Culture | Districts, Complexes and Clusters. William Lim, Architect and Managing Director, CL3, Hong Kong; Vilma Jukurte, Director, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai; Ute Meta Bauer, Director, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Singapore; Mimi Brown, Founder, Spring Workshop, Hong Kong. Moderator: Alia Al-Senussi, Patron, London

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Taking Stock | An Art Market Report. Dr. Clare McAndrew, Founder, Arts Economics, Dublin; Jan Dalley, Arts Editor, Financial Times, London; Adrian Zuercher, Managing Director, Head Asset Allocation, Asia Pacific, UBS Chief Investment Office Wealth Management, Hong Kong. Moderator: Alexandra Seno, Head of Development, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Para Site After 20 | The Independent Landscape in Hong Kong. Cosmin Costinas, Executive Director and Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong; Sara Wong, Artist, Hong Kong; Dr. Tim Li, Advisor, Para Site and Advisor of Fine Art Program, RMIT University, Hong Kong; Professor Wallace Chang Ping Hung, Chairman, 1a Space, Hong Kong; South Ho, Artist and Co-Founder, 100ft Park, Hong Kong. Moderator: Chantal Wong, Head of Strategic Development, Asia Art Archive, and CoFounder, Things That Can Happen, Hong Kong

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

The Language(s) We Speak | Art as Communication. Michael Craig-Martin, Artist, London; Su Mei-Tse, Artist, Luxembourg / Berlin; Abigail Reynolds, Artist, St. Just, Cornwall. Moderator: Alan Lau, Co-Chair, Tate’s Asia Pacific Acquisition Committee, Co-Chair, Para Site and Board Member, M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

What Biennials Do | Notes on Format. Jeebesh Bagchi, Co-Founder, Raqs Media Collective, New Delhi; Alisa Prudnikova, Commissioner and Director, Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg; Marco Roso, Co-Founder, DIS Collective and Co-Curator, 9th Berlin Biennale, New York; Hou Hanru, Artistic Director, MAXXI, National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome and Curator, 2017 Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture, Shenzhen. Moderator: Qinyi Lim, Independent Curator and Writer, Singapore

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Art of the Nation | Institutionalizing Culture. David Teh, Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Eve Tam, Museum Director, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong. Moderator: Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief, ArtReview and ArtReview Asia, London

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Towards Regional Re-mappings | Developing Connections. Esther Lu, Director, Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei; Gridthiya Gaweewong, Artistic Director, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok; Suman Gopinath, Independent Curator, Bangalore; Alia Swastika, Curator and Program Director, Ark Galerie and Independent Researcher, Yogyakarta. Moderator: Qinyi Lim, Independent Curator and Writer, Singapore

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

In (and out of) Frame | Africa in Perspective. Lee Garakara, Founder and Creative Director, Mwimbi Fine Art Gallery, Hong Kong; John Owoo, Editor, Arts Ghana, Accra; N’Gone Fall, Independent Curator and Co-Founder of Dakar-based collective GawLab, Paris. Moderator: Frank Vigneron, Professor, Fine Arts Department, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Does Political Art Matter? | A Roundtable. Chow Chun Fai, Artist, Hong Kong; Cosmin Costinas, Executive Director and Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong; Sampson Wong, Artist, Independent Curator and Lecturer, Department of Liberal Arts Studies, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Hong Kong; Wen Yau, Artist and Researcher, Hong Kong. Moderator: Vivienne Chow, Founding Director, Cultural Journalism Campus and Honorary Lecturer, Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), The University of Hong Kong

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Alternative Ways of Learning | Education Outside the Academy. Dirk Fleischmann, Founder, RAT school of ART, Seoul; Huang Xiaopeng, Professor, South China Normal University and Founder, HB Station (Contemporary Art Research Centre), Guangzhou; Melissa Lee, Curator of Education and Public Programmes Curator, Old Bailey Galleries, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong; Prateek Raja, Director, Experimenter, Kolkata Moderator: Freya Chou, Education and Public Programmes Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Where is the Artist? | On Positions of Power Peng Yu, Artist, Beijing; Sun Yuan, Artist, Beijing; Ashley Bickerton, Artist, Bali. Moderators: Chris Moore, Publisher, randian, Berlin; Thomas Eller, Artist and Editor, randian, Beijing

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Technologies of the Present | New Media at Work KyungHwa Lee, Artist and Director of International Affairs, The Korean Society of Art Theories, Los Angeles / Seoul; Lin Ke, Artist, Beijing; Masaki Fujihata, Media Artist and Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo; Petra Cortright, Artist, Los Angeles Moderator: Maurice Benayoun, Media Artist, and Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Un/Bound | The Art of Publishing Reiko Tomii, Co-Director, PoNJA-GenKon, New York; Jitish Kallat, Artist, Mumbai; Christina Li, Curator-at-Large, Spring Workshop, Hong Kong; Pak Sheung Chuen, Artist, Hong Kong Moderator: Ingrid Chu, Public Programmes Curator, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

New Criticism | Digital Media and Cultural Journalism Matthew Anderson, Editor, BBC Culture, London; George Chen, Head of Public Policy for Hong Kong and Taiwan, Facebook, Hong Kong; Nonny de la Peña, Founder, Emblematic Group, Santa Monica Moderator: Vivienne Chow, Founding Director, Cultural Journalism Campus, and Honorary Lecturer, Journalism and Media Studies Centre (JMSC), The University of Hong Kong

Destination: Hong Kong
Where: auditorium, level 1
Type: Talk
Admission: Free

Expanded Horizons | The World Beyond the Map Tarek Abou El Fetouh, Independent Curator and Architect, Brussels; Xiaoyu Weng, The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Associate Curator of Chinese Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Leeza Ahmady, Independent Curator and Director, Asian Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) Curatorial and Educational Platform, New York; Inti Guerrero, The Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art, Tate, London, Curator, 38th EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial, Limerick and Founder, Neptune, Hong Kong Moderator: Stephanie Bailey, Writer and Editor, London/Hong Kong

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