The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association reveals today that “Hong Kong Art Week – Autumn Edition”, sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Private Banking, will launch on 27 October 2016. Through the festival, over 50 member galleries will host a citywide public programme of over 100 art-focused activities, including gallery tours, artist talks, studio visits, family activities, and many other neighbourhood events, welcoming all Hong Kongers and visitors, from curious newbies to serious collectors.
“We want to tell any lover of culture and art that our doors are open to you. Come in and meet the gallerists! The culture of Hong Kong has been built on by its galleries, who in turn play an active role in the creative eco-system of the city, nurturing and showcasing our artists and the environment they work in.” said Christine Chan Chiu, General Manager of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association.
The collective efforts and expertise of local players in the art scene have seen Hong Kong Art Week – Autumn Edition grow into a fully-fledged art festival of international standards that encompasses galleries, restaurants and nonprofit-organisations. Highlights of this year’s expanded programme will include:
The Gallery Walk for Charity, an exciting new event involving 50+ galleries in central Hong Kong’s art neighbourhoods, performance artists, live music, restaurants and a major public art installation.
Three unique interactive Art Treasure Hunt events throughout Hong Kong’s art neighbourhoods that are being exclusively developed by iDiscover City Walks, and that will be linked to an accessible Map App being created for Art Week – Autumn Edition.
A two day Art Symposium held at the Asia Society and supported by the Mandarin Oriental, with headline speakers already confirmed including Sir David Tang (founder of Shanghai Tang and The China Club), David Elliott (curator, author and former Director of Mori Museum, former Artistic Director of Sydney Biennale), Suhanya Raffel (Executive Director, M+, WKCD), Charles Guarino (Publisher, Artforum Magazine), Jiyoon Lee (Managing Director, MMCA, Seoul), Linus Cheung (collector), William Lim (collector, architect, artist), Cherry Chan (Mills6 Foundation).
More to visit during the Art week:
Art Day at South Island
Family Art Day
Gallery tours for students
Art LATES at Soho189
The Hong Kong Art Week takes place from 27th October to 9th November, 2016
- Hong Kong Art Week