ART CAR UNVEILING (Thursday 27 Oct 2016, 5pm-6pm)

ART CAR UNVEILING CEREMONY 27 October 2016 (Thursday), 5pm-6pm PMQ Courtyard, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central Hong Kong Art Week’s ‘Art Car’ is a LE MANS PROTOTYPE race car, with its chassis entirely designed by French group ORECA, and its impressive engine by Nissan! It is managed by HK-based KCMG race team and participated in the Le Mans 24 Hours race in France last year, making history by claiming its first victory! Considered the most prestigious single car race championship, the Le Mans 24 Hours race is also regarded as the 2nd most important racing event after the F1. This history-making race car is now in HK and has been decorated by Frog King, making it HK Art Week's inaugural 'ART CAR'! FROG KING is a pioneering conceptual and performance artist who has been breaking boundaries since the late 1960s. He is one of the earliest Chinese contemporary artists to explore the use of ink painting as a conceptual tool, incorporating it as both action and material into multiple-media installations and performances; and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors internationally!

ART SYMPOSIUM (Thu-Fri, 28-29 Oct 2016)

Co-presented by the Asia Society, the 2-day symposium with engaging and dynamic speakers both locally and internationally (supported by the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong) includes the who’s who of the art and creative community. Each session consists of 3 talks & panel discussions. Free. (you must click on date and session)  

Session 1: 28 October 2016 (Friday), 2:30pm-5:30pm

2:30pm-3:45pm “Alterity and other things. Thinking about Qualities in Contemporary Art” David Elliott, Writer, Curator, Museum Director 4:00pm-4:30pm “Why Art is Important to a Society” (Film) Sir David Tang, Writer, Art Collector, Entrepreneur 4:30pm-5:30pm “Engaging Audiences: Museums, Biennials and Triennials” David Elliott, Writer, Curator, Museum Director Suhanya Raffel, Executive Director, M+ Yongwoo Lee, Executive Director, Shanghai Himalayas Museum Moderator: Elaine Ng, Editor and Publisher, Art Asia Pacific Magazine  

Saturday, 29 October 2016 AM Session 2

10:00am-10:45am “Making History: AAA Research on Art Exhibitions in 1980s and 1990s China” Anthony Yung, Head of China Research, Asia Art Archive 11:00am-11:45am “Why Artists Matter” Charles Guarino, Publisher, Art Forum Magazine in conversation with: Samantha Leese, Arts Journalist 11:50am-12:45pm “Bringing a City together around Culture: Why bother?” Tisa Ho, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Festival Julien-Loïc Garin, Chief Executive Officer, Le French May Arts Festival & Lumières Hong Kong Rachel Rits-Volloch, Founding Director, MOMENTUM Hing Chao, Founder, Hong Kong Culture Festival Moderator: Cherry Chan, PIC, The Mills  

Saturday, 29 October 2016 PM Session 3

2:30pm-3:20pm “Making Great Exhibitions Happen” Inti Guerrero, Estrellita B. Brodsky Adjunct Curator of Latin American Art, Tate, London; Founding Director of Neptune, Hong Kong Venus Lau, Artistic Director, OCAT Shenzen Mimi Chun, Director, Blindspot Gallery Moderator: Vivienne Chow, Independent journalist and Critic, Founding Director of Cultural Journalism Campus 3:30pm-4:20pm “Collectors and Artists in Conversation” Linus Cheung, Art Collector & Retired Chief Executive of HongKong Telecom William Lim, Art Collector & Founder and Managing Director of CL3 Architects Hung Hoi, Artist Tozer Pak, Artist Moderator: Catherine Kwai, Director of Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery 4:30pm-5:30pm “Looking to the Future - Art, Innovation, Technology” Yana Peel, Chief Executive Officer, Serpentine Galleries, London Jiyoon Lee, Managing Director, The National Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (MMCA), Seoul Takashi Kudo & Kazumasa Nonaka, Digital Artists, teamLab, Tokyo Moderator: Su-Mei Thompson, Chief Executive Officer, The Women’s Foundation

THE GALLERY WALK (Thu 3 Nov 2016, 5pm-10pm)

The Gallery Walk is an exciting new event involving over 40 galleries in Hong Kong’s art neighbourhoods from Central to Sheung Wan to Sai Ying Pun. Tickets provide open access to all participating galleries as well as art, music and dance installations, plus food and drink from Hong Kong's most exciting kitchens including Brickhouse, Mercedes ME, Stockton, Fish & Meat, Aberdeen Street Social, 208 Duecento Otto, Bayta, Tartine, La Paloma, and Jouer! Art-inspired cocktails by Absolut, Peroni Beer and fine wines by Ponts des Arts! The evening promises lots of fun interactive activities together with many surprises. All proceeds go to charity: SoCO (Society for Community Organisation) HKAGA Artist Residency Abroad Programme HKAGA Arts Education Programme General Admission: $390 Student Ticket: $250 Tickets to The Gallery Walk are proudly supported by Ticketflap. 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Parkview Art HK, Yan Gallery, Galerie KOO, Opera Gallery, Kwai Fung Hin Gallery, de Sarthe Gallery, Galerie du Monde, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Pace Gallery, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hanart TZ Gallery, Lehmann Maupin, Massimo De Carlo, Pearl Lam Galleries, Tang Contemporary, A2Z Gallery, Edouard Malingue Gallery, White Cube. Art Supermarket, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Whitestone Gallery, La Galerie, Karin Weber Gallery, Galerie Ora-Ora, ARTYZE, Art Beatus Gallery, Over The Influence, agnès b.’s LIBRAIRIE GALERIE, The Cat Street Gallery, Sin Sin Fine Art, Lucie Chang Fine Art, Affinity for Art, Contemporary by Angela Li, a Gallery, Fabrik Gallery, Galerie Huit, Leo Gallery, Pearl Lam Galleries SOHO 189, Puerta Roja.

ART DAY AT SOUTH ISLAND (Sat 5 Nov 2016, 12pm-7pm)

ART DAY AT SOUTH ISLAND 5 November 2016 (Saturday), 12pm-7pm Participating galleries in South Island shall welcome visitors to visit their current exhibitions during this fun event, providing quick tours & introductions of their shows, with special activities and events. Free. Bus service available. Stay tuned for more details! Alisan Fine Arts, Art Statements, Artmia, Blindspot Gallery, Charbon Art Space, Cristina Morono's studio, Fort Street Studio, Kirsteen Pieterse Studio, KORU CONTEMPORARY, Michael Nock Studio, Mur Nomade, Object Factory (Kacey Wong's studio), Pékin Fine Arts, Rossi and Rossi, Sin Sin Atelier, Spring Workshop, Whitestone Gallery, William Lim's art studio

FAMILY ART DAY (Sun 6 Nov 2016, 11am-5pm)

FAMILY ART DAY 6 November 2016 (Sunday), 11am-5pm Amphitheatre, Tamar Park, Harcourt Road, Admiralty This free community event is open to all of Hong Kong: children, youth, students, families and charities. Spend your Sunday in one of Hong Kong’s most scenic parks, and enjoy creative and innovative art activities which include outdoor sketching & crayon art, a collaborative Van Gogh-style installation (hosted by Art Loop), creative art workshops (hosted by Affordable Art Fair, Arts Plus, Asia Society HK Center & K11), as well as exercise sessions by professional fitness instructors (hosted by Nike)! Free.

STUDENT GALLERY TOURS (Tue 8 Nov & Fri 11 Nov, 4:30pm-6:30pm)

STUDENT GALLERY TOURS The tours consist of visiting 3 galleries, and include introductions to the latest exhibitions as well as sharing sessions by gallerists. A great behind-the-scenes look into the art world and careers in the art industry. Limited Capacity. Free. CENTRAL GALLERIES 8 November 2016 (Tuesday), 4:30pm-6:30pm (Check in: lobby of Pedder Bldg., 12 Pedder St.) SHEUNG WAN GALLERIES 11 November 2016 (Friday), 4:30pm-6:30pm (Check in: Contemporary by Angela Li, 248 Hollywood Rd.)

ART LATES AT SOHO 189 ART LANE (Wed 9 Nov 2016, 6pm-10pm)

ART LATES at SOHO 189 9 November 2016 (Wednesday), 6pm-10pm SOHO 189 Art Lane, 189 Queen's Road West, Sai Ying Pun All galleries in SOHO 189 shall remain open till late with special events & activities. These include mini-tours, performances as well as an Art Treasure Hunt that ends at SOHO 189! Art Lates at SOHO 189 concludes and serves as a closing celebration of Hong Kong Art Week 2016. Free. Galerie Huit, Leo Gallery, Pearl Lam Galleries SOHO 189, Puerta Roja.

Sutee Kunavichayanont: Reversed Reality

  10 Chancery Lane Gallery is pleased to present Reversed Reality, an exhibition of recent work by prominent Thai artist Sutee Kunavichayanont, curated by Iola Lenzi, from October 31 – November 25. The exhibition opening will be held during Hong Kong Art Week – Autumn Edition (27 October – 6 November) organized by the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association. in-the-name-of-civilizationThailand’s Sutee Kunavichayanont (b. 1965) is known for his formally engaging and conceptually sophisticated oeuvre about power and politics in the world today. Predominantly installation-based, Sutee’s practice combines cerebral tactics, an aesthetic command of materials and techniques, and participation-inducing strategies that playfully enlist viewers in dialogues about freedom and civic responsibility. Though his perspective is initially nurtured in the context of Thailand, Sutee’s pieces transcend local specifics to speak to global audiences about democratic values and the thinking, contributing role of the citizen in society.

Panel Discussion: Power, Politics, and Populism: How Thai political art translates beyond Thai borders

10 Chancery Lane Gallery is pleased to welcome Sutee Kunavichayanont, Manit Sriwanichpoom, Ing Kanjanavanit and Kacey Wong to a Panel Discussion at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, moderated by Iola Lenzi. Panel Discussion: Power, Politics, and Populism: How Thai political art translates beyond Thai borders Time: 6:15-7:15pm RSVP Essential: 10 Chancery Lane Gallery  

Precised Fictitiousness - Wu Didi Solo Exhibition

Opening Reception: 6 – 8 pm, Wed 2 Nov 2016 Artist Talk (in Mandarin): 1 – 2 pm, Wed 2 Nov 2016   Contemporary by Angela Li is proud to present “Precised Fictitiousness”, the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong of Beijing-based artist Wu Didi. The exhibition features 9 gongbi oil paintings from her Still Life – Bamboo series, Moss Rock series and No Weed series. With extra fine brushstrokes, Wu delicately describes the spirituality and immortality of nature’s simplest elements. Wu completed her postgraduate degree in oil painting at the Central Academy of Fine Art in 2004 and has been a lecturer at the Central Academy of Dramatic Art ever since. Wu Didi’s works serve as her poetic and pictorial study to examine spirituality in humanity. In her Still Life – Bamboo series, the bamboos are “bended” into different geometrical shapes; the unnatural forms are closed with split parts, conveying bamboo’s qualities of resilience and toughness. The subjects float in the middle of the canvases with an air of serenity, freezing in time and playing with the figurative within abstraction. By applying layers and layers of paint to the background, the resulting colour reminisces that of celadon glazes, giving it texture and depth. The spaces she creates instantaneously project a spectacular visual appearance, transcendentally engaging the viewers and attracting them to explore further outside the visual dimensions. In China, stone collecting had traditionally been considered a reflection of the owners’ tastes and sophistication. It was well documented way back to the Song Dynasty, that famous poet and painter Mi Fu was fanatic in this hobby, studying all aspects of the stones from texture to luster, scents and shapes. In Wu Didi’s Moss Rock series, the rocks symbolise stability and solidity, while the moss represents energy and vitality of every life form, however small or unnoticeable. Both of them coexist in peace, impacting nature in a humble manner, quietly demonstrating the wisdom of remaining calm and still which is much lacking in our current society. In the No Weed Series, Wu gives back the unique identity to each living being, especially to those being commonly grouped into categories of “the insignificance”. She draws elements from nature in its simplest forms and reminds us of their meaning of existence. Weed is usually referred to as a group of plants, often unwanted and a nuisance; however, the artist considers all things equal and thinks each has its own uniqueness as a participant within the universe. Wu says, “the purpose of art is to question the established systems of judgement and values, even if it means giving our souls a short respite…” About the artist Wu Didi (b.1976 in Chongqing, China) completed her postgraduate degree in oil painting at the Central Academy of Fine Art in 2004 and has been a lecturer at the Central Academy of Dramatic Art ever since. Her subject matters evolve from elements of traditional Chinese humanities.  The artist had held solo exhibitions in Beijing and New York, and her previous important exhibitions include “CHINA NOW” (London, 2016), “Beyond the Mirror Phase” (Era of Art Museum, Beijing, 2016), “Wu Didi” (New York, 2015) and “Temperature of History” (Shanghai Museum of Art, China, 2015).  The artist currently lives and works in Beijing. Address: G/F, 248 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Exhibition Duration: 2 Nov –  3 Dec 2016

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Opening/Event Date: 2016-09-29

Closing/End Date: 2016-10-27

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Artist: Zhao Yiqian

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Artist: Wang Du

Opening/Event Date: 2016-10-01

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