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

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Opening / Event Date:
28 October, 2016
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Closing / End Date:
29 October, 2016
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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.

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

“Alterity and other things. Thinking about Qualities in Contemporary Art”
David Elliott, Writer, Curator, Museum Director

“Why Art is Important to a Society” (Film)
Sir David Tang, Writer, Art Collector, Entrepreneur

“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

“Making History: AAA Research on Art Exhibitions in 1980s and 1990s China”
Anthony Yung, Head of China Research, Asia Art Archive

“Why Artists Matter”
Charles Guarino, Publisher, Art Forum Magazine in conversation with:
Samantha Leese, Arts Journalist

“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

“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

“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

“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

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