Hong Kong Art Gallery Association & Asia Society Hong Kong Center



16-17 November 2018

JC Hall, Asia Society Hong Kong Center 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty Hong Kong

Over the past decade, Hong Kong has developed not just as the centre of art business in Asia, but as a global art hub. Today, Hong Kong hosts Asia’s premier international art fairs, auction houses and galleries. With London and New York, it has become one of the top three art centres in the world. The development of West Kowloon Cultural District and its contemporary art museum M+, as well as Tai Kwun in Central, will further contribute to Hong Kong’s significance as a world art hub.

The 3rd HKAGA Annual Art Symposium examines the different facets of Hong Kong’s dramatic rise as a major international art centre, as well as the opportunities and challenges it faces amid increasing connectivity and unpredictability in global economy and politics. The two-day programme includes 5 sessions of presentations and talks from an outstanding roaster of influencers – artists, curators, gallerists, art fair directors, researchers and collectors from Asia and beyond.

The symposium is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please register to secure your seats

Friday, 16 November

Session One | 2:30 – 4:15pm

Theme | “One Belt, One Road” — Hong Kong as a window to the world

Main Speaker | Cuauhtémoc Medina, Chief Curator of the 12th Shanghai Biennale

Panellist Speakers

  • Iola lenzi, Curator, Critic and Historian of Southeast Asian Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Harald Kraemer, Associate Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
  • Lorraine Kiang Malingue, Director, Edouard Malingue Gallery

Moderator | H.G. Masters, Almanac editor & editor-at-large, Art Asia Pacific magazine

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Session Two | 4:30 – 6:15pm

Theme | How are Western Museums collecting and understanding Contemporary Art from Asia

Main Speaker | Boon Hui Tan, Director of Asia Society Museum

Panellist Speakers

  • Victoria Sung, Assistant Curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Centre
  • Alan Lau, Collector and Member of M+ Board
  • Sara Raza, Independent Curator and Writer
  • Catherine Kwai, Founder of Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery

Moderator | Raymond Tang, Curator (Hong Kong Art), Hong Kong Museum of Art

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Cocktail Reception | 6:30 – 8:30pm

With Live Performance by Fernando Prats and David Redic

The Event is Full now, registration has been closed.
Cocktail Reception is sponsored by Artsy

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Saturday, 17 November

Session Three | 10:15am – 12pm

Theme | Female artists in Asia, in honour of Asia Society’s Pan Yuliang Exhibition

Main Speaker | Freya Chou, Curator of Para Site

Panellist Speakers

  • Ellen Pau, Artist and Curator
  • Doris Wong Wai Yin, Artist  
  • Özge Ersoy, Public Programmes Lead, Asia Art Archive

Moderator | Enid Tsui, Senior Culture Writer, South China Morning Post

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Session Four | 1:30 – 3:15pm

Theme | New Trends, the impact of the next wave of international gallery openings in Hong Kong and beyond

Main Speaker | Magnus Renfrew, Managing Director & Founder, ARTHQ Group

Panellist Speakers

  • Emmanuel Perrotin, Founder, Galerie Perrotin
  • Daphne King, Director, Alisan Fine Arts  
  • Isa Lorenzo, Founder and Co-Director, Silverlens

Moderator | Vivienne Chow, Journalist and Critic in Arts and Culture

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Session Five | 3:30 – 4:15pm

Keynote Presentation by Tobias Berger, Head of Arts, Tai Kwun