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Friday, November 16, 2018, 12:44
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Friday, November 16, 2018, 12:44 By chinadailyasia.com

Hong Kong Art Gallery Association’s two-day Art Symposium panels feature (from left) Tobias Berger, Cuauhtemoc Medina and Boon Hui Tan. (PHOTO PROVIDED TO CHINA DAILY)

Art talks with the experts

The sixth edition of Hong Kong Art Week concludes with a 2-day symposium of artists, gallery owners, curators, collectors and art fair directors from around the region. Against the backdrop of Hong Kong’s rise as a regional and global arts hub over the last 10 years or more, the symposium will discuss opportunities and challenges for the city following its fast ascent to become one of the world’s leading art centers. 

Session topics include female artists in Asia, new trends in galleries, with a keynote presentation by Tai Kwun head of arts Tobias Berger. Also under discussion would be themes such as what Hong Kong’s arts scene might gain from the Chinese government’s Belt and Road Initiative and the kind of art museums in Europe and the Americas look to collect from Asia. 

The event is open to the public with prior registration.

If you go

Art Symposium 

Looking Up: Remapping Hong Kong’s Art Scene in the Era of New Connectivity and Ruptures

Dates: Nov 16, 2:15 pm – 6:15 pm; 

Nov 17, 10:15 am – 4:15 pm

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


The rocky road to recognition

Sixty-two talented young performers from Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation — which is celebrating its 25th anniversary — take to the stage to sing, dance and act their way through the highly-dramatic story of a musical theater school. Directed by HKYAF founder Lindsey McAlister, many of the cast members have performed in local and international productions. 


Performed by: Hong Kong Youth Arts foundation

Dates: Public performances on Nov 22-23, 7:30 pm and Nov 24, 2:20 pm

Venue: Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Gloucester Road, Wan Chai


Know your Chinese art like a pro

Auction house Christie’s hosts a two-day course on different aspects of Chinese art. Participants will be offered lectures by veteran art collectors and visit museums and art galleries, studying jades, ceramics, furniture, pottery and modern paintings.

Chinese Art short course

Organizers: Christie’s auction house

Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and various locations

Dates: Nov 21-22 (in English); 

Nov 24-25 (in Mandarin)


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