27 - 31 March 2018

Central Harborfront
Hong Kong

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“Social Media is Killing Art”

HONG KONG ART WEEK

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 6:30pm -8:00pm

Social media is like fast food – rapidly consumed for instant gratification. No wonder social media demeans art. Artworks that instantly seduce online become tedious when contemplated over time in the flesh. Once art goes viral, it gains traction, particularly in the market, and becomes unjustifiably acclaimed.  Museums may be keen to reach new audiences, but can great masterpieces really be appreciated on the miniature canvas of your mobile phone screen? Shrink art and you shrink its power – no one can really believe they’ve experienced an artwork without examining the ideas and the artist’s mastery of their medium. And this is an even bigger issue when it comes to experiential artworks such as performance or virtual reality.

What nostalgic nonsense, say digital art fans. Attacking social media is like attacking photography in the 19th century. The internet is the medium of the age. To ignore it is to reject the future. For existing masterpieces, social media is the key to all the world’s museums and galleries. No longer are works hidden away in dusty storage rooms in another country. With a simple swipe of your finger you can explore artworks you never knew existed, prompted by suggestions from people you admire. Commercially, the online art market is estimated to have grown to over $3 billion in 2016. At last, art has become truly democratic, open to all to view and buy.

Agree – or disagree? Join us on Thursday, 23 March 2017, hear the arguments, and make up your own mind.

Tickets are available online, check website for further details.

LOCATION: Rm N101, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Image Courtesy © Amalia Ulman
from the series Excellences & Perfections (2014)
125 x 125 x 2.7 cm digital C-print dry mounted on aluminum
Edition of 1 plus 1 AP
Courtesy of James Fuentes LLC.


Programme Schedule

YCC PRESENTS ‘DEEP WATER’ BY ZHENG MAHLER

PARTNERS
Monday, 20 March 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FIRST NIGHT

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Monday, 20 March 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

INITIAL FASHION PRESENTS ANNICA CUPPETELLI AND CRISTOBAL MENDOZA

PARTNERS
Monday, 20 March 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Estuary” 2017

PROJECTS
Monday, 20 March 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This _____ may not protect you but at times its enough to know it exists

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Monday, 20 March 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Red Chador: Ban Me!

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Monday, 20 March 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Speculative Entertainment No.1 Hong Kong Edition

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Monday, 20 March 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Art Totems Bridging East & West: Eddie Lui’s Four Decades of Artistic Pursuit

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Tuesday, 21 March 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

performingART Wong Wai-yin: A place never been seen is not a place

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Tuesday, 21 March 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Tuesday, 21 March 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

performingART Xu Bing:Dragonfly Eyes

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Tuesday, 21 March 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

MILL6 Foundation Spring Program: ‘Line of Times’

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Tuesday, 21 March 11:30 am - 7:30 pm

INITIAL FASHION PRESENTS ANNICA CUPPETELLI AND CRISTOBAL MENDOZA

PARTNERS
Tuesday, 21 March 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

YCC PRESENTS ‘DEEP WATER’ BY ZHENG MAHLER

PARTNERS
Tuesday, 21 March 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Media x Mumm: Guy Sherwin & Lynn Loo

MEDIA X MUMM
Tuesday, 21 March 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Estuary” 2017

PROJECTS
Tuesday, 21 March 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

TOURS X SCAD

TOURS X SCAD
Tuesday, 21 March 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Face-o-mat by Tobias Gutmann

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Tuesday, 21 March 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Red Chador: Ban Me!

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Tuesday, 21 March 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Speculative Entertainment No.1 Hong Kong Edition

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Tuesday, 21 March 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“TRACES” – Solo Exhibition by Xiao Yu

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Tuesday, 21 March 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

TOURS X SCAD

TOURS X SCAD
Tuesday, 21 March 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

One World Exposition 2 – #like4like

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Tuesday, 21 March 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Art Totems Bridging East & West: Eddie Lui’s Four Decades of Artistic Pursuit

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Wednesday, 22 March 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

performingART Wong Wai-yin: A place never been seen is not a place

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Wednesday, 22 March 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Wednesday, 22 March 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

performingART Xu Bing:Dragonfly Eyes

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Wednesday, 22 March 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Wednesday, 22 March 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

MILL6 Foundation Spring Program: ‘Line of Times’

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Wednesday, 22 March 11:30 am - 7:30 pm

INITIAL FASHION PRESENTS ANNICA CUPPETELLI AND CRISTOBAL MENDOZA

PARTNERS
Wednesday, 22 March 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

YCC PRESENTS ‘DEEP WATER’ BY ZHENG MAHLER

PARTNERS
Wednesday, 22 March 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Media x Mumm: Guy Sherwin & Lynn Loo

MEDIA X MUMM
Wednesday, 22 March 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“Estuary” 2017

PROJECTS
Wednesday, 22 March 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Oh Magic Night – A solo exhibition by Tomokazu Matsuyama

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Wednesday, 22 March 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

TOURS X SCAD

TOURS X SCAD
Wednesday, 22 March 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Ari Benjamin Meyers: An exposition, not an exhibition

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Wednesday, 22 March 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Face-o-mat by Tobias Gutmann

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Wednesday, 22 March 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Art and the City: A Conversation between contemporary artists from Hong Kong

TALKS X ASIA SOCIETY
Wednesday, 22 March 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Red Chador: Ban Me!

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Wednesday, 22 March 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

TOURS X SCAD

TOURS X SCAD
Wednesday, 22 March 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speculative Entertainment No.1 Hong Kong Edition

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Wednesday, 22 March 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“TRACES” – Solo Exhibition by Xiao Yu

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Wednesday, 22 March 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

One World Exposition 2 – #like4like

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Wednesday, 22 March 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Art Totems Bridging East & West: Eddie Lui’s Four Decades of Artistic Pursuit

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Thursday, 23 March 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

performingART Wong Wai-yin: A place never been seen is not a place

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Thursday, 23 March 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Ari Benjamin Meyers: An exposition, not an exhibition

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Thursday, 23 March 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

South Island Art Day

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Thursday, 23 March 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Thursday, 23 March 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

performingART Xu Bing:Dragonfly Eyes

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Thursday, 23 March 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Thursday, 23 March 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

MILL6 Foundation Spring Program: ‘Line of Times’

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Thursday, 23 March 11:30 am - 7:30 pm

INITIAL FASHION PRESENTS ANNICA CUPPETELLI AND CRISTOBAL MENDOZA

PARTNERS
Thursday, 23 March 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

YCC PRESENTS ‘DEEP WATER’ BY ZHENG MAHLER

PARTNERS
Thursday, 23 March 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Oh Magic Night – A solo exhibition by Tomokazu Matsuyama

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Thursday, 23 March 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fair Gestures/ 動靜不失其時

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Thursday, 23 March 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Media x Mumm: Guy Sherwin & Lynn Loo

MEDIA X MUMM
Thursday, 23 March 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TOURS X SCAD

TOURS X SCAD
Thursday, 23 March 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Speculative Entertainment No.1 Hong Kong Edition

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Thursday, 23 March 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Face-o-mat by Tobias Gutmann

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Thursday, 23 March 2:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Cultural Leadership in the 21st Century

TALKS X ASIA SOCIETY
Thursday, 23 March 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Red Chador: Ban Me!

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Thursday, 23 March 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm

TOURS X SCAD

TOURS X SCAD
Thursday, 23 March 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“TRACES” – Solo Exhibition by Xiao Yu

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Thursday, 23 March 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

“Estuary” 2017

PROJECTS
Thursday, 23 March 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This _____ may not protect you but at times its enough to know it exists

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Thursday, 23 March 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Asia Society Asia Arts Awards Hong Kong

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Thursday, 23 March 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

City Magazine presents City Living and Creativity

PARTNERS
Thursday, 23 March 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

One World Exposition 2 – #like4like

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Thursday, 23 March 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Social Media is Killing Art”

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Thursday, 23 March 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

TOURS X SCAD

TOURS X SCAD
Friday, 24 March 12:30 am - 1:30 pm

Art Brunch 2017

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Friday, 24 March 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Art Totems Bridging East & West: Eddie Lui’s Four Decades of Artistic Pursuit

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Friday, 24 March 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

performingART Wong Wai-yin: A place never been seen is not a place

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Friday, 24 March 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Friday, 24 March 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

performingART Xu Bing:Dragonfly Eyes

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Friday, 24 March 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Evolving Images: Modern Hong Kong Printmaking

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Friday, 24 March 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Friday, 24 March 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

MILL6 Foundation Spring Program: ‘Line of Times’

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Friday, 24 March 11:30 am - 7:30 pm

INITIAL FASHION PRESENTS ANNICA CUPPETELLI AND CRISTOBAL MENDOZA

PARTNERS
Friday, 24 March 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

YCC PRESENTS ‘DEEP WATER’ BY ZHENG MAHLER

PARTNERS
Friday, 24 March 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Oh Magic Night – A solo exhibition by Tomokazu Matsuyama

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Friday, 24 March 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Media x Mumm: Guy Sherwin & Lynn Loo

MEDIA X MUMM
Friday, 24 March 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Scatter in Time

TALKS X ASIA SOCIETY
Friday, 24 March 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Speculative Entertainment No.1 Hong Kong Edition

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Friday, 24 March 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ari Benjamin Meyers: An exposition, not an exhibition

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Friday, 24 March 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Face-o-mat by Tobias Gutmann

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Friday, 24 March 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Stillness and Light: In Conversation with Hiroshi Sugimoto

TALKS X ASIA SOCIETY
Friday, 24 March 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Red Chador: Ban Me!

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Friday, 24 March 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

“TRACES” – Solo Exhibition by Xiao Yu

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Friday, 24 March 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

TOURS X SCAD

TOURS X SCAD
Friday, 24 March 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Dimensions of a Needle: A Conversation with KIMSOOJA

TALKS X ASIA SOCIETY
Friday, 24 March 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

“Estuary” 2017

PROJECTS
Friday, 24 March 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Conscious Creativity for a Sustainable Future – Hosted by niin and Awethentic Studio

VIP PROGRAMME
Friday, 24 March 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

One World Exposition 2 – #like4like

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Friday, 24 March 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Boundless Voyage Opening Reception

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Friday, 24 March 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

TOURS X SCAD

TOURS X SCAD
Saturday, 25 March 12:30 am - 1:30 pm

Art Totems Bridging East & West: Eddie Lui’s Four Decades of Artistic Pursuit

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Saturday, 25 March 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

performingART Wong Wai-yin: A place never been seen is not a place

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Saturday, 25 March 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

Evolving Images: Modern Hong Kong Printmaking

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Saturday, 25 March 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Saturday, 25 March 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

performingART Xu Bing:Dragonfly Eyes

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Saturday, 25 March 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

YCC PRESENTS ‘DEEP WATER’ BY ZHENG MAHLER

PARTNERS
Saturday, 25 March 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

INITIAL FASHION PRESENTS ANNICA CUPPETELLI AND CRISTOBAL MENDOZA

PARTNERS
Saturday, 25 March 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Saturday, 25 March 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Media x Mumm: Guy Sherwin & Lynn Loo

MEDIA X MUMM
Saturday, 25 March 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

MILL6 Foundation Spring Program: ‘Line of Times’

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Saturday, 25 March 11:30 am - 7:30 pm

Oh Magic Night – A solo exhibition by Tomokazu Matsuyama

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Saturday, 25 March 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Speculative Entertainment No.1 Hong Kong Edition

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Saturday, 25 March 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A Journey from East to West: A Retrospective Conversation with Hon Chi Fun

TALKS X ASIA SOCIETY
Saturday, 25 March 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Ari Benjamin Meyers: An exposition, not an exhibition

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Saturday, 25 March 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

“Estuary” 2017

PROJECTS
Saturday, 25 March 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Face-o-mat by Tobias Gutmann

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Saturday, 25 March 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm

The Red Chador: Ban Me!

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Saturday, 25 March 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

“TRACES” – Solo Exhibition by Xiao Yu

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Saturday, 25 March 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

TOURS X SCAD

TOURS X SCAD
Saturday, 25 March 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Performance Art Central: From Politics to the Poetics

TALKS X ASIA SOCIETY
Saturday, 25 March 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

‘SHAREVARI’ BY YURI SUZUKI FOR SWAROVSKI

PERFORMANCES
Saturday, 25 March 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm

This _____ may not protect you but at times its enough to know it exists

PERFORMANCE X 4A
Saturday, 25 March 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

One World Exposition 2 – #like4like

HONG KONG ART WEEK
Saturday, 25 March 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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