21 - 25 March 2017

Central Harborfront
Hong Kong



Presented in partnership with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, this critically curated programme will feature a series of diverse and compelling works by leading international artists.

Scheduled to take place throughout the six days of the Fair the programme will feature Tobias Gutmann, Anida Yeou Ali, Uji Handoko Eko Saputro aka Hahan, Amrita Hepi and Enoch Cheng performing new iterations of some of their most lauded works. 

Find out more about the rest of Art Central's 2017 programming HERE

Tobias Gutmann


Gutmann’s hugely popular Face-o-mat returns to Asia after celebrated adventures in Papua New Guinea and Japan, to refigure and redesign the human portrait. Situated plein air in Street Food Central, Face-o-mat is the hybrid between the artist and an analog machine, whereby Gutmann draws abstract interpretations of what he sees in faces. Performing for two hours every day, participants will be selected by ballot draw, engaging ten portraits per hour.

Anida Yoeu Ali

The Red Chador

Following her acclaimed performances across Europe, Anida Yoeu Ali will present a new iteration of The Red Chador at Art Central. The interdisciplinary performance explores the global agitator’s thematic interest in using religious aesthetics to provoke ideas of otherness. As a result of recent global events, Ali feels confused and anxious about the state of America, and will adapt her performance amongst signs instead of flags. Ali will research sayings for these signs from a myriad of sources, including notable political events such as the Umbrella Movement, and will weave through the crowds to encourage public engagement.

Amrita Hepi

Amrita Hepi has been working on the idea of space, utopia, growth and presence within her recent ouevre. A dancer by trade, her 20-minute performance at the Fair entrance will feature the artist emerging from a small door frame, expanding with every movement. A custom costume, with built-in fans, and extendable parts, will enable Hepi to transform from one subject into another creature. Founded on a concept of exploring space, as well as our physical and cognitive environment, Hepi’s performance will immerse audiences in a psychedelic spectacle of ideas.

Enoch Cheng

Enoch Cheng's practice involves moving image, installation, theatre and performance. Concerned with the everyday subtleties in contemporary urban living, his works explore recurrent themes of place, travel, fiction, memory, time and destination. Cheng’s performance work for Art Central will focus on repetition and duration, thereby initiating deeper questions around labour through the medium of dance, challenging the viewer to examine production and consumption simultaneously.

Uji Handoko Eko Saputro aka Hahan

Speculative Entertainment No.1 Hong Kong Edition

Hahan creates works characterised by an ongoing tussle between ‘high art’ and ‘low art’, blurring realism with decoration. Asking participants to consider the production and consumption of the cutting-edge art market and its ironies, this interactive work is centred around a simulated community “auction”, whereby audiences will be able to buy part of his work at the booth, starting at $500HKD. 




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