27 – 31 March 2019


講座 X 亞洲協會

Art Central教育伙伴亞洲協會香港中心載譽回歸,於展會每天舉行不同講座及座談會,並由環球藝壇精英主講,探討有關當代藝術的熱門話題。

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

Wednesday 22 March 2:00pm – 3:00pm

主持: DOMINIQUE CHAN [Head of Gallery & Exhibition at Asia Society Hong Kong Center]
講者: ADRIAN WONG [Artist], MAGDALENE WONG [Artist] and ANDIO LAI [Artist]

‘Breathing Space: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong’ is an exhibition at Asia
Society Hong Kong Center that gazes upon and dissects the pressures of
living in the fast paced city of Hong Kong. The exhibition presents  local artists whose work engages with urban experience, current affairs, or shared and personal history. Featured artists from the exhibition join together at Art Central to discuss common themes in each of their work.

Cultural Leadership in the 21st Century

Thursday 23 March 2:00pm- 3:00pm

主持: YIFAWN LEE [Founder of Asian Art Hong Kong and publisher of Orientations magazine]
講者: TIM REEVES [Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London], TINA COLAYCO [President, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Philippines], MAUD PAGE [Deputy Director and Director of Collections, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney]

At their core, museums and cultural institutions require a philosophy and a global pedagogy which they must mutually impart to their audiences both local and international. But what key factors come into play when building a buoyant collection, a strong aesthetic, and a unique standpoint?  This exclusive programme will connect and compare distinguished cultural institutions through their strategies, goals and philosophy.

Scatter in time

Friday 24 March 12:30pm – 1:30pm

主持: BOON HUI TAN [Vice President for Global Arts and Cultural Programs, and Director, Asia Society Museum, New York]
講者:RASHID RANA [Artist]

Through his intrinsic contrasting of both beauty and the odious, celebrated Pakistani artist Rashid Rana’s work subliminally imposes upon his viewers the delicate acknowledgement of manipulation, repetition and rearrangement. From his intricate processes to the digitalization of his methodologies, this afternoon presentation will detail both the innate practice and production of Rana’s art form as well as discuss his work as both a teacher and artistic director of the upcoming Lahore Biennale which will make its debut this November.

Stillness and Light: In Conversation with Hiroshi Sugimoto

Friday 24 March 2:00pm – 3:00pm

主持: ELAINE NG [Editor and Publisher of ArtAsiaPacific]

In this up close and personal programme, celebrated
Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto will give a
presentation on his life, works, and his very own Odawara Art Foundation, which is dedicated to
producing and promoting classical theater arts and
avant-garde stage art through public exhibitions and researching art of all genres and periods.

The Dimensions of a Needle: A Conversation with KIMSOOJA

Friday 24 March 3:30pm – 4:30pm

主持: KIM MACHAN [Founding director of MAAP-Media Art Asia Pacific]
講者: KIMSOOJA [Artist]

Korean artist Kimsooja, who blurs the boundaries
between aesthetics, transcendence and ephemeral
experience through her use of non-action, meditative
practices, and serial forms, masterfully toys with the
science of light to bring her sculptures and installation to
life. Through both these practices and indeed her
performance and video works, this discussion will
provide context for the scope and character of her lambent

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

Saturday 25 March 1:30pm – 2:30pm

主持: PROFESSOR FRANK VIGNERON [Head of the Graduate Division of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong]
講者: HON CHI FUN [Artist]

With a career spanning half a century, this retrospective discussion will provide the rare opportunity to converse on the deepest details of one of Hong Kong’s most respected visual artists, Hon Chi Fun. The programme will examine the trajectory of Hon’s career from his earliest works during the 50s to his latest works during the turn of the millennium.

Performance Art Central: From Politics to the Poetics

Saturday 25 March 3:00pm – 4:00pm

主持: MIKALA TAI [Director, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney]

The Director of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and curator of PERFORMANCE X 4A at Art Central will lead an interactive panel discussion with four of the programme’s participating contemporary artists, each working at the heart of experimental performance. The panel will explore performance art, its role within a commercial art fair and how international trends are shaping and feeding into their art making.