CONTEMPORARY ART IN GREATER ASIA
Wednesday 23 March, 12pm-1pm
Speakers: Alex Errera (Founder of artshare.com) moderates a panel including Haffendi Anuar (Artist – Richard Koh Fine Art, Booth B2), Bemebol Dela Cruz (Artist – Finale Art File, Booth A3), Tiffany Chung (Artist), Mehradad Sadri (Artist – Galerie Huit, Booth C5) and Shazia Sikander (Artist)
This panel of renowned and up-and-coming artists from the Greater Asian region will venture into some of the factors surrounding their successes, from influences at home and abroad, to ideas of illusion, war, mass construction, violence and volatile cultural histories.
AN ARTISTS RELATIONSHIP WITH PRINTMAKING
Wednesday 23 March, 3pm-4pm
Speakers: Charlotte Nunn (Specialist and Head of Sale for Prints, Photographs and Works on Paper with Bonhams) moderates a panel with Cathy Lanigan-O’keeffe (Editions Manager – Bronze Orchid Ltd), Jung Lee (Founder of Rén Space, Booth A7) and Yung Sau Mui (Artist, Programme Director of Hong Kong Open Printshop, Museum Expert Adviser (Hong Kong Art) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department) and Yu Youhan (Artist – Rén Space, Booth A7)
This panel discussion will aim to explore the centuries old relationship between an artist, printmaking as an art practice and the processes involved with bringing a limited edition to market. How does an artist, through his use and choice of media, define his identity and what role does the master printmaker, publisher and museum institution play in assisting this process?
NEW PARADIGMS OF ART IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY
Thursday 24 March, 12pm- 1pm
Speakers: Anita Beckers (Founder of Galerie Anita Beckers, Booth D9) moderates a panel with Fei Jun (Artist), Suzanne Mooney (Artist) and Gina Wong (Founder of Experimenta)
Digital media and technology has in recent years become a progressively functional platform to create and develop works that can unite, engage and produce a dialogue between artists and their audience. This panel aims to provide a basic distinction between digital art and new media and address how the medium is defined by curators, artists and collectors.
FROM VISION TO REALITY: MOVING FORWARD IN ART AND PRACTICE
Thursday 24 March, 3pm-4pm
Speakers: YIifawn Lee (Publisher of Orientations Magazine, Founder of Asian Art Hong Kong) moderates a panel with Ting Tong Chang (Artist – Christine Park Gallery, Booth R4), Guo Donglai (Artist – Christine Park Gallery, Booth R4), Yi Ju Hsieh (Artist – NUNU Fine Art, Booth R7) and Huang Yishan (Artist – O2ART, Booth R2)
Long before art work appears in the realms of a gallery, an art fair, or the one day prized position on the wall of a collector, artists must rise through the most humble of beginnings and venture through to the proud moments that follow a tedious endeavour into the art world. This panel discussion will lead us through the efforts and experiences of four RISE (sponsored by J.CREW) gallery artists and their advance to notoriety.
THE FLEXIBILITY OF THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT ART ORGANIZATION
Friday 25 March, 12pm- 1pm
Speakers: Mikala Tai (Director of 4A Centre of Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney) moderates a panel with Dominique Chan (Head of Gallery and Exhibition of Asia Society Hong Kong Centre), Cosmin Costinas (Director of Para Site Hong Kong), Christina Li (Director of Spring Workshop, Hong Kong) and You Yang (Director of Observation Society, Guangzhou)
This panel addresses the role of the not-for-profit organisation in contemporary Asian art. These small but nimble organisations play critical roles in the discourse of contemporary art through their programs. This discussion features four leading not-for-profit organisations within the region as they address the roles they play within the ecology of the contemporary Asian art world.
IN CONVERSATION WITH SHEN WEI
Friday 25 March, 3pm-4pm
Speakers: Alexandra Munroe (Curatorial Advisor for Shen Wei: Dance Strokes, Samsung Senior Curator, Asian Art and Senior Advisor, Global Arts, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation) and Shen Wei (Artist)
Visual artist, dancer, and choreographer Shen Wei incorporates colour, design, and imaginative use of space into his large-scale, theatrical paintings suggestive of Chinese landscape traditions. Join a discussion with Wei and Alexandra Munroe, Curatorial Advisor for Shen Wei: Dance Strokes, a site-specific installation of paintings and performances that will be on view at Asia Society Hong Kong Center March – April, 2016.
INSIDE HONG KONG: ART AND IDENTITY
Saturday 26 March, 12pm-1pm
Speakers: Cassius Taylor Smith (Curator of Event Horizon) moderates a panel with Almond Chu (Artist – La Galerie Paris 1839, Booth R10), Elaine Yan Ling Ng (Artist, designer, founder of The Fabrick Lab) and Vivian Poon (Artist – Mur Nomade, Booth D15)
A panel of Hong Kong artist and designers will come together to discuss the frequencies of their work in relation to the wake of Hong Kong’s tumultuous past and undefined future. They will discuss their plans on their continuing practice and how they identify themselves and their work, with Hong Kong.
THE CURATOR AND THE CULTIVATOR: ASIAN ART FOR A GLOBAL AUDIENCE
Saturday 26 March, 3pm- 4pm
Speakers: Alice Mong (Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Centre) moderates a panel with Susan L. Beningson (Assistant Curator of Asian Art – Brooklyn Museum), Aaron Seeto (Curatorial Manager, Asia and Pacific Art – Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art) and Karin G. Oen (Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art – San Francisco Asian Art Museum).
This high calibre panel discussion will follow the path of Asian Art on a global scale and provide an insight into what curators of Asian art need to consider when organizing exhibitions and forming collections for audiences outside of Asia.