Art Central Programme
A cornerstone event of Hong Kong Art Week, Art Central showcases the next generation of talent from Asia’s most innovative galleries alongside distinguished artists from around the world.
A premier platform for ambitious, large-scale installations and spatial interventions featuring sculpture, new media, moving image and creative technologies at the forefront of contemporary practice.
Long-standing Education Partner Asia Society Hong Kong Center returned in 2023 with an expanded programme featuring talks and video art.
Over the five-day run of the Fair, four performance artists will delivered a series of intimate displays of movement thematically centred on displacement, personal discovery, and survival.
Art Central 2023 prominently featured internationally acclaimed Chinese artist Yang Yongliang’s Glows in the Night, on an impressively scaled LED installation of 18 metres, the largest-ever presentation of the artwork and largest presentation by the artist in Hong Kong.
Blue Throat: Start the Churning brought together sixteen artists from Hong Kong to examine and reinterpret the relationship between the individual and the collective, self and the contemporary world through the lens of art – here in the modern metropolis of Hong Kong.
Duk Dak, a common Cantonese phrase meaning “individually special”, features emerging and established talent through solo artist projects, presented by their representing galleries.
A platform for innovative projects of up to three artists, Gwo Wai booths demonstrate a strong curatorial concept developed specifically for the Fair.
Children aged 4 to 12 were eligible to participate in a special hour-long immersion course which included an art workshop and a guided fair tour.
Sovereign Art Foundation hosted an interactive and educational workshop centred around experiencing emotions through art.
University students were welcomed to attend one session of Art Central’s talk programme free of charge.
Interwoven: Wired Shanshui is a newly commissioned interactive ink art installation by Hong Kong-based artist Margaret Yeung Kwok Fan. The presentation transforms the conventional viewing experience of a two-dimensional landscape painting into a three-dimensional contemporary shanshui sculpture, using recycled copper wires sourced from industrial waste, and natural waste wood discarded from storms.
UOB Art Explorer was a Chinese ink art experience corner for visitors to learn and explore the development of modern and contemporary Chinese ink art. Audiences were invited to explore Chinese ink through various forms of art creation, inspired by the sculptures and installations by Hong Kong-based artist Margaret Yeung Kwok Fan and the winning artworks of the UOB Art in Ink Awards.