The Hong Kong Art Gallery Association presents Hong Kong Art Gallery Week, bringing together a series of art events taking place city-wide from Wednesday, 20 November to Thursday, 28 November, 2013.
Orchestrated collaboratively among members of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association, Hong Kong Art Gallery Week will be an annual art event.
The Hong Kong Art Gallery Week will aim to open up the city’s art spaces to host a series of events open to the public including art talks, curated art walks and exclusive artists’ studio visits among others. The events will take place city-wide from Island South Art District to Kwai Chung.
“Galleries form an important role in nurturing artists, but very few members of the public visit galleries to see shows. We aspire to building a festival filled with art activities for everyone to enjoy, and fostering a culture of gallery hopping in Hong Kong. To be a creative art hub, instilling an affinity for art and establishing a local art culture is important,” commented Henrietta Tsui, founder and co-president of the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association.
Hong Kong Art Gallery Week aims to provide a platform for galleries in Hong Kong to share their expertise on contemporary art. Every year it will present events with a selected geographic focus, this year being China. Through visits to iconic contemporary Chinese artists’ studios, roundtable discussions featuring leading Chinese art critics and curators and collector sharing sessions, participants will gain a comprehensive understanding and holistic view of the contemporary Chinese art scene to date. The events are catered for art collectors and professionals, as well as the general public and students. Events are all free of charge to attract a wide audience.
Check the website for the programme.
Media Launch & Opening: Tue 19 Nov 2013 | 4pm-6pm | Duddell’s, Level 3, Shanghai Tang Mansion, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong.
Closing Party: Thu 28 Nov 2013 |7pm -22pm | Shore, 3/F, The L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong.
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Thursday, 28 November 2013
Hong Kong Art Gallery Week
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Courtesy of Hong Kong Art Gallery Association