The 2nd edition of Hong Kong Art Week kicks off today. Organized by the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association, Hong Kong Art Week will host over 40 free public events and more than 12 new exhibition openings.
This week, some of the major shows to visit are the Henri Matisse exhibition at Opera Gallery and Jeff Koons exhibition at Gagosian Gallery. Hong Kong Art Gallery Week is the largest-ever art event presented by galleries across the whole city with 50 galleries taking part in an extensive program of talks, tours, workshop, discussions, performances and exhibition of local and international artists and art professionals and collectors exploring themes relating to Hong Kong as a growing arts hub for the region and globally. Some of the highlighted events:
- Presenting Hong Kong on the World Stage” (Co-hosted by DETOUR), Friday 28, November, at PMQ, Marketplace
- “The Role of Galleries: Why the Primary Market is Important”, Monday 1 December, at Sundaram Tagore Gallery
- “Public vs. Private: Developing museums in China and South East Asia”, Wednesday, 3 December, at De Sarthe Gallery
- “Opportunities and Challenges of Today’s Art Business”, Thursday 4 December
- “Upgrading and Opening up Market through Art Licensing” (Co-hosted by HK Trade Development Council & DETOUR), Friday 5 December, at PMQ, Marketplace
- “Rites of Passage: Graduating into the World of Art in Hong Kong”, Friday 5 December, at White Cube
For more details, visit www.hk-aga.org
To give you a guide on activities that are active on which neighbourhood so you can plan your visit, here’s a guide and do check out the events on their neighbourhood events page.
- Friday, 28 November – Central Arts
- Saturday 29 November – Chai Wan and South Island
- Tuesday, 2 December – Soho and Sheung Wan