Love art? Then you’ve probably already penciled Hong Kong Art Week – Autumn Edition into your diary. The event, which will start 27 October 2016, features more than 50 member galleries in a city-wide public programme of gallery tours, artist talks, studio visits, family activities and more.
Hong Kong Art Week is actually a 12-day long festival celebrating Hong Kong’s ever-growing arts scene. It welcomes both Hong Kongers and visitors, from newbies to serious collectors. Now in its fourth year, this will be the largest ever art week presented by galleries across Hong Kong, fostering a culture of gallery-hopping.
There’s a chance to get involved in more than 100 events. Here are some of the highlights:
- The Gallery Walk for Charity involves participation of 50-plus galleries in Central, performance artists, live music and restaurants.
- Three unique interactive Art Treasure Hunt events throughout Hong Kong’s art neighbourhoods are being exclusively developed by iDiscover City Walks and linked to an accessible Map App created for Art Week.
- A two-day Art Symposium held at the Asia Society will feature headline speakers Sir David Tang (founder of Shanghai Tang and The China Club), David Elliott (curator, author and former Director of Mori Museum, former Artistic Director of Sydney Biennale), Suhanya Raffel (Executive Director, M+, WKCD), Charles Guarino (Publisher, Artforum Magazine), Jiyoon Lee (Managing Director, MMCA, Seoul), Linus Cheung (collector), William Lim (collector, architect, artist) and Cherry Chan (Mills6 Foundation).
Tickets for The Gallery Walk for Charity can be purchased here, while all other Art Week events are free.
When: 27 October to 9 November, 2016
Programme info: www.hk-aga.org