Amnesty International Hong Kong presents Carnival, an ambitious art project that incorporates an art exhibition, performances, education programmes, fundraising dinners and an auction. Curated by Hong Kong-based French curator Caroline Ha Thuc, the event will take place from 16 to 26 February 2017 at KONG Art Space in Central, Hong Kong. Caroline has contributed to numerous magazines in France and Hong Kong, and her book Contemporary Art in Hong Kong provides essential keys to apprehend the city’s vibrant contemporary art landscape. As an event on a whole, Carnival advocates freedom of expression both in Hong Kong and around the world.
Highlights of the event:
- Art exhibition featuring 21 Hong Kong-based established artists who have all produced a new work on the theme of Carnival using every kind of mediums from photography to painting through engraving and installation. Amongst the artists who will be featured include Mee-Ping Leung, Maurice Benayoun, Jaffa Lam, Claire Lee, Doreen Chan, Chow Chun Fai, Ivy Ma, Kacey Wong and many more. Entrance is free for the exhibition.
- Education programmes like dialogues, workshops, costume making, poetry reading, and more. More details of the programmes can be found here. All workshops are free of charge. Register at www.ticketflap.com/amnesty-carnival
- Fundraising dinners sponsored by different restaurants like Sook, Arcane, Pomegranate and Aberdeen Street Social. These dinners are held on different days and tickets are priced at HK$2,500 per person. Proceeds will benefit Amnesty International’s human rights education work in Hong Kong. To buy tickets, visit www.pelago.events.
Carnival by Amnesty International Hong Kong
Date: 16 to 26 February 2017
Venue: KONG Art Space, 3 Staunton St, Central, Hong Kong