Asia Art Forum, an educational initiative, brings an exciting lecture series to Hong Kong May 2009 after a successful inaugural session in Shanghai in 2008.
This time speakers with on the ground expertise will be flying into Hong Kong from around Asia providing an opportunity for a limited number of collectors, professionals and enthusiasts to learn directly about the latest developments in China, Japan and South-east Asian art. The 3 day event is scheduled May 8-10th taking place just prior to the Hong Kong art fair.
Art Radar Asia is supporting the event and one of our community, Jehan Chu, art advisor and columnist, will be speaking about collecting. Join us there.
Asia Art Forum Hong Kong – the announcement
Asia Art Forum Hong Kong is proud to announce a dynamic series of lectures on Asian Contemporary Art featuring respected members of the Asian contemporary art world. Focusing on the emergence and historical development of contemporary art from China, Japan and Southeast Asia, as well as issues pertaining to the Asian art market and the collection of art, the course provides a unique opportunity for anyone seeking an in depth understanding and knowledge of these emerging areas of art history.
Fostering direct encounters with leading members of the Asian contemporary art community, the program offers privileged access to first-hand information and invaluable insights into these developing areas of Asian art history.
The exclusivity of the Forum enables and encourages the exchange of ideas between guest lectures and participants providing a singular opportunity for art professionals, collectors and enthusiasts with an interest in these burgeoning regions currently driving a major transformation of the international art world.
The seminar will take place in Hong Kong over a three day period, 8-10 May. Limited places are available.
Asia Art Forum is an educational initiative in collaboration with Arthub, produced by Pippa Dennis, with consultation from Davide Quadrio and Defne Ayas. 15% of all profits will go to Arthub, a non-profit art and cultural organization which promotes contemporary art creation in China and the rest of Asia.
Asia Art Forum Hong Kong – the programme
China Art Now – Contemporary Art from China
Taking 1979 as the starting point, Philip Tinari will present a critical analysis of this dynamic and fast changing period of Chinese art history. The talk will move forward chronologically focusing on key movements, specific groups and significant exhibitions that form the backbone of the rise of contemporary Chinese art.
Beyond the Superflat – Contemporary Art from Japan
Japan’s art history is deeply embedded in traditional culture and yet absorbed the influences of western modernism and post modernism without losing its identity. The result is a unique artistic expression which has gone on to influcence artists in the west – and never more so than now with the advent of Manga, Anime and video games. This talk will examine the burgeoning contemporary art from this region, looking at why this previously undervalued art has recently captured the world’s attention creating fresh and exciting opportunities for Japan’s artists and art world.
Post Tension and Tradition – Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia
Some of the most interesting and unexpected triumphs at auction and art fairs over the last the last few years has been sparked by artists working in this region. Adeline Ooi will seek to unpick the rich and diverse art histories emerging from this area, focusing on key artists and movements.
The Asian Art Market
Jeremy Wingfield, Phillips de Pury’s China specialist, will be providing essential background and up to date information on the dynamic Asian Art Market. His candid approach will deliver invaluable insight into the current situation, with special focus on the fresh opportunities available to collectors, institutions and art professionals.
For more information Asia Art Forum website or email firstname.lastname@example.org