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Liberatum Hong Kong International Festival of Culture – 27 to 29 April 2012


LIBERATUM HONG KONG

Founder and Artistic Director: Pablo Ganguli

Creative Director and Co-founder: Rosey Chan

Participants include Pharrell Williams, Khalil Fong (方大同), Thomas Heatherwick, Philip Treacy, Marianne Faithfull, Daniel Wu(吴彦祖), William Orbit, Nobel Laureate Sir VS Naipaul, Neil LaBute, Paul Schrader, Terence Koh (許漢威), Mike Figgis, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and many others.

Liberatum Hong Kong will bring together international cultural icons, creative leaders and acclaimed artistic minds to Hong Kong to connect them with their counterparts in Asia through an original and captivating programme.

After the great success of Liberatum festivals in different parts of the world including Istancool in Istanbul, Liberatum’s founder and artistic director Pablo Ganguli and Liberatum co-founder and creative director for Hong Kong and Mainland China, Rosey Chan (陳小莉) will bring leading artistic personalities from the world over to Hong Kong, with a programme aimed at captivating and opening global minds. Some of the participants confirmed to attend include legendary singer Marianne Faithfull, Grammy Award winning producer, musician and designer, Pharrell Williams, renowned American screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Schrader, innovator and visionary architect Thomas Heatherwick, Nobel prize winning author Sir VS Naipaul, photographer Wing Shya (夏永康), singer Khalil Fong (方大同), fashion icon and hat designer Philip Treacy, Grammy Award winning record producer and musician William Orbit, composer and pianist Rosey Chan, Chinese-Canadian artist Terence Koh (許漢威), actor Daniel Wu (吴彦祖), American film director and playwright Neil LaBute and Academy Award nominated director Mike Figgisamong many others. In addition to the festival programme, Liberatum will present “Just Tell the Truth” short films made by Mike Figgis featuring David Lynch, Marina Abramovic, Jonas Mekas, Paul Auster, John Berger, Sir Peter Blake and Siri Hustvedt. Liberatum will also present a special showcase of legendary photographer’ Guy Bourdin’s work.

Liberatum Hong Kong promises to be a mesmerising festival of art, design, fashion, literature, film, music and ideas. Building on the achievements of the previous global festivals, our vision is to produce an awe-inspiring three-day cultural convention, featuring a diverse and stimulating programme, and further raising the profile of Hong Kong as a forward-thinking world city. Liberatum HK will enhance the reputation of Hong Kong as a great cultural city and pay tribute to Hong Kong’s cultural heritage. It will present an ambitious and original programme, which will aim to place Hong Kong firmly at the centre of the international cultural scene in 2012.

Hong Kong continues to evolve and an event such as Liberatum Hong Kong 2012 will serve to nurture the city’s cultural identity locally and on the world stage.

Full programme after the jump…..

PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 26 APRIL 2012

Private. Strictly by Invitation Only
8PM SPECIAL WELCOME DINNER

FRIDAY 27 APRIL 2012

Public
ONGOING SHOW AT THE SITE: JUST TELL THE TRUTH
Exclusive screenings of filmed interviews by Mike Figgis
talking to John Berger, Marina Abramovic, Paul Auster,
Siri Hustvedt and David Lynch.

Public
ONGOING SHOW AT THE SITE: BOURDIN, SES FILMS
Rare short films of Guy Bourdin

Public
ONGOING SHOW AT THE SITE: MEMORIES AND IMAGES
Wing Shya Photography

Public
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL – SCREENING: THE LANGUAGE OF CINEMA
Special world cinema showcase

Public with Priority Seating/Reserved Seats
3PM PHARRELL’S VISION
Pharrell Williams on contemporary Music and Design with Khalil Fong

Public with Priority Seating/Reserved Seats
4PM HIS MASTER’S VOICE
Nobel Laureate Sir VS Naipaul

Public with Priority Seating/Reserved Seats
5PM THE KOH SHOW
An hour with Terence Koh

Public with Priority Seating/Reserved Seats
6PM PERFORMANCE – MUSICAL JOURNEYS
Rosey Chan

Private. Strictly by Invitation Only
8PM OPENING DINNER

Private. Strictly by Invitation Only
11PM AFTER PARTY

SATURDAY 28 APRIL 2012

Public
ONGOING SHOW AT THE SITE: JUST TELL THE TRUTH
Exclusive screenings of filmed interviews by Mike Figgis
talking to John Berger, Marina Abramovic, Paul Auster,
Siri Hustvedt and David Lynch.

Public
ONGOING SHOW AT THE SITE: BOURDIN, SES FILMS
Rare short films of Guy Bourdin

Public
ONGOING SHOW AT THE SITE: MEMORIES AND IMAGES
Wing Shya Photography

Public
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL – SCREENING: THE LANGUAGE OF CINEMA
Special world cinema showcase

Public with Priority Seating/Reserved Seats
3PM A SPECIAL EVENT TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

Public with Priority Seating/Reserved Seats
4PM STORIES ON SCREEN
Nansun Shi, Paul Schrader, Daniel Wu and Mike Figgis on Directing and Screenwriting

Public with Priority Seating/Reserved Seats
5PM TREACY’S PERFORMANCE
Philip Treacy on hat design and fashion

Public with Priority Seating/Reserved Seats
6PM RHYTHMS
Fabio D’Andrea and the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble

Private. Strictly by Invitation Only
8PM FESTIVAL DINNER

Private. Strictly by Invitation Only
10PM SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

Private. Strictly by Invitation Only
11PM AFTERPARTY

SUNDAY 29 APRIL 2012

Public
ONGOING SHOW AT THE SITE: JUST TELL THE TRUTH
Exclusive screenings of filmed interviews by Mike Figgis
talking to John Berger, Marina Abramovic, Paul Auster,
Siri Hustvedt and David Lynch.

Public
ONGOING SHOW AT THE SITE: BOURDIN, SES FILMS
Rare short films of Guy Bourdin

Public
ONGOING SHOW AT THE SITE: MEMORIES AND IMAGES
Wing Shya Photography

Public
THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL – SCREENING: THE LANGUAGE OF CINEMA
Special world cinema showcase

Public with Priority Seating/Reserved Seats
3PM THE LIFE OF MARIANNE
Marianne Faithfull on her life and music

Public with Priority Seating/Reserved Seats
4PM COMPOSING AND PRODUCING
William Orbit on inspiration and creativity

Public with Priority Seating/Reserved Seats
5PM INNOVATORS
Thomas Heatherwick on his architecture, sculpture and design
with Andre Fu

Private. Strictly by Invitation Only
8PM CLOSING DINNER

MORE EVENTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON INCLUDING FILMS, WORKSHOPS, MASTERCLASSES AND PARTICIPANTS

For ticket information, go to this link.

Source – Liberatum

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