This is it, the long anticipated event of the year is here.
Now entering its 12th successful year, Hong Kong ArtWalk is Hong Kong’s biggest charity art event; a great one-night experience showcasing a range of visual arts in a variety of Hong Kong’s art galleries in the SOHO, Wan Chai, Sheung Wan, Central, Aberdeen and Happy Valley areas of Hong Kong Island.
Artwalk is simple: 66 galleries will open their doors between 5 pm to 12 midnight on Wednesday, 14 March 2012. ArtWalk tickets are on sale from early March from one of the ticket-selling galleries and you will receive a comprehensive ArtWalk brochure, map and entry badge allowing entry at any of the galleries on ArtWalk night. You can then take any route in any order to visit (or re-visit) galleries and can sip free wine, beer and mineral water in all the participating galleries – and enjoy ‘finger food’ provided by our generous sponsoring restaurants.
The ArtWalk benefiting charity for 2012 is, as last year, the Society for Community Organization (SoCO) – last year, a donation of HK$400,000 was raised from tickets sold from ArtWalk and donated to SoCO. Since the first ArtWalk began in 2001 over HK$5 million has been donated to Hong Kong charities.
The volunteers helping ‘man the doors’ on ArtWalk night are fine arts students from the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University and the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong – in return, ArtWalk also makes a donation to fund their yearly graduation shows.
ArtWalk Extra features additional displays of art that you can also see while walking from gallery to gallery: photography, small-scale installation and artists’ performances. SoCO will also introduce their social action & policy work to the public and ArtWalk participants in a one-week exhibition.
For more information and ticketing information, head to ArtWalk’s website.
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…..
Over 100 artists, designers and celebrities have come together to participate in a charity fund raising event “Bag For Better” dedicated to support the Chi Heng Foundation’s esteemed work on helping the AIDS impacted Orphans and their families in Mainland China.
Exhibition Period: 8 – 30 May 2009
Venue: YY9 Gallery
G/F, 83-85 Sing Woo Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Source – www.b2square.com
下午2時30分| 會議室N111| The Rising Tide
導演及監製 Robert Adanto | 美國 | 2008 | 93 分鐘 | 普通話及英文(英文字幕)
由Robert Adanto執導的紀錄片，The Rising Tide透過介紹新一代中國錄像及攝影藝術家，捕捉他們的睿智，以及對過去情懷和未來的憂慮。導演及監製Robert Adanto將作現場介紹。
Presented by Asia Art Archive for ART HK09
Just meters from the bright lights of ART HK 09’s exhibition hall, AAA presents a series of programmes with some of the leading experts and practitioners in the field. Backroom Conversations includes panel discussions and screenings that touch on a number of prevalent issues and offer a first-hand look into the contemporary art world today.
Thursday 14th May
DOCUMENTARY SCREENINGS – CHINA
2.30 pm | Room N111 | The Rising Tide with introduction by Robert Adanto
Directed and produced by Robert Adanto | USA | 2008 | 93 min | Mandarin & English with English subtitles
Robert Adanto’s The Rising Tide investigates China’s meteoric march toward the future through the words and work of some of its most acclaimed video artists and photographers. The Rising Tide captures this momentous time in China’s history while exploring the work of artists, who comment with intelligence, wit, foreboding and nostalgia.
Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 3:00pm
Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 6:00pm
Shanghai Street Artspace 上海街視藝空間
404 Shanghai Street
Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong