Creative China Festival Presents Art of SONG Dong, YU Fan, LI Jun, GUO Hongwei and HE Wei in New York in Collaboration with ACAW
Oct 2017(October 4, 2017, Beijing | New York) As part of the newly announced Creative China Festival, Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation (BCAF) is pleased to present a strong line-up of contemporary Chinese art programs, featuring SONG Dong, YU Fan, LI Jun and GUO Hongwei in New York in collaboration with Asia Contemporary Art Week (ACAW) as part of their signature “THINKING PROJECTS” series of pop-up exhibitions. The Festival also supports HE Wei’s installation as part of the ACAW after-party (by invitation only). Oct 2017(3 October 2017, Hong Kong) M+, the new museum of visual culture in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, is pleased to announce Rethinking Pei: A Centenary Symposium. Co-organised by M+ with, respectively, the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, and the Department of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, this two-part symposium celebrates the 100th birthday year of I.M. Pei by bringing together leading scholars who will lend new insights into the acclaimed architect’s life and work. The symposium will take place on 12–13 October in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (at Harvard University), and on 14–15 December in Hong Kong (at the University of Hong Kong). The symposium is made possible by the generous support of C Foundation. Oct 2017(29 September 2017, Hong Kong) M+, the highly anticipated museum of visual culture at Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, will exhibit selections from its exceptional ink art collection for the first time ever this fall. The Weight of Lightness: Ink Art at M+ (The Weight of Lightness) will explore the pivotal role of ink art in global visual culture, offering fresh perspectives using cross-disciplinary and geographically diverse approaches. The exhibition will run from 13 October 2017 – 14 January 2018 at the M+ Pavilion.
PHOTO MACAU ART FAIR ANNOUNCES FIRST EDITION PRESENTING GLOBAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL ART ON WORLD STAGE
Oct 2017SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 – HONG KONG & MACAU │PHOTO MACAU | Art Fair aims to bring world-class digital art, specializing in photography, moving image and print to one of Asia’s fastest growing economies along the Pearl River Delta. Through a four-day programme, over 60 international art and photo galleries will showcase the best of photography and moving image from around the globe to the diverse Asian audience, as well as create an art event of reference for photographers, curators, collectors and dealers. Held at the Exhibition Hall of the Venetian, the first edition will be held in Macau, from 25-28 March, 2018. Sep 2017(Jakarta, Indonesia – 13 September, 2017) – As a key mission of MACAN’s effort to further promote modern and contemporary art to the public, the Museum announces a dedicated approach to make art accessible through a curated education program of events and activities. Museum MACAN together with leading Indonesian artist Entang Wiharso presents the inaugural Children’s Art Space Commission which will be unveiled in November.
WKCDA Rolls Out Creation for Freespace Series to Explore Scenography, Stage Technology and Foundations of Performance
Sep 2017(7 September 2017, Hong Kong) The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) launches a comprehensive three-year programme to help nurture talent and build audience appreciation for the theatrical arts in Hong Kong. Creation for Freespace: On Scenography – part of the Creation for Freespace performing arts platform devoted to the West Kowloon Cultural District’s highly anticipated Freespace venue, set to open in 2019 – explores the art of scenography in theatre-making. This year’s theme, What is Stage: Dynamics of Seeing, is curated by renowned Hong Kong theatre director Edward Lam and focuses on the acclaimed Dutch scenographer Jan Versweyveld with a series of events that are open to theatre professionals, cross-disciplinary creators and art enthusiasts.
MACAN PRESENTS NEXT PREVIEW OF MUSEUM’S PROGRAM WITH ANOTHER ‘FIRST SIGHT’ OF DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE ART
Sep 2017Jakarta, August 28, 2017 – Following the success of the first part of the program on 12 August, Museum MACAN presents the next instalment of a special performance art program that will grant an exclusive preview to the Museum’s facilities. Held on Saturday 9 September, a day of performance art will be presented by 6 artists from Indonesia, Singapore, China and Australia. Sep 2017(August 25, 2017, Beijing | New York) The Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation (BCAF) is proud to announce the very first Creative China Festival (CCF) that will launch this autumn with a specially curated program of events in New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. Across three cities, six sections of exploring art and culture through talking forums, film series, design exhibitions, an art residency and public art exhibitions, live music performances, a guest city program, more than 10 collaborating institutions, over 100 participants and 50 events, CCF explores the cultural innovation and establishes a crossroad meeting point between China and the United States, the East and West, the classical and novel, as well as the institutional and grass roots. Sep 2017(23 August 2017, Hong Kong) – The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) today announced the launch of its latest initiative supporting the long-term development of the performing arts in Hong Kong: International Co-Lab, an innovative tri-city residency programme for mid-career performing artists. The ambitious three-year project will launch in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, on 20 August 2017 – in the heart of the city’s famed festival season – before travelling to Auckland, New Zealand, in 2018 for the Auckland Arts Festival before finally landing in Hong Kong in 2019, when the residency outcomes will be presented as part of the opening programme for Freespace at West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD). International Co-Lab is developed by Forest Fringe (the UK), The Basement Theatre (Auckland, New Zealand) and WKCDA (Hong Kong). The residency is supported by British Council, Creative Scotland, Creative New Zealand and the WKCDA. Aug 2017Galerie du Monde is pleased to announce in dreams, the first solo exhibition in Hong Kong by emerging contemporary artist Crystal Liu (b. 1980, Canada), from 14 September to 29 October 2017. The exhibition will showcase 17 new abstract landscape paintings created specifically for the show that have never been shown before. Aug 2017Co-hosted by Sunpride Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (MOCA), “Spectrosynthesis - Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now” (Spectrosynthesis) will be held at MOCA from 9 September to 5 November 2017. This groundbreaking show will be the first exhibition dedicated to LGBTQ themes to go on show at an art museum in Asia. A series of tours, talks and public activities will be held at MOCA throughout the exhibition period, calling for public participation in order to start an open dialogue, and stimulate thoughts on human equality.
The second edition of IDFFHK returns with strong presentations and a premiere line up of speakers and exquisite designs
Aug 2017This August IDFF2017 – the International Design . Furniture Fair Hong Kong, an upscale boutique design event, will return for the second time with dynamic presentations and a series of talks by international and locally renowned designers and architects. Themed ‘Redefining Luxury’, IDFF2017 will partner with world leading design fair IMM Cologne for the first time to further bolster its position as Asia’s premier design event. Bringing together three sections, the signature Dialogue Speakers Series, spectacular Gallery Showcases and unique Design Exhibitions, IDFF2017 will be held at Hall 3E of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 25 to 27 August 2017. Jul 2017(Jakarta, Indonesia – 21 July, 2017) – Indonesia's first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN) – will open to the public on November 4, 2017. The inaugural exhibition, which features pieces from the Museum’s collection, will showcase artworks by Indonesian masters and leading international artists alike, setting the precedent of a program that will continue to highlight local talents alongside a diverse range of global names. Jul 2017Yokohama Triennale 2017 includes works from STPI’s collaboration with internationally acclaimed artists Carsten Höller, Tobias Rehberger, Anri Sala & Rirkrit Tiravanija.These works were selected by Yokohama Triennale Co-director Akiko Miki and are comprised of four innovative composite works created using the surrealist game of Cadavre Exquis (Exquisite Corpse), as well as sixteen individual works. They will be exhibited in the Yokohama Museum of Art alongside Surrealist artworks from the museum’s permanent collection, in a special segment curated by Miki. Jul 2017From September 27 – December 17, 2017, Li Huayi’s solo exhibition “Fantasies on Paper and Enchantments in Gold” will be shown at the Suzhou Museum. Organised by Suzhou Museum, the exhibition is co-organized by the Federation of Hong Kong Jiangsu Community Organizations with the support of Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, and curated by Wu Hongliang,
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority Announces a Memorandum of Understanding on Dance Exchange and Collaboration with UK’s Studio Wayne McGregor
Jul 2017(14 July 2017, Hong Kong) The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) is very pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on a Dance Exchange and Collaboration with the Studio Wayne McGregor Limited (Studio Wayne McGregor) in the United Kingdom.
West Kowloon Cultural District Presents New Commission by Samson Young at the Manchester International Festival 2017
Jul 2017(30 June 2017, Hong Kong) West Kowloon Cultural District is pleased to announce a new commission One of Two Stories, or Both (Field Bagatelles) by Samson Young that will have its world premiere at the Manchester International Festival (MIF) 2017. Co-commissioned by the West Kowloon Cultural District together with Manchester International Festival, the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art in Manchester, Edouard Malingue Gallery, and the University of Salford Art Collection, this work will be presented from 30 June until 16 July as part of the festival’s programming. Jul 2017(30 June 2017, Hong Kong) Aric Chen, Lead Curator for Design and Architecture at M+, has been named the winner in the Design Curator and Design Critic category of the newly-inaugurated Design Prize. Launched this year, The Design Prize is an annual awards programme, organised by the media outlets designboom and Abitare under the auspices of the City of Milan, that recognises excellence in design on a global scale. The 2017 recipients, in 10 categories, were selected by an international jury from over 750 nominees.
INNOVATION: HOW hpa UTILISES ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY TO FURTHER THEIR ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN REPERTOIRE
Jul 201729 JUNE 2017, HONG KONG As one of the first Hong Kong architectural practices that entered the China market, hpa utilises innovation in their designs focusing on the unification between architecture and sustainability. In addition to the announcement of their design for the first smart city in the Philippines with New Manila Bay – City of Pearl, hpa continues to work on innovative methods to further green technology with design. Jun 2017(Hong Kong, 20 June 2017) Co-hosted by Sunpride Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (MOCA), “Spectrosynthesis - Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now” (Spectrosynthesis) will be held at MOCA from 9 September to 5 November 2017. This groundbreaking show will be the first exhibition dedicated to LGBTQ themes to go on show at an art museum in Asia. Around 50 works created by 22 artists from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Mainland China, Singapore, and also ethnic Chinese artists based in the United States and Canada will be presented.