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2022-08-31

【Hong Kong Arts Centre】 45th Anniversary cum HKSAR 25th Anniversary Forum │2022 HK Art Scene: Global Opportunities and Challenges│ 18 Sept, 2022 (Sunday)@Shouson Theatre

Hong Kong Arts Centre

HKAC 45th Anniversary cum HKSAR 25th Anniversary Forum

2022 HK Art Scene: Global Opportunities and Challenges

2:00pm – 5:00pm, 18 September, 2022 (Sunday)

@ Shouson Theatre (1/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre) and Online

Registration link : https://forms.gle/yP5dcxkWN9evjk3k8

Presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC), a special forum on 2022 HK Art Scene: Global Opportunities and Challenges will be held on 18 September, 2022 (Sunday) at Shouson Theatre. Key arts and cultural leaders in the city will reflect on the current art scene and its development before and after the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), enlightening us on how to better embrace upcoming opportunities and meet corresponding challenges on a global scale. This forum is an accredited event celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and is also a celebration of the 45th anniversary of the establishment of the HKAC.

To highlight these two milestones, the forum will review the key infrastructures through which our art scene is navigating – how they have come about and where they should go. Two key infrastructural areas are identified – multi-arts complexes possessing physical spaces and venues, and institutions which have fundamentally changed the demand and supply chain of artistic creations and products. Key leading players in the field will share their views in the forum, and will be in a collective panel discussion to share their perspectives. The speakers and the panellists will examine the challenges in the present conditions, and explore the possibility of future arts and cultural development in different facets in response to the global and current socioeconomic situation.

Officiating guests at the forum will include:  Mr. LAU Chun, Raistlin, JP, Under Secy for Culture, Sports and Tourism; The Honourable Kenneth FOK Kai-kong, JP, the LegCo Member; and Mr. Bryant LU, JP, Deputy Chairman, Board of Governors of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

Date:    

18 September 2022 (Sunday)

Time:

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue:

Shouson Theatre, 1/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre,

2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Darwin Chen, SBS (Former Chairman, Hong Kong Arts Development Council)

Mrs. Betty Fung Ching Suk-yee, GBS (Chief Executive Officer, The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority)

Prof. Lo King-man, SBS, MBE, JP (Founder, Hong Kong Arts Centre; Director-General, Musica Viva)

Panellists:

Ms. Winsome Chow (Chief Executive, Hong Kong Arts Development Council)

Mr. Mike Hill (Chief Executive Officer, Magnetic Asia)

Mr. Albert Lee (Executive Director · The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited)

Mr. Xavier Mahé (General Manager, Le French May Arts Festival and Co-founder, Boogie Woogie Photography)

Ms. Adeline Ooi (Director Asia, Art Basel)

Moderator:

Ms. Eve Tam (Deputy Director (Culture), Leisure and Cultural Services Department)

Mr. Tang Shu-wing, MH (Artistic Director, Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio)

  Registration link:  https://forms.gle/yP5dcxkWN9evjk3k8

The panel discussion will be conducted in English and Cantonese, with English/Putonghua/Cantonese Simultaneous

Remarks: Arrangements are subject to change in accordance with the latest COVID-19 measures of the government

Key Art Visual and Press Release Download: http://ftp.hkac.org.hk/MDD/2022HKArtScene/

About Hong Kong Arts Centre

Since 1977, Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) has been a platform for nurturing and supporting artists, and infusing art into everyday life. Its unique arts and educational programmes aim to make the arts accessible for all. The HKAC believes in the transformational power of art for people from all walks of life. Established over four decades ago, HKAC endeavours to bring arts to the people of Hong Kong – by presenting programmes for visual arts, performing arts, moving images and media arts, comics and animation. Other areas cover arts education, conferences, festivals, public art and community projects, all with the vision and mission of engaging and inspiring creativity in the Hong Kong community.

In 2000, HKAC founded its education arm, Hong Kong Art School (HKAS). HKAS provides award-bearing programmes to nurture artists and art practitioners, as well as short enrichment courses for the general public.

HKAC aspires to engage everyone in the community to become an active participant in the arts - as an enthusiast, an artist or a patron.

HKAC will continue its 45th anniversary celebrations into 2023. Let’s continue to embrace ‘Arts for Passion, Arts for Life, Arts for All’, and share the inspiration.

Official website: hkac.org.hk | Facebook: Hong Kong Arts Centre | Instagram: @hongkongartscentre

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Media Enquiry:               

Annie Ho (Marketing and Communications Director) | Tel: 2824 5306 / 9481 8706 | Email: aho@hkac.org.hk

Charis Chau (Marketing and Communications Officer) | Tel: 2582 0290 | Email: cchau@hkac.org.hk