【Hong Kong Arts Centre】 Confers Honorary Fellowship on Two Distinguished Arts Practitioners: Ms. Ann Hui and Mr. Chi-tak Li on 5 October 6:15pm @McAulay Studio
【Hong Kong Arts Centre】
Confers Honorary Fellowship
on Two Distinguished Arts Practitioners:
Ms. Ann Hui and Mr. Chi-tak Li
for their Significant Contributions to the Hong Kong and Asian art scenes
@McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
on 5nd October 2022 (Wed), 6:15pm
【Hong Kong Arts Centre】 In celebration of its 45th Anniversary, Hong Kong Arts Centre, the only non-profit and independent institution in Hong Kong dedicated to promoting arts and culture since 1977, will be presenting the fourth Honorary Fellowship to two distinguished individuals.
The HKAC’s Honorary Fellowship was established in 2019 to recognise and honour those who are held in the highest regard by the Centre in the arts sector. Since then it has paid tribute to distinguished individuals in the fields of curatorship, visual arts, music, theatre, comics and animation, public arts, dance, film and media arts.
The two awardees this year are Ms. Ann Hui, the distinguished filmmaker and Mr. Chi-tak Li, the renowned comic artist. They have both made invaluable contributions and given their generous support to the cultural and arts sector in different ways, we salute their relentless dedication and commitment.
Media representatives are cordially invited to attend the Ceremony and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the awardees for their dedication to excellence in the arts.
Hong Kong Arts Centre Honorary Fellowship Presentation Ceremony 2022
5 October 2022 (Wednesday)
6:15pm: Presentation Ceremony
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
(LB/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai)
o Ms. Ann Hui, the distinguished filmmaker
o Mr. Chi-tak Li, the renowned comic artist
o Mrs. Dominica Yang, Chairman, Board of Governors, Hong Kong Arts Centre; and
o Ms. Rebecca Ip, Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Biographies of the two Honorary Fellows are as follows (names are sorted alphabetically):
Ann Hui is one of Hong Kong's most influential filmmakers and her films have won numerous international awards. She won the Best Director Award three times at the Golden Horse Awards and an unprecedented six times at the Hong Kong Film Awards. She is known for her films which feature different genres including literary adaptations, martial arts, semi-autobiographical works, women's issues, social phenomena, political changes, and thrillers.
In 1997, Hui was awarded an MBE and made a Fellow of the Academy of Performing Arts. In 2010, she received the Hong Kong Arts Development Council's Award for Outstanding Contribution. She was honoured for her lifetime accomplishments at the 2011 Asian Film Awards. In 2014, the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences honoris causa was conferred upon her by the University of Hong Kong. In 2016, she led the jury for the 53rd Golden Horse Awards. She became the first woman director to win the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement from the 77th Venice Film Festival in 2022.
Hui’s recent films include A Simple Life, The Golden Era, Our Time Will Come, Love After Love and Septet: The Story of Hong Kong.
“There is no need to differentiate alternative comics from commercial comics, for the so-called ‘alternative’ is just another side of the commercial. Comics is at the same time a form of art.”
Li began his career in the comics industry in 1982. He developed a distinctive art style, creating his own visual world with eerily experimental works that broke genre rules.
Li is also well-known to the international comics scene. His comics have been published in places like Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Mainland China, France and Italy since the 1990s. In 2016, the Hong Kong Arts Centre jointly curated Li’s solo exhibition with the Angoulême International Comics Festival in France as one of the Festival’s thematic exhibitions. In 2017, Li was invited by the Louvre Museum to create comics Moon of the Moon. In 2019, the French version was released in Europe. Chinese version and Malaysian version were released subsequently.
Li’s transmedia creations transcend the boundary of comics and expand into movies, experimental theatres, literature, etc. Recently, the poster that he created for Hong Kong local sci-fi action movie Warriors of Future has been widely praised. His idiosyncratic style has attracted the attention and commissions from local and international brands such as Nike, Uniqlo, TamJai SamGor Mixian, Moleskine, etc.
His recent publications include Yum Sui, Kafka, A Little Strawberry, etc.
About Hong Kong Arts Centre
This year marks the 45th Anniversary of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.
Since 1977, the 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 for more than four decades, the 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. Our other areas also 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). The HKAS provides award-bearing programmes to nurture artists and art practitioners, as well as short enrichment courses for the general public. The HKAC aspires to engage everyone in the community to become an active participant in the arts – as an enthusiast, an artist or a patron.
Let’s continue to embrace ‘Art for Passion, Art for Life, Art for All’, and share the inspiration.
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