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Immerse in Art at the First Hong Kong Art Gallery Week

By Localiiz 19 November 2013
November 19th 2013 The first city-wide event dedicated to gallery hopping is hoping to inspire a new movement of art appreciation in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Art Gallery Week will run from November 20th to 28th, as 49 member galleries open their doors to the public for special exhibitions, talks and seminars. There will also be both night and daytime ‘art walks’ with galleries across the city linked by a hop-on, hop-off bus network. Here’s our tips on what not to miss of these awesome free events. Breakfast with Art Market Specialists

Join three art market specialists for breakfast as they explore the intricate relationship between art and business. In attendance will be Martin Bremond from Artprice.com, a world leading art market information provider; Alexandre Errera from artshare.com, the world’s first online platform specialising in contemporary Chinese art; and Ingrid Dudek from auction giant Christie’s.

When: Thursday, November 21st, 9.30am – 10.30am Where: 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Central RSVP: email [email protected] and write ‘Breakfast’ as subject heading, specify name of attendees Art After Hours: Art Gallery Night

Come out of the dark with a city-wide gallery night showcasing the breadth and depth of art in Hong Kong in an intimate and relaxed setting. Hop-on and hop-off the circling art buses around Sheung Wan, Central, South Island and Wanchai throughout the night.

When: Friday, November 22nd, 6pm – 10pm Where: Sheung Wan, Central, South Island and Wanchai Art Gallery Day

The Art Gallery Day will present the public with 49 diverse and exciting exhibitions in different parts of the city. Use the free buses and potter around the city throughout the day. Special events will take place at individual galleries, highlights below.

When: Saturday, November 23rd, 11am – 5pm Where: Sheung Wan, Central, South Island and Wanchai Breakfast with Chinese Collector: Tan Guobin

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to meet Tan Guobin, prominent art collector and founder of Art Changsha. Tan will share his decades of experience in collecting traditional and contemporary Chinese art.

When: Saturday November 23rd, 11am – 12pm Where: Contemporary by Angela Li, 248 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan RSVP: email [email protected] and write ‘Collector’ as subject heading, specify name of attendees ‘Day of the Dead’ Celebratory Altar

Get involved yourself by having a hand in adorning the Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ altar. The tribute to this important Latin American festival will also be celebrated with music and food.

When: Saturday, November 23rd, 11am – 7pm Where: Puerta Roja Gallery, 15-17 New Street Sheung Wan Chalk Art Painting on Chancery Lane

Ever fancied yourself as a bit of a Banksy? Give Chancery Lane a splash of colour with this public art initiative.

When: Saturday, November 23rd, 11am – 7pm Where: 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Central Exclusive visit to Fang Lijun’s Studio, Hanart Square and Ora-Ora Studio

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to gain unparalleled access to Chinese painter Fang Lijun’s Hong Kong studio, Hanart Square and Ora-Ora Studio. Gather at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre at 3pm for the bus to Kwai Chung.

When: Monday, November 25th, 4pm – 7pm Where: Kwai Chung RSVP: email [email protected] and write ‘Studio Visit’ as subject heading, specify name of attendees

Hong Kong Art Gallery Week is sponsored by the Bank of China. For the full event programme, please visit www.hk-aga.org.

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