May 6, 2012 - Asia Art Archive - Programmes for ART HK 12
May 6, 2012

Programmes for ART HK 12

Asia Art Archive Programmes for ART HK 12
17–20 May 2012

Hong Kong Convention
and Exhibition Centre

1 Expo Drive
Wanchai, Hong Kong

T +852 2815 1112
Free admission, please register:
backroom [​at​]

Backroom Conversations
As the official Education Partner of ART HK since its 2008 inception, Asia Art Archive once again presents Backroom Conversations, a series of discussions in which leading experts and practitioners in the contemporary art field consider key issues affecting the art world.

Whose History?
Thursday 17 May 3:30–5:30pm
We have yet to develop methodologies that take multiple localised art histories into consideration. This panel looks at parallel artistic developments under the concept of contemporaneity.
Iftikhar Dadi Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Art, Cornell University, New York; Marian Pastor Roces critic and curator, Manila; Manuel Borja-Villel Director, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Moderator: Reiko Tomii Co-founder of PoNHA-GenKon, New York

Burger Collection Keynote Lecture: Okwui Enwezor
Thursday 17 May 6–8pm
Burger Collection Keynote Lecture recognises an individual who has made significant contributions to the field. This year, AAA honours Director of Haus der Kunst, curator, art critic, writer, poet, educator, and art historian Okwui Enwezor.

Open Platform
Friday 18 May 1:30–3:30pm
This programme offers a 28-minute platform for selected cultural producers and organisers to present projects and ideas that demand to be heard. A panel of judges, including Alan Cruickshank from Broadsheet, Kao Tzu-Chin from ARTCO, Elaine Ng from ArtAsiaPacific, and Mark Rappolt from Art Review has selected four presentations based on diversity of content, originality, format, and relevance to today’s world.
Presenters: DOXA Hong Kong, London, Paris; Suresh Jayaram Bangalore; Parallel Lab Hong Kong; Young-hae Chang Heavy Industries Seoul

The Collection as Social Sculpture
Friday 18 May 4–6pm
This panel will ask what might happen when a private collection expands upon common practices to become more broadly enmeshed in the social fabric. What transformations are necessary for a collection to become a social medium?
Rahaab Allana Curator, Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, New Delhi; Toby Kamps Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Menil Collection, Houston; Fram Kitagawa General Director of Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial and Setouchi International Art Festival
Moderator: Daniel Kurjakovic Curator/Head of Program, Burger Collection, Hong Kong

The Decade Revisited…
Saturday 19 May 2–4pm 
AAA asks art professionals to reflect on the past 10 years through the introduction and consideration of three key works or projects.
Hans Ulrich Obrist Co-director of Exhibitions & Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, London; Gayatri Sinha critic and curator, New Delhi; June Yap independent curator, Singapore
Moderator: Inti Guerrero Associate Artistic Director of TEOR/éTica, San José, Costa Rica

Artists Through the Lens
Saturday 19 May 4:30–6:30pm
Cao Fei artist, Beijing; Hu Fang Co-founder and Artistic Director, Vitamin Creative Space, Guangzhou
Chen Chieh-jen artist, Taipei; Amy Cheng curator, Taipei
Tam Wai Ping artist, Hong Kong; Janet Chan Assistant Head of Research+, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong

Uncatalogued: the Case of Oil Street Artist Village
Booth Z1 at ART HK 12
AAA presents “Uncatalogued: the Case of Oil Street Artist Village,” a project that revisits the short-lived artist village in Hong Kong by reinterpreting/performing a collection of archival materials about this moment in recent history. This two-part exhibition is on view simultaneously at AAA’s Booth Z1 at ART HK 12 and at AAA’s physical premise on Hollywood Road until 8 July 2012, inviting a wider interpretation of the material with talks by artist Paul Chan and local storyteller Yuen Che Hung.

Why artist groups form and why they fall: a theory
Talk by Paul Chan, New York-based artist
Friday 18 May 11–12pm (English)
Venue: Asia Art Archive, 11/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Storytelling by Yuen Che Hung, Hong Kong-based storyteller
Saturday 19 May 1:45pm & 4:15pm; Sunday 20 May 2pm & 3pm (Cantonese)
Venue: Booth Z1, ART HK 12

AAA’s booth is funded by Burger Collection, and supported by 84000communications, ART HK, and Pico.

Satellite Programmes
Venue: N106-108, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

The Royal Academy of Arts In Conversation with artist Mariko Mori
Thursday 17 May 12–1pm
Speakers: Mariko Mori artist; Charles Saumarez Smith Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts; Richard Chang collector and Trustee of the Royal Academy Trust

Sharjah Biennial 11: A New Cultural Cartography
Thursday 17 May 2–3pm
Speakers: Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi President, Sharjah Art Foundation; Yuko Hasegawa Curator of Sharjah Biennial 11
Moderator: Oscar Ho Director of the MA Programme in Cultural Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong

‘Reactivation’ in Shanghai – three talks by curators of the 2012 Shanghai Biennale
Saturday 19 May 11:30–1pm
Speakers: Johnson Chang curator, Guest Professor of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou; Director of Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong; Jens Hoffman Director, the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, California College of the Arts, San Francisco; Qiu Zhijie Professor of School of Inter-media Art, China Art Academy, Hangzhou

Intelligence Squared Asia Debate: “Contemporary Art Excludes the 99 Percent”
Friday 18 May 2012 6.30–8pm
Venue: N101, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Speakers: Ben Lewis UK documentary film-maker, author, and art critic; Paul Chan artist; Joseph Kosuth artist; Elizabeth Ann Macgregor Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Moderator: Hung Huang commentator on culture, founder of Brand New China
Tickets: HK300 through HK Ticketing ( / +852 3128 8288)

About AAA
Asia Art Archive is an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to documenting the recent history of contemporary art in Asia within an international context. AAA is committed to creating a collection that belongs to the public; accessible free of charge on-site and searchable online, it will soon be accessible globally via the Collection Online, which launches in June. More than a static repository waiting to be discovered, AAA is a proactive platform, instigating critical thinking and dialogue that generate new ideas and works that continually reshape the Archive itself.

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