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Asia Art Archive Programmes for ART HK 11

For the fourth year in a row, Asia Art Archive (AAA) presents Backroom Conversations during ART HK 11, a series of discussions in which leading experts and practitioners in the contemporary art field consider regional artistic currents within a global context. New to the programme, the Inaugural Burger Collection Keynote Lecture honours a significant voice in the field today and Open Platform selects projects that demand to be heard! 26–29 May 2011.

Is Ink Painting dead? Is It Contemporary?
Thurs 26 May 3.30–5.30pm
Over 1,000 years old and practiced widely throughout Asia, art based on or inspired by the ink tradition is definitely alive and surprisingly varied. Three pairs of experts will consider how ink painting is relevant to the contemporary art debate and whether or not it matters.
Jane DeBevoise Chair, AAA Board of Directors (New York/Hong Kong), in conversation with Wucius Wong artist (Hong Kong)
Kao Chien-hui Chicago-based critic and independent curator (Taiwan), in conversation with Huang Zhiyang Beijing based-artist (Taiwan) Pauline Yao Co-Director, Osage Art and Ideas (Hong Kong) in conversation with Qiu Zhijie Beijing/Hangzhou-based artist (China)

Inaugural Burger Collection Keynote Lecture: Sarat Maharaj
Thurs 26 May 6–8pm
The Burger Collection Keynote Lecture recognises an academic voice that has made significant contributions to the field and has the potential to influence regional as well as global perceptions of contemporary art and invites that individual to present his/her ideas in a lecture. This year, AAA welcomes Sarat Maharaj, Professor of Visual Art and Knowledge Systems at Lund University and the Malmo Art Academies, Sweden.

‘Korea, Be Inspired’
Fri 27 May 4–6pm
This panel will consider the case of Seoul, addressing how its development as a cosmopolitan city in the last decade has shaped internal and external perceptions of the city and how these perceptions affect Korean cultural production.
Jeon Yong-seok Seoul-based artist and member of the urban research group Flying City (Korea)
Kim Hee-jin Director, Art Space Pool (Seoul, Korea)
Kim Sun-jung independent curator and Professor, Korea National University of Arts (Seoul, Korea)
Park Chan-kyong Seoul-based artist (Korea)
Moderator: Tobias Berger Curator, M+ of the West Kowloon Cultural District (Hong Kong)

Hong Kongism
Sat 28 May 10.30am–12.30pm
Three conversations will address how the political and cultural awakening in Hong Kong has manifested in the work of the city’s cultural practitioners, while attempting to identify the essence of the Hong Kong condition and its impact on the work being produced here.
Bernice Chan Manager, China/Hong Kong Branch, International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong) in conversation with Wong Chi Lung theatre playwright, director, and producer (Hong Kong)
Shum Long Tin film critic (Hong Kong) in conversation with Heiward Mak film director, screenplay writer (Hong Kong)
Phoebe Wong Head of Research+, AAA (Hong Kong) in conversation with Pak Sheung Chuen artist (Hong Kong)

The Decade Revisited…
Sat 28 May 2–4pm
As we bid farewell to the first decade of the 21st Century, a panel of art professionals will reflect on the past 10 years through the introduction and consideration of three key works or projects.
Lars Nittve Executive Director, M+ of the West Kowloon Cultural District (Hong Kong)
Suhanya Raffel Deputy Director, Curatorial and Collection Development, Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane, Australia)
William Wells Co-Founder and Director, Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art (Cairo, Egypt)
Moderator: Claire Hsu Co-Founder and Executive Director, AAA (Hong Kong)

Open Platform
Sun 29 May 2–4.30pm
This newly initiated programme offers a 28-minute platform for selected cultural producers and organisers to present projects and ideas that demand to be heard.
Panel judges include Negar Azimi (Bidoun), Michelle Kuo (ArtForum), Andrew Maerkle (ARTit), Elaine Ng (ArtAsiaPacific), and Mark Rappolt (Art Review).

Free admission
Registration: [email protected]

Another Life: The Digitised Personal Archive of Geeta Kapur and Vivan Sundaram
Booth X16 at ART HK 11
AAA recreates Kapur and Sundaram’s physical archive in Delhi, bringing a selection of material from the recently completed project to Hong Kong to offer a fresh perspective into the recent history of Indian art.
Support for the booth is generously provided by 84000communications, ART HK, AXA Art Insurance, IFAS, and Pico.

Wong Wai Yin’s Collection
AAA Local Artist-in-residence Wong Wai Yin presents primary source material about herself, on display in the Library at AAA during the fair.
Venue: 11/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

About AAA
Asia Art Archive is a non-profit organisation documenting the recent history of contemporary art in Asia. Founded in 2000, AAA is the most comprehensive collection of research materials in the field. The collection is accessible free of charge from AAA’s physical space and searchable from anywhere in the world via its online catalogue. AAA activates its collection through dynamic public, educational, and residential programmes that generate new ideas and facilitate works that continually reshape the Archive itself.

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