ART Power HK: Art community collaborates to celebrate the arts in Hong Kong in 2020

ART Power HK: Art community collaborates to celebrate the arts in Hong Kong in 2020

• A creative solution to the current situation, showcasing that the arts in Hong Kong are open, active and resilient

• An organically grown, grassroots campaign

#ARTpowerHK #HKart2020

(HONG KONG 4 March 2020) ART Power HK is a collaborative campaign that has grown organically from a community-wide desire to maintain momentum for the arts in Hong Kong. Uniting partners from across the arts ecosystem, ART Power HK showcases that the arts in Hong Kong are open, active and resilient.

Launching in March, traditionally Hong Kong’s Art Month, that this year has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, ART Power HK is a non-commercial and globally accessible online platform that highlights the vibrancy and diversity of the arts in Hong Kong. This will lead up to an aligned moment in May 2020 to unite and celebrate the arts with exhibitions, events, and other activities hosted by partners throughout the city.

Partners

ART Power HK is inviting and welcoming all stakeholders in Hong Kong’s art community to get involved. The campaign has already garnered incredible and wide-ranging support, with confirmed partners from across Hong Kong’s art ecosystem committed to the ART Power HK movement, including galleries, museums, auction houses, not for profit organisations, educational institutions, corporate sponsors of the arts and cultural media outlets. (Please see the full list of confirmed Partners below)

Hosting Partner

ART Power HK is grateful to Asia Society Hong Kong Center for agreeing to be the hosting partner of the campaign. As a registered not for profit organisation with a legacy of working with multiple stakeholders in the community, their support ensures the campaign has a strong foundation.

Platform for the arts

With many of the activations scheduled for March not able to proceed as planned, ART Power HK supports the arts community by taking their activations online. Through March, April and May, the campaign will congregate and amplify arts initiatives taking place in the city, supporting both art activations that are going ahead and utilising tech innovations to allow partners, especially those whose large-scale in person activations are not possible, to take their show to a wide online community. The campaign will showcase how conversations that engage and excite can be delivered both online and offline.

The platform will be powered by the strong content provided by partners, encompassing – but not limited to – pre-recorded and livestreamed gallery tours, artist interviews, studio visits, collector engagements and an online talks programme featuring local and international talent.

A new moment for the arts in Hong Kong in 2020

ART Power HK looks to act as the catalyst and anchor for a new moment for the arts in Hong Kong in May 2020. Leveraging the online momentum garnered by partner activations in March and April into a comprehensive, and in person, celebration of the arts across Hong Kong that brings together talks programmes, exhibition openings, international auction house sales, open days, tours, VIP events and workshops.

ART Power HK Working Group

S. Alice Mong, Asia Society Hong Kong Center: “We believe that the arts connect. It is testament to both the power of the arts in Hong Kong and the city’s can-do attitude that partners from every sector of the industry have come on board to support the ART Power HK initiative.”

Levina Li-Cadman, Art Partners: “ART Power HK shines a spotlight on the wide range of initiatives from different partners working together in the vibrant, resilient, and robust art community in Hong Kong. I’m so happy to be a part of this campaign and sincere thanks to all our supporters for jumping on board and demonstrating the ‘can-do’ spirit of Hong Kong. Public arts role in this art movement should not be missed.”

Catherine Kwai, Kwai Fung Hin: “Art is a powerful expression of emotion that reaches people from all walks of life, it gives us hope and faith. ART Power HK is a clear and unified voice for the strong spirit of Hong Kong’s art scene, I am proud to be part of the working group that has made this campaign happen.”

Katie de Tilly, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery: “I am so proud to be part of this amazing initiative that brings Hong Kong together through art. It is a time to come together to find ways to overcome the current crisis and behold a better future. A true community-connected spirit is alive in ART Power HK, where the partners of Hong Kong’s art landscape have joined forces to inspire the creative from within, in whatever we do.”

Elaine Kwok and Georgina Hilton, Christie’s: “Art has the power to transform and inspire, and ART Power HK encourages audiences to engage with art in new innovative formats during these challenging times. As always, Christie’s is proud to be upholding the values of the cultural community of Hong Kong, one of the great art capitals of the world.”

Suhanya Raffel, M+ of WKCDA: “ART Power HK brings the collective energy of the Hong Kong arts sector demonstrating an empowering spirit that is central to each and every one of the arts organisations in Hong Kong”

Alexandra Seno, Asia Art Archive: “Art happens 365 days of the year in Hong Kong. It happens through collecting, patronage, research, making, looking and so many other expressions. This initiative is a platform to showcase that and is another example of why art thrives here—it is a community that takes initiative and shows up for each other. I believe there has never been a more necessary moment for contemporary art in Asia.”

Kiri Sinclair and Rosanna Herries, Sinclair Arts: “ART Power HK is a campaign that unites the arts, culture and creative industries and communities behind a common and shared message: we are open, we are active and we are ready to harness the power of art to unite, educate and heal.”

ART Power HK Partners

Partners confirmed so far are as follows:

10 Chancery Lane Gallery
1a Space
3812 Gallery
A2Z Art Gallery
AAN Foundation
Academy of Visual Arts (AVA), Hong Kong Baptist University
Alisan Fine Art
Art Museum of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
art-partners
Asia Art Archive
Asia Society Hong Kong
Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Ben Brown Fine Arts
Blindspot Gallery
Bonhams
CHAT (Centre for Heritage Arts & Textiles)
China Guardian Hong Kong
Christie’s
CoBo Social
Contemporary by Angela Li
Crafts on Peel
de Sarthe Gallery
Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Department of Fine Arts, The University of Hong Kong
Do What You Love
Duddell’s
Edouard Malingue Gallery
Empty Gallery
Freespace, West Kowloon
Friends of Hong Kong Museum of Art
Galerie Ora-Ora
George Wyndham
HART Hall
HART Haus
HKwalls
Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA)
Hong Kong Arts Centre
Hong Kong Contemporary Art (HOCA) Foundation
Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
Hong Kong Museum of Art
Hong Kong Palace Museum
Karin Weber Gallery
Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery
La Galerie Paris 1839
Lévy Gorvy
Liang Yi Museum
M+
Massimo De Carlo
Para Site
Pékin Fine Arts
Phillips
Rossi & Rossi
SCAD
SHOP Taki Ishii Gallery
Sinclair Arts
Soho House Hong Kong
Soluna Fine Art
Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF)
Tai Kwun
TAPG – The Art People Gallery
University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), The University of Hong Kong
Villepin
White Cube
Whitestone Gallery
Xiqu Centre, West Kowloon

Connect with ART Power HK
Website: www.artpowerhk.com
Instagram:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/artpowerhk/

LinkedIn:

High-resolution images can be downloaded here:
Link: http://gallery.sinclaircomms.com/
Password: talkofthetown

Interested in becoming a Partner, please contact

Please contact Rosanna Herries at [email protected]

For media enquiries, please contact Sinclair Arts on behalf of ART Power HK
Franky Mang | [email protected] | (852) 2915 1234 / (852) 9685 2052
Sheriza Wadhwani | [email protected] | (852) 2915 1234 / (852) 9128 8151

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