Cultural Partner of Art Basel in Hong Kong 2021
May 21 2021 at 10:00AM - May 23 2021 at 8:00PM
L1, Convention & Exhibition Centre
Free Event

Hong Kong Arts Centre Contemporary ICH

Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) always highlights “Arts at the Centre” and continues to promote internationally the development of Asian contemporary arts as well as the local art scene.

In 2018, the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) education programme was initiated with an aim to preserve, promote, redefine and revitalise the ICH of Hong Kong by means of a holistic model that integrates “Education”, “Revitalisaion and Investigation” as well as “Curating and Audience-building”. By coining the title “ICH+”, HKAC attempts to rebrand the ICH item by presenting a brand new concept of Contemporary ICH. The “+” plus sign implies the infinite possibilities of the evolvement of such Contemporary ICH.

As the cultural partner of Art Basel in Hong Kong for years, HKAC will share the concept of “Contemporary ICH” with the audiences this year. Apart from the introduction and showcasing of the current progression of the scheme, a series of talks will be arranged with a focus on how the creators apply the concept of ICH into their practices in a contemporary way.

The selected art formats are related to HKAC's diverse genres of programmes such as visual art, performance art, moving image, public arts and community project.

 About ICH+ : http://ichplus.org.hk/en


< Artist Sharing >

Fee: Free
Location: Hong Kong Arts Centre Facebook Live (A small number of seats will be provided at the exhibition site. Interested parties with valid admission tickets are welcome to register in advance.)
Language: Cantonese


Sharing 1

21 / 5 (Friday) | 18:30 – 19:30

Performing Arts: Mandy Tam x Ian Leung

Specialising in stage costume design, Mandy Tam is skilful at incorporating the inspiration from different elements with the unique features of traditional costumes in creating brand new style and state-of-the-art stage fashion, as well as the design and production of installation art works.

Speaker: Mandy Tam (Costume Designer)
Mandy Tam has been freelancing since her graduation. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the HKAPA, and a Master degree of Intercultural Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in set and costume design from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 1998 and has since designed for more than sixty theatre productions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Berlin, Canada, London, Macua, New York and Singapore. Her experience in costume design encompasses Chinese and Western opera, dance, ballet, drama, musical, physical theatre and TV drama production in Mainland China. In 2004 < The Peach Blossom Fan> and 2015 <Hedda Gabler> she won the “Best Costume Award” from the Hong Kong Federation of Drama Societies. During the 2007 Prague Quadrennial, she was part of the team representing Hong Kong with their work Cantonese Opera 'Dream of the West Chamber’.

Moderator: Ian Leung (Programme Manager, Hong Kong Arts Centre)


Sharing 2

22 / 5 (Saturday) | 13:30 – 14:30

Moving Image: Cheuk Cheung x Teresa Kwong

Hong Kong film director Cheuk Cheung has directed three documentaries themed on Chinese Opera, which are “My Way”, “My Next Step” and “Bamboo Theatre” respectively. With the focus on the culture of Chinese opera, the documentaries tell stories about performers and the environment. Without blindly following the trend, the movies sought the best position for themselves, demonstrating the interactions of traditional and contemporary artistic forms of arts which echo each other.

Speaker: Cheuk Cheung (Director)
Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, CHEUK directed three documentaries about Chinese Opera. In 2013, he received the Award for Young Artist in Hong Kong Arts Development Awards for My Way. In 2019, he received the nomination for Best Documentary at the Golden Horse Awards and Best New Director at the Hong Kong Film Awards for Bamboo Theatre. As theatre director and curator, he initiated various theatre productions and cross-cultural exchange programs. In 2017, he was invited by Tokyo Arts and Space’s residency program. In 2018, he co-directed a theatre piece Songs of Portrait, involving three diverse background artists from Kunqu, Noh and Opera. Now he is working on a documentary about Japanese Noh Actor.

Moderator: Teresa Kwong (Programme Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre)


Sharing 3

22 / 5 (Saturday) | 15:00 – 16:00

Visual Arts: Fiona Wong x Jaffa Lam

Modern Mind Primitive Hands - When was the last time you have used your hands in making things? We have walked from Stone Age, through industrial revolution into the contemporary world, from surviving on handmade objects to being overdosed by the mass produced, from manual to automatic, how has this change shape our way of living and our value for life? Fiona will share some ideas of making and its implication from a ceramist’s and teacher’s point of view.

Speaker: Fiona Wong (Ceramic Artist, Senior Lecturer of Hong Kong Art School)
Fiona Wong graduated from the University of East Anglia and later obtained her MFA degree at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received a Starr Foundation award from the Asian Cultural Council in 2000 and was elected as a member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva in 2007.  She has been an expert advisor for Hong Kong Museums since 2014. In 2017, she was granted an Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Arts and Culture award by Home Affairs Bureau, and was named Hong Kong Arts Development Award Artist of the Year. She received the Hong Kong Arts Centre Honorary Fellowship 2020. Her work Blue Wings was acquired by The British Museum in 2018. Wong is a Senior Lecturer at the Hong Kong Art School.

Moderator: Jaffa Lam (Sculpture artist, Academic Head of Hong Kong Art School)


Sharing 4

22 / 5 (Saturday) | 16:30 – 17:30

Public Art and Community: Jerry Cho x Pearl Law x Elsie Fung 

Public Art and community projects stick firmly with humans and life. For the preservation or even further development of the intangible cultural heritage in presentation to the public, how do creators make use of creative productions such as comics, illustrations and literature to support the investigation, research and interdisciplinary projects? How do they record the ICH and show it to the public in a new form?

Speaker: Jerry Cho (Cross-media creative, comics artist)
Local comics veteran Jerry Cho joined the industry in the 1990s, serving major comics publishing companies. With extensive experience in visual design he curated an art project called “Project 72”in 2016, which acts as a cultural record of 72 industries in Hong Kong.  He also participated in varies public art installation projects, including Angoulême International Comics Festival, Hong Kong International Airport, Southorn Playground, Ani-Com Park @ Harbour Front, Hong Kong Tramways and Kowloon Park.

SpeakerPearl Law Illustrator, Zine Maker
Pearl Law is an illustrator and zine maker, who also specialises in live visual recording. Hong Kong born and raised, she graduated from University of the West of England with a degree in Illustration. Much of her work takes inspiration from humour, literature, history, and behavioural observations. She loves to play around with visual wit and exploring the best narrative possible through problem-solving. She recently set up an indie press called The Pickled Paper, focusing on comics and zine publications. She also participates in the HKAC “Via North Point” project, collecting community stories and a taste exclusively made in North Point.

Moderator: Elsie Fung (Project Manager, Hong Kong Arts Centre)


Art Basel Hong Kong 2021 

Art Basel Hong Kong 2021 returns to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on  May 21-23, 2021. This year’s show will feature 104 premier galleries from Asia and beyond, providing an in-depth overview of Asia Pacific's astonishing diversity, and some of the best Modern and contemporary works by established and emerging artists around the world. 

This year, Art Basel will also launch a new digital initiative 'Art Basel Live: Hong Kong', to amplify the international visibility of its exhibitors. ‘Art Basel Live: Hong Kong' will run in parallel to the show and include Online Viewing Rooms, a program of special events, as well as daily broadcasts and virtual walkthroughs, bringing audiences from around the world to Hong Kong. 

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