The conversion of heritage sites into culture and arts venues in Hong Kong to showcase local artistic talent has never been more topical. From the Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Central Police Station, Hollywood Road Married Police Quarters to the North Kowloon Magistracy. While many would agree that Hong Kong lacks suitable art spaces, the debate fundamentally needs to focus on content over hardware, diversity over single formula approach. In this panel we ask participants to consider the success of existing sites, their position in shaping the arts and cultural discourse and the use of heritage sites as art venues.
John BATTEN, Art Critic
KWAN Sheung Chi, Artist
Ada WONG, Chair of Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture
William WONG, Visiting Clore Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Urban Research Centre
William Y. YIU, Executive Director, Charities of The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Moderated by Phoebe WONG Head of Research+, AAA
In conjunction with ART HK 09
Supported by Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR, Burger Collection, AXA General Insurance Hong Kong Limited
Special thanks to Sino Group's 'Art in Hong Kong'