For the fourth year in a row, Asia Art Archive presents 'Backroom Conversations' during ART HK 11, a series of panel 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' invites cultural producers and organisers to submit proposals for 28-minute presentations to be given during the fair.

Inaugural Burger Collection Keynote Lecture: Sarat Maharaj

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 at ART HK.

This year, AAA welcomes Sarat Maharaj, Professor of Visual Art and Knowledge Systems at Lund University and the Malmo Art Academies, Sweden and Professor of History and Theory of Art at Goldsmiths, London from 1980 -2005. Maharaj’s research focuses on cultural translation and difference, visual art as knowledge production, and the ‘convergence’ of image, sound, movement, and consciousness studies. He co-curated Documenta 11 in 2002 and The Third Guangzhou Triennial: Farewell to Post-Colonialism in 2008. Maharaj will give a lecture entitled ‘Sounding Asia Pandemonium’.

In conjunction with ART HK 11
Sponsored by Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR, and Swire Properties
Additional support from Burger Collection, The Ink Soceity and Yana & Stephen Peel
Media Partners: Hong Kong Tatler, AM Post & Art Map
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