This interview is part of Hong Kong Art History Research Project – Phase II, a collaboration between Asia Art Archive and Hong Kong Museum of Art. It was conducted at Asia Art Archive on 28 January 2014.

Biography:
Jacques Bouhet (b. 1943, Paris, France)

Jacques Bouhet moved to Hong Kong in 1979. As the Director of Société Générale in Hong Kong, he opened up the bank's space in Landmark, a commercial building in Central District, for about 12–15 exhibitions each year. The shows were managed by Arts Promotion, an influential gallery and art consultancy founded by Sandra Walters and which predominantly showed artists from France and Hong Kong.

In this interview, Bouhet shares his experience of collaborating with Sandra Walters to give visibility to early career artists at one of Hong Kong's prime properties. He offers an unusual perspective: a corporate patron whose support was pivotal in providing an exhibition platform.

Bouhet lives in Paris.

Interviewer
Michelle Wong is a Researcher at Asia Art Archive. Her ongoing projects include the Hong Kong Art History Research Project in collaboration with the Hong Kong Museum of Art, and the Ha Bik Chuen Archive Pilot Project, with its accompanying exhibition 'Excessive Enthusiasm: Ha Bik Chuen and the Archive as Practice'.

此訪談為香港藝術史研究 — 第二期的一部分。訪談於2014年1月28日在亞洲藝術文獻庫進行。

Jacques Bouhet
1943年生於法國巴黎

Jacques Bouhet 於1979年移居香港,出任法國興業銀行香港分行的總監。在任期間借出位於中環置地廣場的銀行店舖空間作展覽場地,每年舉辦的展覽達12至15個之多。展覽由華圖斯(Sandra Walters)經營的Arts Promotion負責,主要展出法國及香港藝術家的作品。

在訪問中,Bouhet 分享他與華圖斯合作借出香港甲級物業為新晉藝術家提供展覽場地的經驗。Bouhet 以企業贊助人的角度,闡述其獨特的觀點。

Bouhet 現定居於巴黎。

訪問員
黃湲婷為亞洲藝術文獻庫研究員,長期參與跟香港藝術館合作的香港藝術史研究項目,以及夏碧泉檔案先導項目和附屬展覽《如影隨行:夏碧泉與文獻收集實踐》。

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Jacques BOUHET

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English

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