Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Art HK 09
"Hong Kong International Art Fair will return to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center from 14-17 May 2009, with Vernissage opening on 13 May."
It may no longer have the sponsorship of Lehman Brothers, but the Hong Kong International Art Fair (Art HK 09) does have an increased roster of participants and some new activities for its sophomore appearance.
Expanding upon programming from last year, when the fair attracted some 19,000 visitors, organizers this year have planned an array of educational and cultural activities for the four-day event, which begins May 14. Standouts include a lecture and film-screening series organized by the Asia Art Archive, a nonprofit organization that documents the visual arts in the region, and British debate group Intelligence Squared’s inaugural panel in Asia, which will focus on the hot-button topic of the ownership of antiquities and cultural heritage.