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Evening Courses: Chinese Contemporary Art and the Market @ Hong Kong Arts Centre


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The HKAC is running a series of 6 courses on Chinese Contemporary Art and the Market.

How to appreciate Chinese contemporary art? Who are the current top artists and rising stars? What are the strategies of buying Chinese artworks? Led by renowned academics, curators, and market specialists, Chinese Contemporary Art and the Market will investigate these topics. From the 1979 ‘Open Door Policy’, which triggered the birth of Chinese Contemporary Art, to the development of the contemporary art scene within Greater China area in the following three decades, the course will explore how key artists and their works evolved amidst drastic political and economic changes, and further discuss the connections between the artists, history, and the market. After the six sessions which cover the historical context, major artworks, and the market, the programme will end with an exclusive Central Gallery Crawl where participants will visit international blue chip galleries with the art expert. Language: English Date & Time: 13 – 15 Nov & 20 – 22 Nov evenings, 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Fee: HKD7,000; early-bird rate of HKD6,000 if paid in full by 13 October; group price HKD 5,000 per head To register for one or more sessions, please contact HKAC at: artlearning@hkac.org.hk (+852 2582 0297)

For more information the courses, please visit the HKAC website.

Speakers' Information:

Catherine Maudsley, Art Historian, Art Advisor and Curator Catherine Maudsley is a Hong Kong-based art historian, art advisor, curator, educator and writer. She has lectured for global forums and a wide range of institutions, including the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Hong Kong; the HKU Space Executive Programme with Art Basel and Central Saint Martin’s; Hong Kong Art School; Christie’s Education; Sotheby’s Institute of Art and UBS Art Education Series. Maudsley has acted as a moderator for the Asia Society, Christie’s Forum, L’ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels and many others. Maudsley has published widely, including Arts of Asia, the Asian Art Newspaper, Orientations and has contributed to and edited a number of art related books.

The recipient of over twenty awards for exceptional achievement, she was a Connaught Research Scholar at the University of Toronto, a Canada-China Scholar at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Hong Kong. She has served on the Executive Committees of the University of Hong Kong Museum Society, and the Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong and is a Hong Kong Art School Council Member.

Catherine Maudsley Ltd, founded in 1994, provides art advisory and curatorial services to distinguished collectors worldwide. Zheng Bo, Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong, Artist, Art Critic Zheng Bo is an expert on Chinese contemporary art. His essays have been published in multiple journals and books, most recently in Reading Contemporary Performance (Routledge 2016) and Global Activism (MIT Press, 2015). He is an editorial board member of Journal of Chinese Contemporary Art, and recently co-edited with Sohl Lee a special issue titled “Contemporary Art and Ecology in East Asia.” He holds a PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester. He taught at China Academy of Art from 2010 to 2013, and currently teaches at School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. Sophie Hu, Lecturer, Art Learning Development Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre Sophie Hu has rich teaching experience -- in addition to leading the Art Learning programmes at HKAC, Sophie is also the Art Education Consultant for brands and corporates such as Cartier, Blancpain, and The International New York Times, providing Art Appreciation & Investment courses for their top clients as well as senior managers. Before joining the Centre, Sophie served at Christie’s Education Asia and was in charge of curriculum design, research, lectures, and developing collaborations with art institutions. She designed programmes and lectured for the EMBA class of top business schools, including China Europe International Business School (CIEBS) and Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), in addition to clients of Christie’s auction house.

In conjunction with the Shanghai Museum, Sophie Hu was one of the editors of Chen Hongshou and Cui Zizhong – Two Master Painters from Ming Dynasty China, and her exhibition reviews were published in professional art media, including The Art NewsPaper. Sophie Hu obtained her BA from The University of Hong Kong and MA from Boston University.

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