Programme 2015

Closing Party

Relaunch of the Collectors Circle & Panel Discussion on “Challenges in the 21st century faced by curators and collectors”

  • Thursday, June 11, 2015

  • 7:00pm  8:30pm

  • Asia Society Hong Kong Center 

The 3rd edition of Asia Week Hong Kong will conclude with a celebratory cocktail reception in support of the relaunch of the Collectors Circle for The Friends of the Art Museum, the Chinese University of Hong Kong at Asia Society Hong Kong Center. This celebratory evening will be illustrated with an insightful panel discussion on the topic "Challenges in the 21st century faced by curators and collectors" in Asia Society.

Lecture / Talk

Innovation and Excellence in the Imperial Arts of 15th century China

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2015

  • 7:00pm  9:00pm

  • Bonhams 

The lecture will be presented by Jessica Harrison-Hall, Head of the ChinaSection and Curator of Chinese Ceramics in the Asia Department of the British Museum. Her research interests focus on the Ming and Qing periods and China's interaction with the wider world.

WorkshopArt Tour

Scent of Tea: the Art & Culture of Yixing Zisha Stoneware Exhibition and Gongfu Tea appreciation

  • Saturday, June 6, 2015

  • 2:00pm  4:30pm

  • Art Museum Institute of Chinese Studies 

Tea culture has been one of the most representative cultural heritages in China. It symbolises the traditional spirituality, artistic excellence, social development and sophisticated technology in ancient China. The significance and impacts of these precious antiques is demonstrated in this exhibition. The CUHK Art Museum celebrates this exquisite culture by showcasing a series of YiXing Zisha Stoneware.

Lecture / Talk

Hide and Seek: Uncovering the secrets of Chinese culture

  • Friday, June 5, 2015

  • 7:00pm  8:00pm

  • Chinese Cultural Studies Center 

This talk will explore what it means to encounter and engage (whether actively or passively) with Chinese culture, and its influences and products that we see all around us, every day.  From classical literature to the collecting of Chinese antiques, Lin Xi will discuss the insights and understanding--the secrets and treasures--he has gained about Chinese culture from various activities and pursuits.

Lecture / Talk

Continuing the Beauty of China

  • Friday, June 5, 2015

  • 3:30pm  4:30pm

  • Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation 

Being one of the very few contemporary Chinese designer brands in the frontline of luxury retail, Mr. Yewn, the Heritage designer jeweler would share with his audience his extensive experience on questioning where on earth can we find contemporary Chinese designs, especially in the fine jewelry and luxury fields.

Collectors Talk

Collectors Roundtable

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015

  • 7:00pm  9:00pm

  • The China Club 

Asia Week Hong Kong launches its first series of the Collectors Roundtable with the world renowned antique dealer in Netsuke and Sagemono, Mr. Robert Fleischel from Sagemonoya of Tokyo.

 

Lecture / Talk

Netsuke, an art form unique to Japan

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015

  • 7:00pm  9:00pm

  • Liang Yi Museum 

Netsuke are small carvings used as stoppers to prevent items hanging from the Obi (sash) of the Japanese traditional Kimono from falling down. These miniature carvings are highly appreciated by collectors all over the world, including China. Mr Fleischel will explain the very reason of the existence of Netsuke and their history.

Lecture / Talk

Comparing Classical Chinese and European painting

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015

  • 6:30pm  7:30pm

  • KEE Private Members Club Hong Kong 

Why do the classical Chinese painters paint so much bamboo, and why are classical European artists so obsessed with the naked human body? Why does the Chinese artist complete his painting within five minutes, as if not wanting to put any effort into it, and why does the European artist breaks his line into so many small sections, as if he could not draw a long line? These are questions that will find an answer in the talk.

Private Dinner

A Private Collectors dinner and demonstration

  • Monday, June 1, 2015

  • 7:00pm  9:00pm

  • The China Club 

During the 3rd edition of Asia Week Hong Kong, CA Artvisory is hosting a private dinner with demonstration of the art of inside painting. We will be featuring Jin Zi, formerly known as Jin Hongshan who is from Guan county of Hebei province by origin. Under the tutelage of Chinese arts and crafts master Mr Liu Shouben.

Auction Preview

Private tour at Bonhams Hong Kong

  • Monday, June 1, 2015

  • 2:00pm  6:00pm

In her 3rd edition, Asia Week Hong Kong is organising a wide array of programme this year not only for familiar faces, but also serving those who would love to see more and learn more. We aim to foster an incubator for collectors-to-be!

Music in Art Space

Jockey Club Street Music Series

  • Sun, May 31, 20153:00pm  Sat, Jun 20, 20158:00pm

Hong Kong Arts Centre and Kung Music Workshop bring this exciting series of innovative, non-commercial music to the public, in a casual street setting and free of charge.

Workshop

Chinese Seal Carving Workshop

  • Sunday, May 31, 2015

  • 3:00pm  6:00pm

  • American Women's Association 

In this workshop, it aims to cultivate a stronger grasp of personal and cultural identity through the first person experience of this traditional Chinese seal art.

Book Launch

Meet the Master Enameller You Fenghua

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015

  • 4:00pm  8:00pm

  • YEWN Heritage Jeweller 

This book features the collection of Zihu Studio, superb works of Qing imperial bottles by Master Wang Xisan and Master You Fenghua’s work.

Lecture / Talk

Reinterpreting the Tradition: Contemporary Ink Art

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015

  • 3:00pm  4:00pm

  • Hong Kong Heritage Museum 

The speaker will share his philosophy on ink art and present examples from modern-day ink artists in Hong Kong and China to illustrate their different ways of thinking about and interpreting ink art.

 

Auction Preview

Private tour at Christie's

  • Saturday, May 30, 2015

  • 2:00pm  6:00pm

In her 3rd edition, Asia Week Hong Kong is organising a wide array of programme this year not only for familiar faces, but also serving those who would love to see more and learn more. We aim to foster an incubator for collectors-to-be!

Auction Preview

Private tour at Sotheby's

  • Friday, May 29, 2015

  • 2:00pm  6:00pm

In her 3rd edition, Asia Week Hong Kong is organising a wide array of programme this year not only for familiar faces, but also serving those who would love to see more and learn more. We aim to foster an incubator for collectors-to-be!

 

 

Auction Preview Tour

Special Guided Tour for University Students of Hong Kong May auction previews

  • Friday, May 29, 2015

  • 1:30pm  3:30pm

  • Meeting point: Petit Cafe 

Behind the auction hammer, students can take a closer look of the auction culture at the world's biggest auctioneers. The tour offers an opportunity to take a glimpse of these exclusive auction previews and learn more about the Chinese art appreciation by viewing a wide range of items in person from snuff bottles to ceramics and paintings. 

 

 

Lecture / Talk

“Protecting Provenance Through Science” Forensic DNA Security Marking & Coding Service Applications to the Art and Antiques Sector: Countering Counterfeits!

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015

  • 6:30pm  8:30pm

  • American Women's Association 

The forgery and faking of art, archaeological and cultural treasures has a long and varied history, with this nefarious industry of replicating and copying being an ever-present thorn for the trade. This presentation will look at the origins, development and use of DNA; the arrival of synthetic DNA products and how they have helped in establishing a new market in the cataloging, security, protection and retrieval of high-value art and specie.

Opening Reception

Asia Week Hong Kong 3rd Edition Opening Cocktail

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015

  • 6:30pm  8:30pm

  • China Club 

The 3rd edition of Asia Week Hong Kong opens with a celebratory reception at The China Club to welcome one of the oldest auctioneers of United Kingdom and America, Lyon & Turnbull and Freeman's, to Hong Kong.