Harbour Arts Sculpture Park brings together sculptures by internationally renowned contemporary artists to create Hong Kong's largest open-air gallery of monumental public art. This free exhibition of museum-quality works, curated by Fumio Nanjo (Director of Mori Art Museum, International Director of Art Education at Hong Kong Art School) and Tim Marlow (Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Arts) will dramatically transform the landscape of Tamar Park and the Central Harbourfront, offering a unique opportunity to experience world-class art set against the backdrop of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline. Cementing Hong Kong’s position as a global arts player, the exhibition will be accompanied by a diverse and extensive program of workshops and educational activities, demonstrating that art is for all ages and interests.
Supported by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, Public Art Power: The Role of Art in Society Today is an educational symposium that creates opportunity for artists, arts professionals, government officials, architects, property developers, students and members of the public to come together to discuss issues relating to the creation and presentation of public art.
The symposium will raise a range of thought-provoking issues, including what constitutes public art; whether all sculptures and public artworks should be pleasing to the eye or thought-provoking and explore controversial issues relevant to their context; and whether public art should be impactful, educational, functional or serve an exclusively aesthetic purpose.
Harbour Arts Sculpture Park Jockey Club Arts Education Programme
Public Art Power: The Role of Art in Society Today
Date: 24 February 2018
Time: 11:00 – 18:00 (Registration opens at 10:30)
10:30 -11:00 Registration
11:00 -12:45 Morning Session
14:30 - 18:00 Afternoon Session
Venue: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Free admission. Click here for online registration.
Timothy Calnin (Director, Tai Kwun - Centre for Heritage and Arts (The Jockey Club CPS Limited)
Michael Craig-Martin (Participating Artist, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park)
Charlotte Cohen (Executive Director, Brooklyn Arts Council, NYC, USA)
Connie Lam (Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre)
Lesley Lau (Head of Art Promotion Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong)
Tim Marlow (Co-curator, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park and Artistic Director, The Royal Academy of Arts, UK)
Fumio Nanjo (Co-curator, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park and Director of Mori Art Museum, Japan, International Director of Art Education at Hong Kong Art School)
Elaine W.Ng (Editor and Publisher of ArtAsiaPacific)
Alyssa Nitchun (Acting Executive Director, Creative Time, NYC, USA)
Alex Schady (Director of Art, Central Saint Martins, London, UK)
Hank Willis Thomas (Participating artist, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park)
Kacey Wong (Participating artist, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park)
Wong Tin Yan (Participating artist, Harbour Arts Sculpture Park)
Click here to learn more about the exhibition and full details of the educational programmes.
About Harbour Arts Sculpture Park
Harbour Arts Sculpture Park (22 February to 11 April 2018), features sculptures by emerging and renowned local and international contemporary artists for the first time, to present Hong Kong’s first international sculpture park on the city’s iconic harbourfront. This free sculpture park of museum-quality works, curated by Fumio Nanjo (Director of Mori Art Museum and Director of International Programme at Hong Kong Art School) and Tim Marlow (Artistic Director at the Royal Academy of Arts) dramatically transforms the landscape along the Central and Western District Promenade, offering a unique opportunity to experience world-class art set against the backdrop of Hong Kong’s iconic skyline. Cementing Hong Kong’s position as a global arts player, the sculpture park will be accompanied by a diverse and extensive programme of workshops and educational activities, demonstrating that art is for all ages and interests.
About Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC)
Hong Kong Arts Centre is a multi-arts centre that fosters artistic exchanges locally and internationally, bringing the most forward creations to Hong Kong and showcasing Hong Kong talents abroad. HKAC stimulates innovation and promotes creativity. Being Hong Kong’s only independent non-profit multi-arts institution, HKAC offers exhibitions, screenings and performances, connecting the arts of Hong Kong to the rest of the world through programmes and collaborations. HKAC’s education arm, the Hong Kong Art School (HKAS), was born in 2000 as an accredited institute staffed by a group of dedicated artists for the fostering of new talents for the local art scene. Its award-bearing curriculum focuses on four core academic areas: Fine Art, Applied Art, Media Art, and Applied Theatre and Drama Education. HKAC also diligently builds platforms at home and overseas to showcase potential local talents through measures such as curating exhibitions and commissioning projects.