The Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC)—a self-financed, non-profit organisation—is widely recognised as an arts-and-culture incubator for Hong Kong. For the past 37 years, the HKAC has played a unique role in engaging the community with art, focusing on promoting contemporary art and culture in Hong Kong and abroad through exhibitions, art education and related programmes. The HKAC’s main building is situated in Wanchai, with facilities including a cinema, theatres, galleries, classrooms, studios, restaurants and office space. The HKAC provides a wide range of programmes regarding performing arts, visual arts, film and video arts, public art projects, conferences, art festivals and more, connecting the arts to the general public.
The HKAC is also appointed by the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) as the main operator of the Mallory Street project in Wanchai, managing the “Comix Home Base” (CHB) under a five-year contract. The CHB, which opened in July 2013, is the platform for exchange and interaction for the comics industry, both locally and internationally.
The Arts Centre’s education arm, the Hong Kong Art School (HKAS), is an accredited institute staffed by dedicated artists and located on multiple sites, including the Main Campus on the 10th floor of the HKAC main building, the Pao Haung Sue Ing Campus in Shau Kei Wan and the Chai Wan Campus at Youth Square. Its award-bearing curriculum focuses on four core academic areas—Fine Art, Applied Art, Media Art, and Applied Theatre and Drama Education—with academic levels ranging from Higher Diploma and Professional Diploma to Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. HKAS short courses and outreach projects run parallel to the main curriculum and span an even wider variety of artistic disciplines.
For more information visit www.hkac.org.hk/en/index.php
Frame Visual Art Finland is an advocate for Finnish contemporary art. Frame supports international initiatives, facilitates professional partnerships, and encourages critical development of the field through grants, visitor programme and residencies, seminars and talks, exhibition collaborations and network platforms. Frame is in charge of the Finnish participation in the Venice Biennale alongside other major international art events.
For more information visit www.frame-finland.fi/en/
The University of Portsmouth is a leading modern university with a strong reputation for teaching and research. Many of its academics are international leaders in their fields and its students learn from experts who are pushing forward the boundaries of knowledge.
The university is ranked among the top 400 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education World Rankings and is in the top 50 universities in the United Kingdom, according to The Guardian University Guide League Table 2014.
It is a research-active university with a range of internationally excellent areas, such as the Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences, the Centre for European and International Research and the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation. It is home to the UK’s first Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence. It also has well-developed strengths in applied research with business, industry, and the public and voluntary sectors.
For more information visit www.port.ac.uk
Established in 2000, Sundaram Tagore Gallery is devoted to examining the exchange of ideas between Western and non-Western cultures. The gallery focuses on developing exhibitions and hosting not-for-profit events that encourage spiritual, social and aesthetic dialogues. In a world where communication is instant and cultures are colliding and melding as never before, its mission is to provide venues for art that transcend boundaries of all sorts. With alliances across the globe, the gallery’s interest in cross-cultural exchange extends beyond the visual arts into many other disciplines, including poetry, literature, performance art, film and music.
With locations in New York (Chelsea and Madison Avenue), Hong Kong and Singapore.
For more information, visit www.sundaramtagore.com
EXHIBITION LENDERS AND FACILITATORS:
Jason Andrew; Frank Cassou; Gabrielle Cassou; Cesar Villalon, The Drawing Room; Galerie Karsten Greve; Nirmalya Kumar and Maya Kumar; Hart Perry; Yesim Turanli, Pi Artworks; the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Christopher Rauschenberg and David White; Amit Roy; and Alia Swastika.
With the Support Of:
Hiromi Senju and Hiroshi Senju; Frame Visual Art Finland; Nelson Leong and the Hong Kong Arts Centre; Katherine Kwun McLane and Willard McLane; the University of Portsmouth; and Rebecca Woo and Kevin Dwan