Art Dialogue Czechia – Hongkong

Prague Art Week and several of our programme partners presented their activities at the first Art Dialogue Czechia x Hong Kong during Hong Kong Art Week 2024 at CView on the 16th floor of the M+ Museum building in the West Kowloon art district. During the first Art Dialogue, local and Prague-based professionals from the art world spoke and shared their visions. Informal networking took place after the themed breakout sessions, which were dedicated to organisations that support the arts, galleries and artists.

Introduction to Art Dialogue Czechia – Hong Kong was prepared by Vincent Wu Curator Masterclass and Klára Jurčová, Consul General of the Czech Republic in HK.

In the first session related to the work of organizations that support contemporary art, the following speakers took the floor

Winsome Chow, Executive Director of HKADC
Lenka Bakes, Director of Prague Art Week
Vera Lam, Director of HART
Janet Fong, Assistant Professor, AVA, SCA, HKBU and founder of CITYA

The session on gallery operations featured speakers from
Galerie Kvalitar, Jan Dotřel, artist and curator
YIDI Art, Darius Yeung, artist and curator
Galerie Kodl, Matyáš Kodl, managing partner of Galerie Kodl and
Current Plans, Eunice Tsang, founder and curator
Berlin Model and SUMO, Richard Bakes, artist, curator and gallerist

In the practising artists’ session, the speakers were
Angela Yuan, artist
Michal Škapa, streetart artist
Henry Chu, new media artist
Pavel Mrkus, pedagogue, artist and curator of the Signal Festival
Moderated by Mgr: Gary Mok, curator

Thanks to the Art Dialogue Kick off, the first in a series of exchange residencies between PAW and HART has been established.

Thank you to everyone involved for their time and to Curator Master Class for the amazing space they provided for the meeting. PAW Director Lenka Bakešová’s trip was supported by the National Recovery Plan.