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This is Every part You Have to Know About The Artwork Central 2024 Programming

This is Every part You Have to Know About The Artwork Central 2024 Programming

For its ninth edition, Art Central 2024 celebrates its return to its iconic Central Harbourfront location with its most extensive and diverse programme yet.

Taking place from March 28 to 31, Art Central 2024 reveals a dynamic programme curated by Enoch Cheng. Expect live performances, video screenings, large-scale sculptural installations, talks, and tours with a focus on sensory exchange and encounters that will challenge expectations, excite, and inspire viewers.

As the popular Yi Tai Sculpture & Installation Projects sector makes a return, Art Central launches “Neo,” a place dedicated to highlighting first-time exhibitors and debuting artists. This year’s highlights also include a specially commissioned sculptural installation by Hong Kong artist Ho Sin Tung.

“Art Central is well-known for showcasing young and fresh ideas in art, providing a diverse experience for artists, galleries, arts professionals, and its vibrant audiences,” said Enoch Cheng. “In the upcoming edition, we explore how, in 2024, we can create an even more engaging and relevant occasion for local, regional, and international visitors to appreciate, think and exchange with, take part in and create art together.”

Keep reading below for more details on the Art Central 2024 programming.

Performance Art

Art Central 2024 Programme Highlights
Norico Sunayama, Un monde parfumé, 2018, ©Centre Pompidou-Metz. Photo by Jacqueline Trichard.

Audiences can interact and actively participate in the staged artistic experiences presented throughout the fair. In the Hong Kong debut of Norico Sunayama’s world-renowned performance artwork, A Sultry World, explore the liminal space under the red dress and the boundary between public and private, running for the full five days.

Other highlights include Art-is-Here by Enoch Cheng, where the audience can join a picnic with local arts and cultural practitioners to discuss the function of art and its impact. Planting Tastes by Scarlet Yu will also invite visitors to participate as performers narrate and demonstrate stories about taste and the flow of culinary influences through cultures and communities.

Major Installation by Hong Kong Artist Ho Sin Tung

Art Central 2024 Programme Highlights
Ho Sin Tung, Shadow Boxing, 2024, studio images. Courtesy of the artist.

The Art Central 2024 programme includes the unveiling of Ho Sin Tung’s large-scale artwork which was specially commissioned for the Fair. Titled Shadow Boxing, the work draws from the artist’s passion for martial arts and the discipline required to master it. The sculptural installation also embodies the Fair’s commitment to uplifting Hong Kong art and artists by celebrating the work of a mid-career artist.

Yi Tai Sculpture & Installation Projects

Sangsun Bae, Threadless Renewal (rendered image), 2024, Rope soaked in dye, ceramic, archival pigment print, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist and LEE & BAE.

In the return of Art Central’s longest-standing sector, this year’s Yi Tai Sculpture & Installation Projects features five large-scale artworks. Kyoto-based Korean artist Sangsun Bae examines human relationships and womanhood using rope and ceramic knots. Meanwhile, Prague-based Rony Plesl prompts us to reflect on the location of sacred spaces in society through his masterful cast glass sculptures, including uranium cast glass.

Other participating artists include Andrea Samory and his otherworldly 3D-printed figures, Sam Shendi and his elegant steel sculptures that evoke human movements, and Wataru Yamakami and his painting of apocalyptic-themed objects devoid of humans.

Video Art

Francois Knoetze, Russel Hlongwane, Amy Louise Wilson, Dzata: The Institute of Technological Consciousness (Rock production still), 2022–. Courtesy of the artists.

The Art Central 2024 programme will feature dynamic works by innovative thinkers from all over the world presented on the Fair’s state-of-the-art LED wall. Look forward to Dzata: The Institute of Technological Consciousness, a creative research project by South African artists Francois Knoetze, Russel Hlongwane, and Amy Louise Wilson as they explore the roots of science, technology and innovation in indigenous cultures and knowledge. Stay tuned for the full video programme and runtimes.

Other Programmes

Engaging talks as well as educational programmes and tours will be held during the fair. Speakers such as Stéphane Lam, curator Hsieh Feng-Rong, artist Bi Rongrong, and more will share their insights with the audience to provide a deeper look into the art scene. The talks will later be made available in full online.

Tours specially designed for children will be hosted by local artists and practitioners to introduce the younger generation to the world of art. University students from local educational institutions will be connected to the Fair’s talks and performances via a special programme and the public can also enjoy free tours by docents to enhance their understanding of the works shown.

With such a rich programme in store for Art Central 2024, take a look at what Corey Andrew Barr, Fair Director, and Enoch Cheng, Curatorial Director, have to say about this year’s edition and what they are personally most excited to see.


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Advance tickets to Art Central 2024 are available online now with prices ranging from HK$210 to HK$270 for adults. Be sure to get your hands on them before the event to enjoy a special discount.

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong

Hero image: Jarupatcha Achavasmit, Colony, 2023, canvas, PET yarn, copper powder, size variable. Courtesy of the artist and Warin Lab Contemporary.

Other images: Art Central

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