Building Collections: The Languages of Contemporary Art
With auctions and galleries back in action in Hong Kong, Christie’s Education is delighted to launch our first live programme this season: Building Collections: The Languages of Contemporary Art.
Where can art defining the beginning of the 21st century be sought? What will the new norm for the post-pandemic art world be? With a focus on collecting, the programme helps art lovers and emerging collectors engage with the art of our time – we will look at how post-war movements from Abstraction to Pop have evolved in the 21st century across the globe, producing art world phenomena from Warhol, Rothko and Zao Wou-ki, to Richter, Murakami and Liu Ye.
A panel discussion featuring active players in Hong Kong’s art community will address some of the most current issues, from the art industry’s accelerating digitalization and re-orientating to millennial engagement, to the initiatives in fighting for equality and sustainability.
This timely, informative programme concludes with a specialist guided tour of Christie’s Hong Kong Modern and Contemporary Art Evening Auction Preview, featuring works by the world’s most-watched contemporary artists.
What you will learn
- Gain an art historical overview of postwar movements in painting, from Abstraction to Pop
- Get to know contemporary painters who are exploring and realizing the potential of these movements in today’s cultural and social context
- Stay informed as to how various players (artists, collectors, galleries, auction houses, institutions) in the art ecosystem are responding and adapting to current issues
- Stay current with the global art world and understand the important cultural and social trends underlying its evolution