ST[ART] AGAIN - Night of Ideas 2021 in Hong Kong [fr]

“The Night of Ideas (Nuit des Idées)” is coming back to Hong Kong! This year, the event is co-organized with the Hong Kong Museum of Art, under the theme “ST[ART] AGAIN”. This event will take place online from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, 28th January 2021. Come to our Facebook and YouTube to participate.

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For this edition, we were invited to rediscover the role of art plays in our society, to revisit the definition of museums, culture and art, and to learn the great challenges and evolutions they will face post-2020.

  • To what extent art can unite us in these exceptional times and accompany us through the great changes we are experiencing.
  • In which way art, culture and museums are essential to our modern societies.

Insightful debates will be unfolded between prestigious museum directors, curators, artists and art lovers from both France and Hong Kong around crucial role art plays in our contemporary world. Take this exclusive opportunity to meet with these leading artistic and institutional figures and take part in the discussion! A live will be recorded on the Consulate’s Official Facebook Page/Youtube Channel.

Our programme

Keynote speeches

6 pm - 6:30pm
Dr. Maria Mok, Museum Director, Hong Kong Museum of Art
Mr. Alexandre Giorgini, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau

Opening conversation: The Power of Art

This conversation will question the crucial role of art in our contemporary societies: ‘To what extent it can unite us in times of crisis and how it can help us revisit our perception of the world?’ Art can provide new perspectives on difficult topics that academic knowledge fails to fully comprehend. For this transformative power to be effective, it is essential to promote the widest public access to art possible? Does modernity need art?

6:30 - 7:10 pm
Panelists:
Ms. Laurence des Cars, President, Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie
Mr. Johnson Chang, curator and art expert

Moderator : Ms. Vivienne Chow

Panel Discussion 1: Museums at the Crossroad of Cultures and Societies

Artistic movements can be the reflection of an era, mutually influencing and being influenced by the social and cultural context which artists belong to and create in. By building bridges between different cultures and traditions, artists bring together people and societies. Museums are at the heart and crossroad of these great changes: whilst inanimate by nature, they flow alongside the tide of time, constantly reinventing themselves and reflecting present thoughts. What new transitions will they know after this exceptional year?

7:30 - 8:45 pm
Panelists:
Ms. Catherine Pégard, President, Palace of Versailles
Mr. Laurent Le Bon, President, Musée Picasso-Paris
Ms. Suhanya Raffel, Director, M+ Museum
Dr. Raymond Tang, Curator (Art), Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Moderator: Ms. Apo Wu, Curator (Learning & International Programmes), Hong Kong Museum of Art

Panel Discussion 2: Art Post-2020 – The Digitalization of Art

Exchange of perspectives of HK and French artists on the way their practices will evolve after 2020, both in terms of format and content. With the rapid development of new technologies and the increasing use of artificial intelligence, what will be the evolution of artistic practices post-2020?

9:15 - 10:15 pm
Panelists:
Mr. Chris Cheung (h0nh1m), artist, Artistic Director, XCEED
Dr. Hung Keung, artist, Museum Expert Adviser
Ms. Blanca Li, artist and director, Teatros del Canal
Ms. Tatiana Vilela dos Santos, game designer and interactive artist

Moderator: Ms. Vivienne Chow

Speakers’ biographies

Ms. Laurence des Cars, President, Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie

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Mr. Johnson Chang, curator and art expert

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Ms. Catherine Pégard, President, Palace of Versailles

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Mr. Laurent Le Bon, President, Musée Picasso-Paris

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Ms. Suhanya Raffel, Director, M+ Museum

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Dr. Raymond Tang, Curator (Art), Hong Kong Heritage Museum

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Ms. Apo Wu, Curator (Learning & International Programmes), Hong Kong Museum of Art

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Mr. Chris Cheung (h0nh1m), artist, Artistic Director, XCEED

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Dr. Hung Keung, artist, Museum Expert Adviser

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Ms. Tatiana Vilela dos Santos, game designer and interactive artist

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What is The Night of Ideas (in French : la Nuit des idées)
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Launched in Paris for the first time in 2016, the Night of Ideas in Hong Kong is part of a worldwide operation that aims at sharing the French culture of debate, every 3rd Thursday of January, with the support of the Institut Français of Paris. From Seoul to Los Angeles, from Tokyo to Paris, passing through Singapore and New York... 220 Nights of ideas is organised throughout 90 countries.

The event has been featured every year in Hong Kong since 2018 with major local partners: Asia Society (2018, Artificial Intelligence), Hong Kong Design Institute (2019, Night of Architecture) and Saint Jame’s Settlement (2020, The Revolution of Sharing).

Philosophers, writers, researchers, intellectuals, students, whistleblowers, artists and political figures propose their vision of the present and their solutions to the challenges of tomorrow on issues of equality, ecology, education, urban planning, science, policy or technology.


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publié le 29/01/2021

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