A lot of people still complains about the lack of contemporary art education programs there are in Hong Kong. Even though most of the times I agree with them, certain foundations, like the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Foundation (HOCA), who is striving to induce different events to cater to such needs can definitely not be neglected.
HOCA, a non-profit platform which aims to promote “public awareness and (to) develop(ing) access to contemporary art in Hong Kong”, is especially focused in the fostering of artistic and art aware minds in the local younger generation. This is why the foundation is welcoming a new series of cultural events, studio visits, screenings and workshops, entitled as the “Friends Program”, to be happening this year.
In order to introduce different artists to the public, the new program will collaborate with different environments, all free of charge. These bi-monthly events will include a studio visit session and collage workshop with Hong Kong artist Kayan Kwok; the “Drink & Dive at Duddell’s” event which encourages participants to come up with creative art entrepreneurship ideas; the “Weekend visit to Shanghai” where the public can talk to curators, artists and fair directors; the “Auction Party”, where rare toys are sold, and more.
“Offering many levels of entry, from student incentives to those seeking exclusive engagement. Our unique and original series of events is committed to providing widened platforms for contemporary art appreciation, enabling accessibility in fun and enjoyable new ways for everyone,” said Pauline Foessel, the Director of Development. Visit their website for more information about their upcoming events.