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HKCEC – TEDxWanChaiSalon – Art: Who Cares?
May 20 @ 3:00 pmMay 21 @ 6:00 pm UTC+8
Limited tickets still available: http://tedxwanchaisalonart.peatix.com.
Our first event of the year is a salon event on May 20th, where we will explore the various shapes and forms in which art exists all around us, why it matters, and why we should all care. With an audience of 300, this event will be a smaller, more intimate affair, bringing to you a mix of live speakers and pre-recorded TED talks to offer a well-rounded, cross-industry understanding of art in today’s world. In usual TEDxWanChai fashion, there will also be performances and poetry from a Peel Street Poet, and opportunities to meet the speakers, team and fellow attendees after the talks.
Your ticket includes a drink and free entry to the Affordable Art Fair (ticket price worth HK $120), being held at HKCEC from May 19-21.
– Rainbow Ho: Art Therapist & Educator
As the Director of Centre on Behavioral Health, Professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, and Director of the Master of Social Sciences and Master in Expressive Arts Therapy programs in the University of Hong Kong, Prof. Rainbow Tin Hung Ho is a registered arts therapist (among other commendations), and has conducted several research projects related to creative and expressive arts therapy.
– Sampson Wong, Art Activist & Urbanist
Sampson Wong is an artist, independent curator and academic in Hong Kong, whose creative and research interests include contemporary urbanism, activist art and social practice. He founded the Hong Kong Urban Laboratory in 2012, co-founded the emptyscape Art Festival (a triennial) in 2013, and has created the artworks Add Oil Machine, Countdown Machine and Broadcast Machine, all responding to Hong Kong’s socio-political conditions, in collaboration with the Add Oil Team.
– Danielle Leeann Chin, Creativity Catalyst
Danielle Leeann Chin is an independent Creative Events & Marketing Consultant and a Catalyst of Creativity at Mettā. She has worked across the wide spectrum of the art industry, organising events and art initiatives for artists like Simon Birch, startups, established organizations, and most recently, she was the VIP Events Manager for Art Basel in Hong Kong.
There will also be performances by Tom Estes, a globally-acclaimed Live Art Performer with a robot that likes to paint, Janaia Joy, an amazing singing talent with a goosebump-inducing vocal range, and Vishal Nanda, a witty and masterful poet from the talented poetry collective – Peel Street Poetry.
For more details, visit http://www.tedxwanchai.com/tedxwanchaisalon-art/.