NEWS

Announcement:

BOOKED: Rewards

24 Feb 2021

Redeem a $100 cash voucher to be used in designated shops and restaurants at Tai Kwun by collecting 10 stamps from “BOOKED: 2021 Art Book Pop-Ups”. Collect your stamp with every purchase of $100 under a single transaction. Vouchers are available on a first-come, first-served basis while stock lasts.

Terms and conditions apply. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Mf92eE

Announcement:

BOOKED: 2021 Ticketing

21 Feb 2021

BOOKED: 2021 Art Book Pop-Ups is free of charge! Please invite anyone who is interested to pre-register or register on-site as follows:

Pre-Registration tickets

1. Click on “BOOK NOW" (to the left) to register and reserve tickets.

2. We will send you a confirmation message and admission ticket by email.

3. On the day of the event, go to the ticket station located in the Parade Ground and show the email to receive an admission sticker

On-Site tickets

A limited number of admission stickers will be distributed in the Parade Ground on a first-come, first-served basis.

Announcement:

Apply Now to BOOKED: 2021!

30 Dec 2020

Tai Kwun Contemporary's BOOKED: 2021 is now welcoming applications from artists, art publishers, bookmakers, and art organisations for its third annual art book "boutique" edition, from 25 to 28 February 2021.

In light of travel restrictions and social distancing amid the pandemic, the 2021 edition of BOOKED: will feature Hong Kong-based participants while offering a special ‘twin’ partner programme, where local participants will be matched with regional or international participants. Local participants can also suggest non-local participants to be paired with as possible partners. At a time when the world has been upended, the intrinsic nature of books and book fairs to circulate offers the chance for disparate people and communities to connect over great distances. To that end, we encourage local participants to apply (including the possibility for additional support).

Ideal participants for our special 2021 edition of BOOKED: will feature artists’ books, zines, photo books, art monographs, critical/theoretical and experimental writing as well as other printed ephemera. Participants willing to participate in the partnering programme may receive extra consideration.

BOOKED: 2021 underscores Tai Kwun Contemporary’s dedication to presenting contemporary art publishing through its Artists' Book Library—a growing collection of Asia-centred, artist-driven publications, as well as special projects and programmes that support the continually expanding cultural ecology in Hong Kong. This includes providing a platform for creative practitioners and publishers who are invested in books as a medium of artistic and intellectual expression to share their work. It also provides an opportunity for public audiences to enjoy and engage with these materials as an important resource for learning and research.

Dates:
25 Feb 2021 (Thu): 3–7 pm
26 Feb 2021 (Fri): 12–7 pm
27 Feb 2021 (Sat): 12–7 pm
28 Feb 2021 (Sun): 12–7 pm

Venues:
In various locations throughout Block 1, Block 3, Block 9 and Parade Ground of Tai Kwun, Central, Hong Kong

Table Options:
Artist Table (only open to individual artists)
250 HKD
1 small table [precise dimensions TBD] + 1 chair

Publisher Table (only open to independent publishers, bookstores, etc. as well as artists)
1000 HKD
1 table + 2 chairs

If more space is needed, please select two tables (also applicable for twin partner programme).

Other participants with special needs: please contact booked@taikwun.hk

How to apply:
● Please fill out the digital form (in English or Chinese)
● Applicants should also submit up to 10 images, no larger than 10MB in total
● If you have a new work/publication to showcase, please include in the field “Other Comments”
● If you have a particular proposal for a book launch, talk or programme, please also include
● Submission deadline: Friday 8 January 2021

Selection Process:
Submissions are evaluated by a committee that includes representatives of Tai Kwun Contemporary as well as field experts. Submissions are evaluated based on the participant's artistic merit, especially in relation to art and/or publishing, and how the participant fits within the overall sphere of artists’ books, zines, photo books, art monographs, critical/theoretical/experimental writing, and/or other printed ephemera. Participants from past editions of the fair should endeavour to represent varied books/publications/products from previous years.

Social Distancing Measures:
Tai Kwun will adopt social distancing measures in compliance to the latest safety regulations. For example, having adequate spacing between each table, and limited time slots for visitors (ticketing/registration will be free).

Cancellation:
Tai Kwun reserves the right to adjust the location or set up the event in compliance to the latest safety and social distancing measures. In case of event cancellation, Tai Kwun will refund all table/booth fees in full.

Responsibilities:
The local participant must have at least one person staffing their table. If the local participant is twinned with a non-local participant, the local participant is responsible for receiving the books and for coordinating with the non-local participants (including finances and return shipping). The non-local participant must be responsible for shipping the books to the local participant. Tai Kwun may provide some storage options ahead of time, upon request.