Exhibition & Event


Booked: Tai Kwun Contemporary’s Hong Kong Art Book Fair

Time |
(11.01) 1pm–9pm; (12.01) 11am–9pm; (13.01) 11am–7pm
Location |
JC Contemporary
Price |
HKD 20

The inaugural “Booked: Tai Kwun Contemporary’s Hong Kong Art Book Fair” will take place on 11-13 January 2019. The art book fair will be hosted within Tai Kwun’s museum-standard galleries, designed by Herzog & de Meuron, situated within the restored Central Police Station compound in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central district. As a landmark revitalisation project, Tai Kwun – Centre for Heritage and Arts, has welcomed over one million visitors since opening in May 2018.

As a new, large-scale art book fair in Asia, “Booked” underscores Tai Kwun Contemporary’s dedication to presenting contemporary art programmes in support of the expanding art ecology in Hong Kong. This includes providing a platform for local, regional, and international creative practitioners who use books as a medium of artistic expression to share their work. It also supports publishers invested in art books and publications that have been created as artworks, and enables public audiences to enjoy and engage with these materials as an important resource for learning and research.

There will be a total of around 50-60 booksellers, and a corresponding programme of displays, live and sound performances, public talks, and special projects that will accompany the fair.

 

Exhibitors
Absurd TRAX (Hong Kong), ACO Books (Hong Kong), artbooks.ph (Mandaluyong City), Art Metropole (Toronto), Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong), Asia One Books | Thames & Hudson (Hong Kong), BANANAFISH BOOKS (Shanghai), BANGKOK CITYCITY GALLERY (Bangkok), BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE / Elgarafi (Berlin), Book Society (Seoul), brownie publishing (Hong Kong), Case Publishing (Tokyo), Chan Wai Kwong (Hong Kong), Blythe Cheung (Hong Kong), Chow San (Hong Kong), Communal Table (International), David Zwirner Books (New York), Dialect (Macau), dmp editions (Taipei), Dolphins (Hong Kong), Dreamer FTY + abC (art book in China) Art Book Fair (Beijing), ECU Press / READ Books (Vancouver), Empty Gallery (Hong Kong), Fillip (Vancouver), Silas Fong (Hong Kong), Foto Féminas (Hong Kong), Fully Booked (Dubai), Hanart TZ Gallery (Hong Kong), Hardworking Goodlooking (Tropical Diaspora), HATO Press (London), Jiazazhi (Ningbo), Kubrick (Hong Kong), Lubok Verlag (Leipzig), MAP Office / MAP Book Publishers (Hong Kong), MCCM Creations (Hong Kong), mini press (Hong Kong), MOSSES (Hong Kong), Motto (Berlin), New Documents (Los Angeles), Nieves (Zurich), onestar / Three Star (Paris), Onion Peterman (Hong Kong), Para Site (Hong Kong), PERROTIN (Hong Kong), Ping Pong (Hong Kong), Primary Information (New York), Printed Matter (New York), Queer Reads Library (Hong Kong), ROMA Publications (Amsterdam), RONDADE (Tokyo), Russian Independent SelfPublished (Moscow), The Salt Yard (Hong Kong), shashasha (Tokyo), the shop (Guangzhou), Soft D Press (Hong Kong), soundpocket (Hong Kong), Sternberg Press (Berlin), TASCHEN (Hong Kong), Three Shadows Photography Art Centre (Beijing), Triple Canopy (New York), Zen Foto (Tokyo), Zine Coop (Hong Kong)

Displays & Special Projects
Displays: Art Booked Bags; Cover to Cover, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong); Heap of Language (in Light): Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi, Ko Sin Tung, João Vasco Paiva, Gabriel Rico (Hong Kong); Let’s take it back to the '70s…, Ranee Ng Sio-ieng (Hong Kong)
Projects: say, Listen, soundpocket (Hong Kong); Under the Bed: The Past Fights, C&G Artpartment (Hong Kong)

Art Magazine Station
ArtAsiaPacific, Artforum / Artforum China, Artomity, Fleurs des Lettres, frieze, Kaleidoscope / Kaleidoscope Asia, Ocula, Ran Dian, Spike, White Fungus, Yishu
Talks and Performances

Friday 11 January 2019

Ongoing Performance: Market Research by Display Distribute

8-9pm 
Opening Performance 
The Great △ (Makoto Oshiro / Takahiro Kawaguchi / Satoshi Yashiro)
3/F Talks and Performances Area


Saturday 12 January 2019

10am-12pm
Pirate Deep Listening (special registration required for early entry)
Clara Balaguer (Hardworking Goodlooking)
3/F Talks and Performances Area

1-2pm
Talk: Max Schumann (Printed Matter)
with simultaneous interpretation
3/F Talks and Performances Area

2-3pm
Fair Trade: Art Book Fairs around the World
with simultaneous interpretation
3/F Talks and Performances Area

3:30-4:30pm 
Self-Publishing in Asia
with simultaneous interpretation
3/F Talks and Performances Area

4-5pm
Book Launch: Ping Pong
3/F Lounge Area

5-6pm
Lecture Performance: Bending the air, again 
Cédric Maridet
3/F Lounge Area

5-7pm
Book-Binding Workshop (registration required)
Percy So
3/F Talks and Performances Area

6-7pm
Book Launch: Tomato Grey
3/F Lounge Area

7-8pm
Lecture Performance: Outside the Hit Factory by Alexander Provan (Triple Canopy)
with simultaneous interpretation
3/F Talks and Performances Area

8-9pm
Music Performance: Absurd TRAX  
3/F Lounge Area

registration: booked@taikwun.hk

Sunday 13 January 2019

11am-1pm
Book-Binding Workshop (registration required)
Percy So
3/F Lounge Area

12-1pm
Loudspeaking: Dissemination Tactics of Sounds and Texts
with simultaneous interpretation
3/F Talks and Performances Area

1-2pm
Book Launch: Boy Vereecken
3/FLounge Area

2-3pm
Lecture Performance: De-Romanticising Self-Reliance 
Hardworking Goodlooking
3/F Talks and Performances Area

3-4pm
Conversation: onestar / Three Star with John Tain (Asia Art Archive)
3/F Talks and Performances Area

4-5pm
Performance: OF81 
Blythe Cheung 
3/F Lounge Area

5-6pm
Ephemera, at the Edge
3/F Talks and Performances Area

6-7pm
Talk: The Serving Library: From Time to Translation
with simultaneous interpretation
3/F Talks and Performances Area

9-11pm
Closing Music Performances 
DJ Freckles 
DJ username
NYPD 
at Behind Bars, Tai Kwun

registration: booked@taikwun.hk

* List information and subject to change

Special thanks to all participating artists, publishers, galleries, art institutions, bookstores, speakers and contributors, and Eaton Hong Kong.
Sticker Illustration: Dolphins
Art Direction & Design: Boy Vereecken and Antoine Begon
Architecture: BEAU Architects

 

Ticket | $20 (Adult)
$10 (Full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above and people with disabilities and their minders)

Website: booked.taikwun.hk
Facebook: Tai Kwun Contemporary

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