Events at Art Basel Hong Kong 2024

Date:  28 Mar 2024 - 30 Mar 2024

Events at Art Basel Hong Kong 2024


Venue: Exchange Circle at Art Basel Hong Kong 2024
Level 1 Concourse (near Entrance 1A), Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong


[Talk] How Exhibitions Change the Way We Think


Date: Thursday, 28 March 2024

Time: 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

Language: English

Speaker: Dr Harald P. Kraemer


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Amidst the current trend of curating contemporary art exhibitions solely for aesthetic appeal, lacking depth and resembling superficial exercises rather than spaces for meaningful art, this lecture will highlight exhibitions that offer stimulating and enriching experiences and inspire thoughtful engagement.



Dr Harald P. Kraemer, a curator at the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG), The University of Hong Kong, encourages visitors to reflect on exhibitions by questioning their customary viewing habits and by understanding exhibitions as a form of philosophy in four dimensions.


[Conversation] Exploring Buddhist Painting Influence in Contemporary Practice: An Artist Talk


Date: Saturday, 30 March 2024

Time: 3:30 pm–4:30 pm

Language: English

Speakers: Dr Michael Cavayero and Dr Shuo Hua


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Michael Cavayero, an American artist and scholar, will lead a talk delving into his personal journey of discovering Chinese painting. With a specific focus on the profound influence of Buddhism on medieval ink paintings, Cavayero will discuss his endeavour to integrate these influences into his artistic practice and scholarly pursuits. In conversation with Shuo Hua, Cavayero will share his artistic journey and inspirations behind his works in the exhibition Momentous Mountains: The Artistic, Philosophical and Cultural Engagement with Chinese Landscape Painting, currently on view at UMAG (28 February 2024–2 June 2024).



Dr Michael Cavayero (b. 1987, New York, NY) is an Assistant Professor at Peking University, the School of Arts, and a Research Fellow at the Research Center for Aesthetics and Aesthetic Education. He specialises in the intersection of Buddhism and the early textual history of Chinese painting. Having resided in China since 2011, he holds degrees from N.Y.U. and The China Academy of Art. Cavayero’s research explores the interplay between Chinese and Indian Buddhism within the realm of Chinese painting and artistic theory. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally since the early 2000s across North America, Europe and Asia.


Dr Shuo Hua is a curator and researcher at the University of Hong Kong. Shuo received a PhD from the University of Hong Kong and was a visiting Lee Hysan PhD student in the University of Heidelberg’s Cluster of Excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a Global Context’. Shuo received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. She lectures on art market studies and history and theories of Chinese visual arts, and is currently working on a manuscript on exhibiting and collecting modern Chinese paintings in twentieth-century Hong Kong.



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