In response to the recent cancellations of March art week, Art Basel Hong Kong, and Art Central, the Hong Kong Art Gallery Association (HKAGA) re-energises the city’s art scene by presenting UNSCHEDULED. Neither an art fair nor a museum exhibition, it is a platform for selling and networking by presenting solo exhibitions from HKAGA gallery members. The exhibiting galleries were selected by an independent selection team led by curator Ying Kwok and artist Sara Wong with a mission to engage not only people who buy art but also gallery visitors who might not buy art. Artists featured range from rising stars in their 20s to influential artists in Hong Kong, representing diversity across generations and backgrounds, but with a focus on modern and contemporary art with a connection to Asia.
Our tour will be led by Curator Ying Kwok. She is an independent curator noted for her inventive curatorial approach, centered on “boundaries of collaboration” between curators, artists, and the wider community. She has curated numerous exhibitions internationally, including the Hong Kong Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2017. Together with local art professional, she founded the Art Appraisal Club to encourage critical thinking and effective discussions. Through exhibition reviews and themed journals, the group provides an insider’s perspective to interested parties, emphasizing the importance of discussion and dialogue among local art critics.