Intelligence Squared Asia - Contemporary Art Excludes the 99 Percent

Rm N101, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre

 

"Contemporary Art Excludes the 99 Percent"

 

Contemporary Art Excludes the 99 Percent

 

RESULTS

Predebate Vote: 39% For, 41% Against, 20% Undecided

Postdebate Vote: 64% For, 33% Against, 3% Undecided

 

IQ2 Asia, the region's premier forum for live debate, is pleased to announce its annual cultural debate on Friday 18th May, to co-incide with ART HK 12.  Four leading art world figures will argue the motion: "Contemporary Art Excludes the 99 Percent". This debate will address issues such as: What is the role of contemporary art museums today? Are biennales and art fairs platforms for experiment and exchange, or little more than social attractions for the elite? Have collectors become the new curators? Are private and corporate interests in culture at odds with the public good? And ultimately, who is art for?

 

Tickets are HK$300 per person and available for purchase via HK Ticketing: 
+852 3128 8288 | www.hkticketing.com 

IQ2 Asia debate tickets are also valid for entry to ART HK 12 on Friday 18th May.

 

18 MAY - Rm N101, HONG KONG CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE - 18:30PM

 

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Intelligence Squared Asia announces a new moderator: Georgina Adam - The Art Newspaper editor-at-large. Due to a change in her travel schedule, Hung Huang regrets that she cannot be in Hong Kong for the May 18 debate.

For the Motion

Ben Lewis
Ben Lewis
award-winning UK documentary film-maker, author and art critic
Paul Chan
Paul Chan
Hong Kong-born American publisher and acclaimed artist

Moderator

Georgina Adam
Georgina Adam
The Art Newspaper editor-at-large and art market correspondent for the Financial Times

Against the Motion

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor
Elizabeth Ann Macgregor
director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Joseph Kosuth
Joseph Kosuth
pioneer of conceptual and installation art
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