Hong Kong International Antiques Fair (HKIAF) is going to take place from 26th to 29th May 2018 in Hall 5BC Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. For the 2018 edition, HKIAF has invited six prominent speakers from different fields to throw light on various topics including antiques from the Sinan shipwreck, Chinese export porcelain, Chinese antique furniture, Indian Pala sculptures, the development of Hong Kong art market, as well as Buddhist statues from the Ming dynasty. For anyone interested in attending the talks, don’t forget to reserve your seat through an early registration since there are only 50 seats available for each session.
We are going to introduce all six speakers and the topics they are going to cover. Kicking off the series is going to be an additional talk, which will be hosted by Professor Youngmi Kim from National Museum of Korea, Asian Department Senior Curator, on the topic "The Art Market in Hangzhou and the Antiques from the Sinan Shipwreck" on 26 May at 12-1 pm.
Alberto Varela Santos, an expert of Chinese export porcelain is going to talk about “Dating 18th Century Chinese Porcelain”, which will be held on 26 May at 3-4 pm.
Santos has profound and extensive knowledge of Chinese porcelain of the Ming and Qing dynasties (corresponding to 15th to 19th century), such as porcelain of Falangcai, blue and white and Wucai, specifically Chinese export porcelain. Starting from the 16th century, a wide range of Chinese porcelain was made exclusively for export to Europe and later in North America. Many of them were designed to Western taste. Chinese export porcelain from the 18th century is a testimony of the peak of Chinese porcelain during the Kangxi, Yongzheng and Qianlong periods.
The route of Chinese export porcelain
In recent years, there has been a growing demand in furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties, especially for furniture made of Huanghuali and Zitan. To get to know more about the furniture market, Long Chuen Fung is the expert you are looking for. Mr. Long Chuen Fung, master of Da Guan Tang, is an expert of Chinese Antique Furniture.
Mr. Fung is going to talk about “Prospects and Future of Classical Chinese Furniture Market”, which will be held on 27 May at 12-1pm. Starting in the 90s, Fung has worked as an art dealer in furniture from the Ming and Qing dynasties. He also facilitated the reunion of a pair of Huanghuali square-corner cabinet at Liang Yi Museum.
Mr. Long Chuen Fung, master of Da Guan Tang
In addition to the market of classical Chinese furniture, IAF will also cover the development of the art market in Hong Kong. Mr. Yuk Yan Fong, the owner of art gallery ‘Yan Gallery’, will share his view on this topic on 27 May at 3-4 pm.
Mr. Fong has been working in the industry for more than three decades, specializing in contemporary Chinese art. He further cemented the leading position of Chinese artist Wu Guanzhong in the art market. In 2015, Wu Guanzhong’s “Parrot’s Paradise” sold at Poly Beijing for RMB30.25m, acquired by Fong for his gallery Art Retreat in Singapore. It set the then auction record for the most expensive work of art by a living Chinese artist.
Wu Guanzhong’s “Parrot’s Paradise”
The last two speakers are both from Beijing. IAF originally invited Ms. Zhang Changhong to share her insight in the fifth talk but she is currently not available on the day. The speaker is now replaced by another scholar from Beijing Zhang Yajing, National Palace Museum Associate Researcher. She is going to talk about Indian Pala-Period Sculptures and Their influence on Tibetan Buddhist Art on 28 May at 12-1 pm.
Mr. Luo Wenhua, a researcher and Head of National Palace Museum Tibetan Buddhism Artefact Research Center, is going to talk about “Tibetan Buddhist Sculptures at the Ming Palace and Their Influences” on 28 May at 3-4pm.
To enroll in the above talks, please register in advance to reserve a seat. The registration can be done by sending an email to email@example.com or contacting Ms. Chan at +852 2548 8702.
Lectures and Talks at IAF｜50 Seats for Each Session
Venue: Hall 5BC, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1. The Art Market in Hangzhou and the Antiques from the Sinan Shipwreck
Speaker: Professor Youngmi Kim (National Museum of Korea, Asian Department Senior Curator)
Time: 2018/5/26｜12pm - 1pm
2. Dating 18th Century Chinese Export Porcelain
Speaker: Mr. Alberto Varela Santos (Expert of Chinese Export Porcelain)
Language: English (with simultaneous interpretation of Mandarin)
Time: 2018/5/26｜3pm - 4pm
3. Prospects and Future for Chinese Classical Furniture Market
Speaker: Mr. Long Chuen Fung (Expert of Chines Antique Furniture)
Time: 2018/5/27｜12pm - 1pm
4. The Development of the Art Market in Hong Kong
Speaker: Mr. Fong Yuk Yan (Hong Kong Art Gallery Owner)
Time: 2018/5/27｜3pm - 4pm
5. Indian Pala-Period Sculptures and Their influence on Tibetan Buddhist Art
Speaker: Ms. Zhang Ya Jing (National Palace Museum Associate Researcher, Doctor of Buddhist Art History from Kanazawa University, Japan)
Time: 2018/5/28｜12pm - 1pm
6. Tibetan Buddhist Sculptures at the Ming Palace and Their Influences
Speaker: Mr. Luo Wenhua (Researcher and Head of National Palace Museum Tibetan Buddhism Artefact Research Center)
Time: 2018/5/28｜3pm - 4pm