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Christie's Art Forums presents special events and seminars throughout the year to enrich our visitors' experience of art. As the leading international auction house, Christie's is dedicated to providing collectors and art enthusiasts with the opportunity and knowledge to enjoy art, navigate the market and share in the passion of building magnificent collections.

Hong Kong

Contemporaries: Voices from East and West – Panel Discussion 

Panel Discussion Saturday, 27 May, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
James Christie Room, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong Details

In celebration of the inaugural curated Christie’s sale Contemporaries: Voices from East and West, this panel discussion with distinguished art collectors Adrian Cheng, Robert Tsao, and Christie’s Specialists Barrett White, will explore the working Western and Eastern artistic traditions of the late twentieth and twenty-first century, and discuss the specific cultural backgrounds that have informed these artists’ work, while emphasising the way in which artists from across the world with independent traditions, have responded to similar questions – questions of art, culture, history and identity. The panel will examine the true internationality of twentieth and twenty-first century art, and why these collectors have a guiding passion on building a notable collection and supporting cultural patronage around these artists.

Language:
Panel Discussion will be conducted in Putonghua and English, and translated simultaneously into English/ Putonghua.

Speaker:
Adrian Cheng, Founder of K11 Art Foundation
Robert Tsao, Honorary Chairman, United Microelectronics Corporation & Pixart Imaging Inc., Art Collector
Barrett White, Deputy Chairman, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie's

Moderator:
Rebecca Wei, President, Christie's Asia


Contemporaries: Voices from East and West – Panel Discussion

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The Equal of Jade? Chinese Celadon Glazes

Lecture Sunday, 28 May, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Exhibition Area - Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong Details

With their origins in the Shang dynasty, celadon glazes are perhaps the most enduringly popular of the many glaze types developed by Chinese potters. Celadons have provided numerous highlights of artistic and technological development throughout their long history. This lecture will examine that history along with the changing styles and the contexts of their production. It will also discuss the importance of celadon glazes and the esteem with which they have been regarded by generations of connoisseurs.

Language:
Lecture will be conducted in English, and translated simultaneously into Putonghua.

Speaker:
Rosemary Scott, Christie's International Academic Director, Asian Art

The Equal of Jade? Chinese Celadon Glazes

An exceptionally fine Tang-style 'Double-Dragon' celadon-glazed amphora
Yongzheng six-character seal mark and of the period (1723-1735)
20 3/8 in. (51.8 cm.) high, box
Estimate on request

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Victoria Contag & C.C. Wang: A Passion for Painting and a Lifelong Friendship

Lecture Sunday, 28 May, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Woods Room, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong Details

Victoria Contag lived in China from 1934 to 1946. One of her closest friends were the collector Wu Hufan and his student Wang Jiqian (C.C. Wang) with whom she compiled the first Chinese bilingual seal dictionary in Shanghai in 1940. The lecture illuminates their friendship and the formation of the Nüwazhai collection of modern and classical Chinese Paintings.

Language:
Lecture will be conducted in English, and translated simultaneously into Putonghua.

Speaker:
Clarissa von Spee, PhD, Chair of Asian Art and Curator of Chinese Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art

Victoria Contag  & C.C. Wang: A Passion for Painting and a Lifelong Friendship

C. C. Wang (Wang Jiqian, 1907-2003)
Verdant Mountains
Handscroll
Ink and Colour on paper
29 X 123 cm. (11 3/8 X 48 3/8 In.)
Executed in 1988

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Insider's Guide To Jewellery Collecting

PART 1 Saturday, 26 November, 2016 2:30pm-3:30pm
James Christie Room, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong Details

Touching on Christie's long history as a trendsetter of the jewellery world, a panel of illustrious figures within the industry discuss jewellery and design with topics including the relationship between collector and designer, the rise of new talents, and tips on building a collection for both novices and connoisseurs.

Language: Panel Discussion has been conducted in Putongua/English.

Duration: 28 minutes

Speaker:
Wallace Chan, Jewellery Creator
Edmond Chin, Founder of Etcetera Ltd.
François Curiel, Chairman, Asia Pacific, Christie’s
Dennis Chan, Creative Director and Chairman, Qeelin
Arnaud Bastien, President and Chief Executive Asia, Graff Diamonds
Moderator:
Mary Kavanagh, Hong Kong Correspondent at Rapaport Magazine



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Insider's Guide To Jewellery Collecting

PART 2 Saturday, 26 November, 2016 2:30pm-3:30pm
James Christie Room, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong Details

Touching on Christie's long history as a trendsetter of the jewellery world, a panel of illustrious figures within the industry discuss jewellery and design with topics including the relationship between collector and designer, the rise of new talents, and tips on building a collection for both novices and connoisseurs.

Language: Panel Discussion has been conducted in Putongua/English.

Duration: 30 minutes

Speaker:
Wallace Chan, Jewellery Creator
Edmond Chin, Founder of Etcetera Ltd.
François Curiel, Chairman, Asia Pacific, Christie’s
Dennis Chan, Creative Director and Chairman, Qeelin
Arnaud Bastien, President and Chief Executive Asia, Graff Diamonds
Moderator:
Mary Kavanagh, Hong Kong Correspondent at Rapaport Magazine



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250 Years of Taste, Culture and Collecting

PART 1 Sunday, 25 December, 2016 4:30pm–5:30pm
James Christie Room, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong Details

The talk looks into the foundation of Christie's, the 250-year-old company's legacy and its contribution to the development of taste and collecting throughout the world. The discussion focuses on the auction house’s presence and footprint in Asia through its people and the luminary collectors who work with Christie’s.

Language: Panel Discussion has been conducted in English.

Duration: 30 minutes

Speaker:
François Curiel, Chairman, Asia Pacific, Christie’s
Daphne King, Director of Alisan Fine Arts
Jonathan Stone, International Head of Asian Art, Christie’s
Robert Tsao, Collector
Moderator:
Elaine Kwok, Director, Christie's Education, Asia



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250 Years of Taste, Culture and Collecting

PART 2 Friday, 25 November, 2016 4:30pm–5:30pm
James Christie Room, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong Details

The talk looks into the foundation of Christie's, the 250-year-old company's legacy and its contribution to the development of taste and collecting throughout the world. The discussion focuses on the auction house’s presence and footprint in Asia through its people and the luminary collectors who work with Christie’s.

Language: Panel Discussion has been conducted in English.

Duration: 32 minutes

Speaker:
François Curiel, Chairman, Asia Pacific, Christie’s
Daphne King, Director of Alisan Fine Arts
Jonathan Stone, International Head of Asian Art, Christie’s
Robert Tsao, Collector
Moderator:
Elaine Kwok, Director, Christie's Education, Asia



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