Art+Tech Summit: Mixed Reality

Hong Kong | 21 November 2019

Christie's, in collaboration with Christie's Education, is delighted to present Art+Tech: Mixed Reality in Hong Kong this November. The third instalment of the global summit and the first in Asia, follows the successful discussions on blockchain in London and on A.I in New York.

The one-day conference will explore the role and impact of immersive experiences through augmented, virtual and mixed realities in every aspect of contemporary living. Christie’s is also the first auction house in Asia to incorporate AR and VR technologies into exhibitions.

Our programme of lectures, talks and panel discussions will bring together innovators and artists who adopt these digital tools in their practice; creatives and industry entrepreneurs who design digital platforms to enhance the display, connoisseurship and collecting in today’s global art market; and disrupters who continue to push the boundaries of our different realities. The continued influences of blockchain and artificial intelligence will be revisited.

We look forward to welcoming you to Art+Tech: Mixed Reality on 21 November at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Book in advance for discounted tickets.

Introducing the first Art+Tech Summit in Asia


Morning Session
(Mixed Reality)

  • MC: Sara Mao

    8:30 – 9:30 AM


    9:30 – 9:45 AM

    Welcome & Opening Remarks

    Francis Belin
    President, Asia Pacific, Christie’s

    9:45 – 10:20 AM

    The Life, Marina Abramović, Technology and the Future of Art

    Todd Eckert
    Founder & CEO, Tin Drum
    Director of The Life, with Marina Abramović 

    10:20 – 10:45 AM

    Mixed Reality and its Influence in Arts & Culture

    Harald Kraemer
    Associate Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

    10:45 – 11:10 AM

    Artists in Conversation: Building “Realities”

    Moderator: Asia Chiao
    Associate Specialist, Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Christie’s

    Ryotaro Musamatsu
    Artist, CEO, Naked Inc

    John Wong
    Artist, CEO & Founder, dontbelieveinstyle

    11:10 – 11:30 AM

    Networking Break

    11:30 – 11:50 AM

    Diving into Mona Lisa: Beyond the Glass

    Celina Yeh
    Project Manager, HTC VIVE Arts

    11:50 AM – 12:10 PM

    Shaping Collections: Connecting the Dots in the Art World

    Bernadine Bröcker Wieder
    CEO & Co-Founder, Vastari

    12:10 – 12:30 PM

    Immersive Technologies and the Future of the Museum Experience

    Sylvain Levy
    Co-Founder, DSL Collection

    12:30 – 2:00 AM


Afternoon Session
(Blockchain, AI)

  • MC: Georgina Hilton

    2:00 – 2:20 PM

    Reinventing Art with Technology: Tencent Perspective and Practice

    Jason Si
    Dean, Tencent Research Institute

    2:20 – 2:40 PM

    A.I. at Work: Art Creation and Innovation

    Moderator: Robot XR-1

    Calvin Hui
    Founder, Ink Now and 3812 Gallery

    Victor Wong
    Tech-Ink Artist, Senior Producer

    Chris Cheung
    Artist & Director, XCEPT / XCEED

    2:40 – 3:00 PM

    The Decentralized Art Movement: The Future of a Blockchain-Enabled Art Market

    Qinwen Wang
    Web3 Foundation & CATO, Artwook

    3:00 – 3:30 PM

    Blockchain Revisited: What Next?

    Moderator: Karena Belin
    CEO, WHub

    Alex Medana
    Co-Founder & CEO, FinFabrik

    Henri Arslanian
    FinTech & Crypto Leader, Asia, PwC Hong Kong

    Yat Siu
    CEO, Outblaze, Animoca Brands

    3:30 – 3:50 PM

    Networking Break

Afternoon Session
(Mixed Reality)

  • MC: Yi Gao

    3:50 – 4:10 PM

    Artists in Conversation: Reprogramming Reality

    Moderator: Joyce Wong
    Curator, Asia Society Hong Kong

    Kien Lee
    Founder & CEO, Pacific Future

    Jenny Guo
    Co-Founder, LumiereVR

    4:10 – 4:30 PM

    Breathing Life into the Surface: Parody of Jay’s Music

    Moderator: CC Wang
    Representative, Old Masters Group, Christie’s

    Jacky Tsai

    Yibi Hu
    Visual Artist, Director, Future Power Station

    Alexander Padhaiski
    Co-Founder & COO, The Parallel

    4:30 – 4:50 PM

    Big Data in the Art World: Artron in Focus

    Hui Yin
    CTO, Artron

    4:50 – 5:20 PM

    Creating Realities: Immersive Installations 

    Moderator: Pierre Blaise Dionet
    Founder, CITYSHAKE Innovation Studio

    Yang Yongliang

    Dejha Ti & Ania Catherine
    Artist Duo, Operator

    Xavier Le Normand

    5:20 – 5:50 PM

    Driving Investment: Art or Tech?

    Moderator: Tony Verb
    Founder, GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors

    Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir
    Founder, PossibleX, Financier, Artist, Entrepreneur

    Kent Ho
    CEO & Founder, S28 Capital

    Vadim Tarasov
    Managing Director, TUS Asset Management

    Jonathan Cheung
    Collector & Co-Founder, Buzz Agency

    5:50 – 6:00 PM

    Closing Remarks

    Sara Mao
    Director, Asia Pacific, Christie’s Education

Meet the speakers

Christie's is pleased to present globally recognised thought leaders and innovators for a discussion on the disruptive power of technology as applied to arts and culture.

Participating Artists

•   Chris Cheung, Director, XCEPT / XCEED

•   Dejha Ti & Ania Catherine, Founders, Operator

•   Jacky Tsai, Artist

•   John Wong, CEO & Founder, dontbelieveinstyle

•   Ryotaro Muramatsu, CEO, Naked Inc

•   Victor Wong, Tech-Ink Artist, Senior Producer

•   Xavier Le Normand, Artist

•   Yang Yongliang, Artist

•   Yibi Hu, Visual Artist and Director, Future Power Station

Guest Speakers

•   Alex Medana, CEO & Co-Founder, FinFabrik

•   Alexander Padhaiski, Co-Founder & COO, The Parallel

•   Bernadine Bröcker Wieder, CEO & Co Founder, Vastari

•   Calvin Hui, Founder, Ink Now and 3812 Gallery

•   Celina Yeh, Project Manager, HTC VIVE Arts

•   Harald Kraemer, Associate Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

•   Henri Arslanian, FinTech & Crypto Leader, Asia, PwC Hong Kong

•   Jason Si, Dean, Tencent Research Institute

•   Jenny Guo, Co-Founder, LumiereVR

•   Jonathan Cheung, Collector & Co-Founder, Buzz Agency

•   Kent Ho, CEO & Founder, S28 Capital

•   Kien Lee, Founder & CEO, Pacific Future

•   Pierre Blaise Dionet, Founder, CITYSHAKE Innovation Studio

•   Qinwen Wang, Web3 Foundation, CATO, ArtWook

•   Robot XR-1, CloudMinds

•   Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir, Founder, PossibleX, Financier, Artist, Entrepreneur

•   Todd Eckert, Founder & CEO, Tin Drum and Director of The Life with Marina Abramovic

•   Vadim Tarasov, Managing Director, TUS Asset Management

•   Sylvain Levy, Co-Founder, DSL Collection

•   Yat Siu, CEO, Outblaze, Animoca Brands

•   Yin Hui, CTO, Artron

* Speakers and programme subject to change

Event information & tickets

November 21 (Thursday), 2019

Registration: 8:30am
Summit: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Followed by Christie’s Lates, 6 - 8pm

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
No. 1 Expo Drive
Wanchai, Hong Kong


Art + Tech Summit at Christie’s

As the first auction house to register a sale on a blockchain platform in 2018, Christie’s has maintained its position at the forefront of innovation in the art world. The Art+Tech Summit at Christie’s, an one-day conference, is part of an ongoing initiative to spark dialogue about the role and potential impact of emerging technologies in the art world.

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Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

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