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Department of Art History presents

Art Versus Money? A workshop series on the “art world” and how to survive it

Date: 4 & 11 February 2023 (Saturday)
Time: 10:00am-12:30pm
Venue: Room 7.58, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU
Registration: Required. Seats are limited. RSVP by 2 Feb to maah@hku.hk
*Students must attend 4 Feb to participate in 11 Feb.

Can art and money be friends? What are the most important roles in the Hong Kong art ecology of the next five years? How does one play a meaningful part in the cultural growth of the region and what are good skills to have? Sign up for this two-part workshop to tackle these and other burning questions.

The workshop will cover:
– What is the art world? What is the art market? An anthropologist’s approach via a survey of Dr. Sarah Thornton’s “Seven Days in the Art World”
– The needs of the Hong Kong cultural sector, and how workshop participants might best be placed
– Skills to kill it and succeed in the art world, a beginner’s list
– How can we make culture in Hong Kong “better?”


Speaker: Alexandra A. Seno

Alexandra A. Seno is an arts administrator and an art critic. She has served on the executive committee of the Oriental Ceramics Society of Hong Kong, the board of Para Site Art Space, as adviser to the Hong Kong non-profit Spring Workshop in Hong Kong, and as Head of Development at Asia Art Archive. She is on the advisory board of Singapore’s SEA Focus, a National Arts Council-sponsored platform for contemporary art from Southeast Asia, and the International Center of Photography, an education and exhibit-making institution in New York. Alex is Managing Partner of AXS Asia, a cultural management consultancy, and has a weekly radio segment about art on RTHK Radio 4, on Tuesdays at 8:30am.

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