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Contemporary Asian Art: An Insider’s View
posted by Faculty of Arts for HKU and Public
Event Type: Continuing Professional Development Short Course
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

Event Details

This program provides a broad spectrum of views into the world of contemporary Asian art. It provides art historical training that includes learning how to look and write about contemporary Asian art. With this as foundation, we examine the market as a platform for contemporary art and the power of mega-art events and institutions to shift cultural landscapes. The final day will share meaningful ways to engage with contemporary Asian art, whether through careers or through collecting. The aim of this seminar series is to equip participants with the tools to navigate the art world. Class format includes seminars, site visits, and discussions with industry experts. No prior experience in the arts is necessary, although we encourage active participation through group exercises, discussions, and networking lunches.

Jointly taught and organized by the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Arts and Christie’s Education, this five-day program leverages the expertise of the two institutions. The art historical portion of the program is conceived and delivered by the world-class faculty at the Fine Arts Department of the University of Hong Kong, while the market-related portion is developed by Christie’s Education.

Date/Time15/05/2017 to 19/05/2017 10:00-17:00
VenueRoom 4.36, 4/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 16/01/2017 00:00(HKT) to 10/05/2017 17:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.

More registration instructions
Payment Method:

Credit card payment (Visa / MasterCard / UnionPay)

If you prefer to pay by cheque, please contact Ms Georgina Challen (

Program fees must be paid in full at the time of enrolment. Your place in the program is not guaranteed until full payment is received. A confirmation email will be sent to the accepted applicant(s).

Should any enrolled students decide to withdraw from the program, the following terms shall apply:

Notice Given: On or before 17 April, 2017
Withdrawal: 80% Refund

Notice Given: After 17 April, 2017
Withdrawal: No refund

The Faculty of Arts reserves the right to alter the content and dates of the program and to cancel the course as a result of circumstances beyond our control, including lack of interest. If the course is cancelled, a refund will be made.

Scholarship & Group Discount
Limited scholarship places available at HK$9,000; applicants must be able to demonstrate need and complete a short application. Special rates for group of 3 or more are also available. Please contact Ms Georgina Challen ( / +852 3917 7250) for more information.


Fee TypeRegularEarly Bird
Program FeeHKD 25000.00HKD 22000.00
Program Fee for HKU alumni/student/friend of UMAGHKD 24000.00HKD 21000.00
Program Fee for WSJ ReadersHKD 24000.00HKD 21000.00

You should make payment before 10/05/2017 17:15(HKT). Early bird rates apply if you make payment on or before 17/04/2017 23:59(HKT). You can make payment by credit card online.

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Ms Georgina Challen by email at