The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) and the Hong Kong Museum of Art (Museum) will take part in the “City States” exhibition of the 7th Liverpool Biennial from 15 September to 25 November 2012 in the United Kingdom, presenting the works of Hong Kong contemporary artists in the international arena.
This is the first time that Hong Kong stages an exhibition as an invited guest city in the Liverpool Biennial. In response to the official theme of “Hospitality” , the exhibition “All Are Guests” will showcase the outstanding and wide-ranging works of CHOW Chun-fai, LEUNG Mee-ping and CoLAB × SLOW to provide insights on the complicated and yet subtle host/guest relationship between oneself and the city.
Apart from the exhibition in Liverpool, the HKADC and Museum will provide internship opportunities for local universities students to gain international exposure. A series of educational activities and community-based workshops will also be conducted in Hong Kong and Liverpool to enhance the audience’s understanding and interest.
The Liverpool Biennial will organise a press launch on 21 and 22 May 2012 in Liverpool and London respectively to announce more details about the exhibition.
About the Liverpool Biennial
Liverpool Biennial had begun in 1999 and the 2012 festival will be the 7th edition of the event. It is held all over the city of Liverpool, the cultural capital of UK, for ten weeks once in every two years. Presenting exhibitions, competitions and other events based on art, the Liverpool Biennial is the only international festival of contemporary art in UK. During Liverpool Biennial, the city of Liverpool becomes the hub of cultural enthusiasts coming from all over the world, attracts hundreds and thousands of tourists during the festival.