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The Unveiling of A Unique Art Car by The Frog King Today Launched Hong Kong’s Art Week – Autumn Edition 2016

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Art Week – Autumn Edition, presented by Hong Kong Art Gallery Association, was launched today with the unveiling of the Frog King’s first ever Art Car. The car, managed by Hong Kong based race team KCMG, is a Le Mans Prototype racing car with an ORECA chassis and impressive Nissan engine. It made history in 2015 by winning the world’s greatest sports car race – the Le Mans 24 Hours – a first for any Hong Kong team.

Don’t miss seeing this one-off car! On display in the PMQ Courtyard until Wednesday 2 November. Free to the Public.

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Frog King’s Art Car for Art Week – Autumn Edition

 The eccentric and unconventional Frog King, also known as Kwok Mang Ho, has been pioneering conceptual and performance artist since the late 1960s and with his first ever car take-over he once again has broken boundaries and demonstrated his talent for transforming any space into an installation.

Christine Chan Chiu, General Manager, Hong Kong Art Gallery Association said “we are just so delighted to have been able to bring this fabulous partnership between one of Hong Kong’s most important artists and such an major race car to Hong Kong to launch Art Week – Autumn Edition, it is a first on so many fronts and a fabulous piece of public installation art for all to enjoy.”

Hong Kong Art Week – Autumn Edition, sponsored by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Private Banking, launched today and runs until 9 November. An extensive programme of events will see over 100 activities across the city celebrating the diverse arts and cultural offerings of the city. There is something for everyone so don’t miss out, visitwww.hkartweek.org for more details.

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L-R: Christine Chan Chiu, Frog King, Katie de Tilly and Henrietta Tsui-Leung with the Art Car for Art Week – Autumn Edition

Highlights include Art Treasure Hunts, a two day Art Symposium, Family Art Day in Tamar Park, world class music performances, artist talks, tours of galleries for students and a new arts festival for Hong Kong; The Gallery Walk for Charity, which will pulse through Central, Sai Ying Pun and Sheung Wan on Thursday 3 November. With over 40 galleries involved, surprise artist performances, live music and street art to keep you entertained along the route, Absolut, Peroni and Pont des Arts wines on tap to stave off any thirst and free food from the neighbourhoods best restaurants, it is an event not to be missed. Buy your tickets at https://www.ticketflap.com/gallery-walk. All money raised will go to supporting The Society for Community Organisation (SoCo), HKAGA’s  Artist Residency Abroad Programe, and HKAGA’s Arts Education Programme.

The Art Car will be on display:

Location: PMQ Courtyard, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
Dates: 27 October – 2 November 2016
Opening Times: 7am – 11pm Daily. 7.00am – 3.00pm on 2 November 2016
Tickets: Free public access

 

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