Duddell’s is excited to announce its first international Pop Up at the 56thVenice Biennale this year. At the Palazzo Morosini in Venice from 7 May 2015 to 10 May 2015, international artists, art collectors and those with an active appreciation for the arts will taste authentic Cantonese cuisine as Duddell’s two Michelin-starred Chef Siu Hin-Chi and his team fly in for this unforgettable culinary experience.
Chef Siu’s menu will be served at both lunch (80 Euros per person) and dinner (120 Euros per person) over the course of the four day period. Diners can expect to sample dim sum favourites such as Steamed Pork Dumpling, Vegetarian Spring Roll, Crispy Glutinous Dumpling with Chicken and Mushroom Dumpling with Black Truffle, as well as authentic Cantonese dishes including Sautéed Prawn with Sweet Chili, Crispy Pork Rib in Sweet and Sour Sauce and Duddell’s signature Pan-fried Beef Cube in Wasabi Soy Sauce. There will be a limited selection of drinks available including prosecco, three varieties of wines, orange juice and water. Guests may reserve a table by emailing email@example.com.
Since opening during Art Basel HK in 2013, Duddell’s has become an art institution in Hong Kong dedicated to giving local and international contemporary artists a platform to express themselves, thus contributing to the importance of Hong Kong as the leading Asian contemporary art hub. Duddell’s Art Programme is overseen by the Arts Committee, which is led by cultural leaders Yana Peel, William Zhao, Chrissy Sharp and Alan Lo. Exhibitions at Duddell’s have included international names such as Amelie von Wedel, Ai Weiwei, Philip Tinari, Danh Vo, Gregor Muir, Alia Al-Senussi, Abdullah AlTurki, Inti Guerrero, and MAP Office.
‘This year’s Venice Biennale will be our first project abroad where the audience will have a chance to book a lunch or dinner and experience a part of Duddell’s. It comes at a very interesting period as Hong Kong is gaining so much momentum on the international art scene. With M+, Art Basel and Duddell’s as well as numerous collectors and NGOs participating in the art ecosystem, these are exciting times for Hong Kong.’ says Alan Lo, co-founder of Duddell’s.
“Duddell’s is proud to have shown Zheng Guogu’s work at an exhibition curated by Philip Tinari, Director of UCCA, in 2014. Zheng is an academically minded cultural observer, an artists’ artist, a relatively unique trait in a market driven society like China. Having our first international Pop Up at the Venice Biennale within the Zheng Guogu exhibit hosted by ASIA NOW, dslcollection and The Art of this Century, at Palazzo Morosini is an honour for Duddell’s and we look forward to continuing our support of him and the Chinese art scene,” he continues.
ASIA NOW, dslcollection and The Art of this Century recognised a synergy between what they and Duddell’s are doing to promote Asian art and culture: the exhibition partners are delighted to organise the unique four day event with Duddell’s.
“ASIA NOW is proud to welcome Duddell’s Pop Up during the very first days of the Venice Biennale in a superb Palazzo, owned by Generali Italia, our leading partner. It could not be more consistent with ASIA NOW’s mission, as a curatorial platform promoting the Asian contemporary scene and artistic conversations between East and West, selecting cutting edge projects with the help of renowned curators, galleries, critiques and collectors. Duddell’s is about enabling dialogues and experiences to happen in an unexpected and cool atmosphere.” says Alexandra Fain, co-founder of ASIA NOW.