CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/16/2012
Please visit our bookstore at ARTHK12, Hong Kong International Art Fair, May 17-20, Hall 3, Booth Z16!
In addition to new and classic books on contemporary art, we are pleased to present talks and book signings with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Ginevra Elkann, Paul Chan, Zhao Gang and Christoph and Cordelia Noe, in collaboration with Modern Media and Leap Magazine, moderated by Philip Tinari, Director of UCCA Beijing.
Our store will highlight the publication of The Future Will Be... China Edition: Thoughts on What's to Come, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and published by UCCA and Pinacoteca Agnelli.
Throughout the fair, the Modern Media Reading Room + ARTBOOK
will present a series of conversations and signings in our booth.
WEDNESDAY MAY 16
17h: Book Signing
The future will be...China Edition
Thoughts on what's to come
Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist
Co-published by UCCA and Pinacoteca Agnelli
THURSDAY MAY 17
14h: Book Signing
May I Introduce You?
A guide to the world's leading talents
Edited by Ginevra Elkann
Published by Electa
16h: Conversation and Book Signing
Paul Chan: The Artist as Publisher
Launched in the fall of 2010, Paul Chan's press Badlands
is a radical attempt to reconsider publishing at a digital moment. Here Chan presents some of the most recent Badlands publications and talks about the practice and philosophy of this special venture.
FRIDAY MAY 18
14h: Book Signing
Zhao Gang: A Sick Man
Published by Distanz
Painter Zhao Gang's latest monograph focuses on his recent, monumental paintings of sick bodies, and includes a text by Philip Tinari and a conversation between the artist and curator Waling Boers.
16h: App Launch
Launched last year, ArtStack allows users to share artistic discoveries by adding works to their virtual "stacks." Now in wide beta release, ArtStack gains new traction with an iPhone app that allows users to stack works immediately as they encounter them, on site at Art HK.
SATURDAY MAY 19
14h: Book Signing
Hong Kong Artists: 20 Portraits
Edited by Christoph and Cordelia Noe
Published by Verlag für moderne Kunst Nuremberg
This new compendium profiles some of Hong Kong's most compelling emerging talents, with comprehensive texts and ample images showing their work in detail
A MESSAGE FROM MODERN MEDIA:
The Modern Media booth at this year's edition of Art HK is a bit different from what we've done in the past. We decided to turn our 15 square meters into a Modern Reading Room, featuring a three-way collaboration between LEAP, the other Modern Media Group culture publications, and our friends from Artbook/DAP. The idea is to look at the role that books and magazines, and more recently, digital media, play in the art scene. Of course the centerpiece of our booth are the great magazines published every month by Modern Media, titles that in addition to LEAP include the design bible TOM, the compass of new Chinese humanism LIFE, the literary magazine Chutzpah!, and of course Hong Kong icon City Magazine. In distinct but interrelated ways, all of these titles have covered and contributed to the development of contemporary art in China over the past few decades.
LEAP, the international art magazine of contemporary China, brings to the table a curated selection of the best of recent books for and by Chinese artists, an assortment of some thirty of the most interesting recent releases. Many of these books are produced in China but never find international distribution, making them rare and difficult to pick up. This selection includes everything from self-published artist monographs to catalogues of major group shows. Curated by the LEAP editors--who spend a lot of their time reviewing the latest publications by Chinese artists--it is a look at the state of art in China through the prism of books.
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