Jane DeBevoise Explores Hong Kong’s Contemporary Art Scene at Asia Contemporary Speaker Series Lecture in Montreal

Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC – January 16, 2013 – The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, and the Canadian Art Foundation proudly present Jane DeBevoise, Chair of the Asia Art Archive, as the featured speaker for the Asia Contemporary Speaker Series (ACSS) lecture at 7pm on January 23, 2013 in Montreal.

The rise of Asia on the international scene is one of the most compelling stories in contemporary art. In order to understand this phenomenon and its connection to global movements of economic and political power, the Asia Contemporary Speaker Series presents Jane DeBevoise. For the second lecture in the series, she will discuss ‘Hong Kong as Cultural Construction Site: A View from Asia Art Archive.’ This event takes place at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and is open to the public with free admission.

The Asia Contemporary Speaker Series, sponsored by BMO Financial Group, is bringing recognized leaders in the field of contemporary art to speak in cities across Canada. This series is presented within the joint context of the Canadian Art Foundation’s International Speaker Series and the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada’s National Conversation on Asia.

2013 Speakers will also Include:

Philip Tinari, Director, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art
ON|OFF: The Double Consciousness of China’s Newest Generation of Artists
Monday March 11, 2013 – 7:00 to 8:30pm - Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver

Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum
Contemporary Art in Japan: Visions and Views of the Universe
Friday March 15, 2013 – 7:00 to 8:30pm – Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto 

Zheng Shengtian, Managing Editor, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art
From Cultural Revolution to Avant-Garde: The Rise of Chinese Contemporary Art
Thursday April 18, 2013 – 7:00 to 8:30pm – Glenbow Museum, Calgary

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 The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) is an independent, not-for-profit think-tank on Canada’s relations with Asia. APF Canada’s National Conversation on Asia is a Canada-wide initiative to get Canadians thinking and talking about what Asia means to Canada. It includes a public-education and policy-development focus. This initiative is generously supported in part by our Founding Partners: Teck, Shell Canada, Manulife Financial and BMO Financial Group; Founding Sponsors: HSBC Bank Canada and Port Metro Vancouver; and Founding Supporters: Port of Halifax, Fiera Capital, Deloitte, Vancouver Airport Authority, Husky Energy, Canadian Pacific, TELUS, Cameco and SNC-Lavalin. 

The Canadian Art Foundation

The Canadian Art Foundation is the ultimate portal for the exposure of visual arts in Canada. All our efforts are dedicated to providing a destination for artists and art enthusiasts to connect and be inspired by art, in turn creating greater local, national and global visibility for the extraordinary artistic talent in Canada. Our diverse platforms and outreach include the publishing of Canadian Art and canadianart.ca, as well as the presentation of innovative events and educational programs. For more information about the Canadian Art Foundation, visit www.canadianart.ca/foundation

For more information, please contact:

Trang Nguyen
Communications Manager
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
Tel: (604) 630-1540
Email: trang.nguyen@asiapacific.ca

Angela Torchio
Marketing and Communications Manager
Canadian Art Foundation
Phone: (416) 368-8854 x116
Email: atorchio@canadianart.ca

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