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Contemporary art: a first person narrative by Alexander Zakharov

Art enthusiasts in Hong Kong are constantly demanding more knowledge on the ever so fast evolving art world
beyond Asia. They deserve the first hand information and we are ready to provide it.
AP Contemporary presents
CONTEMPORARY ART: A FIRST PERSON NARRATIVE
- a series of lectures on contemporary art scene by important people of the field – namely, established artists and
curators. We encourage art students, collectors, dealers and curators to grasp the opportunity and get the most out of
each experienced person to take part in these talks. Naturally, the audience will have a chance to share their
thoughts and ask questions.
CHAPTER 1, by Alexander Zakharov – 7pm April 9, 2013 at Hong Kong Arts Centre
Born in Moscow(1965), acclaimed in the United States, currently working in Berlin, the Russian master of miniature,
painter Alexander Zakharov is doing a new show in Hong Kong after almost 20 years. He tells us about his career
within art, his experience with galleries, collectors and fellow artists. The emphasis of this talk is on the practical,
everyday side of art, thus making it useful for young artists aspiring to succeed in different parts of the world.
Wanna know what a guy whose works were acquired by Oliver Stone, Nicolas Cage and Whoopi Goldberg actually
thinks about the state of affairs in contemporary art? Here’s a rough list of topics he will touch and elaborate on:
• Stages in Zakharov’s own career: Moscow, NYC, Berlin
• Background of German contemporary art
• Current art scene in Germany: changes over the years, government support, Art Center Berlin, new galleries
and artist communities
• Evolving and mid-career German and Russian names – ones to take notice of
• Government supported and independent art clusters similar to Berlin in other cities: Moscow, Abu Dabi,
Bilbao, Singapore, Baku, Hong Kong – his opinion on their significance
• Changes in HK art scene over the two decades since Zakharov’s first show in 1994
• Relationships between young artists and galleries, the importance of the input commercial galleries make
• Collecting: challenges, investment views, new opportunities – galleries, fairs, shows
The lecture will be followed by Q&A session so that everyone in the audience is able to have a word and find out the
details they are most interested in.

When rsvping for this meetup, please also kindly email [masked] with your full name, occupation and any guests you are bringing for the reference of the gallery.

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  • Ka K.

    Great Private Talk!! I'm glad I skipped my life sketching session for this talk tonight. Wonderful insight from Zakharov who poured his heart out...good rapport between speakers and the floor, and it finished at 9:30 pm. Thanks for organizing this.

    1 · April 9, 2013

  • Jonathon L.

    Has anybody arrived? I'm standing outside the Agnes b theatre... At least I think it is! Wearing a grey shirt Cardigan and khaki trousers... Please find me!

    1 · April 9, 2013

    • Ilya P.

      Hi , guys, great for you you`re attending and posting comments right from the scene!!

      1 · April 9, 2013

    • Jonathon L.

      Haha. It's more a cry of plea!

      April 9, 2013

  • Ka K.

    Hi, I'd like to join. Which floor or hall do I go to?

    April 9, 2013

    • Charmaine

      That would be agnes b theatre on B1. See you there.

      April 9, 2013

  • Sindy C.

    Hello there, I am not an artist but I love art and enjoy diff kind of art exhibition, may I still join the event? Sindy

    1 · April 8, 2013

    • Charmaine

      Hello Sindy, it's a free admission event and you are more than welcome to join. Just show up and enjoy the night with us. Cheers!

      1 · April 9, 2013

    • Sindy C.

      Cool :)

      1 · April 9, 2013

  • Ilya P.

    Hey everybody! A unique opportunity to view the master's works will present itself on April, 11, when Alexander Zakharov’s solo exhibition launches at AP Contemporary: 28 Tai Ping Shan st., Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Let`s join the grand opening!

    April 8, 2013

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