On 14 September 2017, Asian video art will take over Hong Kong’s nightlife scene with screenings, performances and one-off bar promotions.
Asian video art will take over Hong Kong’s hottest bars for one night only this September when CoBo Social, Asia’s first online and offline art community platform, presents Art in the Bar. On 14 September (Thursday) from 6pm onwards, Art in the Bar will take place across 11 of the city’s hottest venues, who will team up with CoBo Social to offer special promotions, performances and screenings of cutting-edge video art.
To partake in Art in the Bar and enjoy the special promotions, guests just need to check-in on Facebook with the unique event ID at each location. The check-in will allow participants to enjoy the one-night special offerings including an exclusive Pawn Cosmo, a 3-course dinner menu exclusive at Shore at HKD$450, a Shanghai Fizz for HKD$100 at Duddell’s and complimentary canapés from 8pm to 10pm at Tartine.
Art in the Bar aims to introduce the best of Asian video art to diverse audiences by bringing art directly to the community. The accessible and social setting encourages viewers to simply sit back and enjoy the artwork from over 13 artists from around Asia including Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and China such as
Samson Young (Hong Kong), Chen Tianzhuo (China), Tromarama (Indonesia) and Korakrit Arunanondchai (Thailand). With an exciting programme of dedicated screening sessions, performances, F&B offerings and social media competitions, the one-night event welcomes participants to further explore the realms of video art in Asia.
Art in the Bar will act as a preview to CoBo Social’s new online initiative, Video Art Asia. The dedicated online archive and research platform, which will launch after Art in the Bar, is the region’s first digital archive of Asian video art works, and is set to become a pivotal reference for artists, curators, researchers and collectors alike.
The launch of Video Art Asia marks an on-going shift in Hong Kong’s increasingly developing cultural landscape, which continues to accommodate creative experimentations and new discoveries in the artistic fields. The unique spatial characteristics of the city have also challenged creative minds to seek innovative means to bring art closer to the people. From tong lau apartments, rooftops, industrial buildings, shopping malls, trams to restaurants and cafés, Hong Kong’s creative endeavours are replete with possibilities. With this same spirit of adventure and experimentation, CoBo Social brings Hong Kongers from all walks, Art in the Bar.
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About Art in the Bar
As a preview of their new video art platform Video Art Asia, CoBo Social presents Art in the Bar, a social, experimental and immersive project where viewers are invited to enjoy video art with friends in their favourite bars across the city for one evening only. CoBo Social has partnered with 11 of the hottest venues in Hong Kong to bring art to the wider community. On Thursday 14 September from 6pm onwards, each bar will offer special promotions and exclusive cocktails, all set to screenings of an impressive selection of the best in Asian video art.
Video Art Asia (VAA) is a digital archive of video art works from the region from 1980s to the present day. VAA offers a pivotal reference database for curators, researchers, artists and collectors, through an open platform that is free-of-charge and accessible to the international community.