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March Art Week Highlights 2024

CHAT at Art Basel 2024 – Factory of Tomorrow

Date: 26-30.03.2024
CHAT booth location: HKCEC, Art Basel Hong Kong Booth | Outside Hall 1B


Artist talk by Sarah Lai Cheuk Wah

Sarah Lai Cheuk Wah will share her experience of creating artworks inspired by Hong Kong’s textile industrial history and pop culture. She will also be in dialogue with curator Wang Weiwei about her new installation at CHAT’s booth at Art Basel, which proposes a future-oriented interpretation of the museum’s collection.

Date: 28.03.2024
Time: 2:00-3:00pm
Venue: CHAT Booth


Life is Art: Impromptu Experience with Frog King Kwok

Veteran artist Frog King Kwok, a first-generation performance artist in Hong Kong, will share his philosophy of ‘Life is Art, Art is Life’ by combining fabric painting with ink art and calligraphy, inviting visitors to an experimental journey that transcends conventional boundaries.

Date: 29.03.2024
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Venue: CHAT Booth 

Repeat-Repeat: Four-Way Pattern Design

Led by CHAT’s Associate Curator Bruce Li, this workshop will introduce the basics to create a four-way repeating pattern. Participants will learn to translate their design into a textile souvenir.

Date: 27, 28.03.2024
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Venue: CHAT Booth

Seed to Textile Leaf Pounding Experience – Led by artist Benjamin Hao Lap Yan

CHAT’s community programme Seed to Textile has been tracing the roots of textile and exploring the contemporary significance of the interweaving relationship between textiles, humanity and nature. Benjamin Hao, one of the collaborating artists, will invite participants to experience the art of leaf pounding using the dye plant true indigo. Participants will put together the intricate textures of the plants and craft a one-of-a-kind fabric pin.

Date: 30.03.2024
Time: 3:00-5:00pm
Venue: CHAT Booth 


Qualeasha Wood, Girl Dinner (detail), 2023. Courtesy the artist and Pippy Houldsworth Gallery

Social Fabrics: Weaving as Art Form

The art of weaving has long been a tradition of social cohesion: a creative act that produces textiles that are worn, used, or displayed in public and private spaces to signal identities, tell stories, express traditions, and build relationships. The craft’s transmission is a negotiation of identity, community and history: a unique process that artists will discuss in relation to their own practices. 

Participating artists:

Yee I-Lann, artist, Silverlens 
Qualeasha Wood, artist, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery  
Yuki Kihara, interdisciplinary artist, CHAT exhibition 
Moderated by Mizuki Takahashi, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Centre for Heritage, Arts & Textile (CHAT) 

Date: 30.03.2024
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Venue: Auditorium, N101B, Level 1, HKCEC

This talk will be conducted in English, with simultaneous interpretation available in Cantonese and Mandarin.  

The Art Basel Hong Kong 2024 Conversations program is curated by Stephanie Bailey.





Soft Power in Textile

Bi Rongrong (Artist)  
Hsieh Feng-Rong (Curator, New Taipei City Art Museum Planning office)
Yuki Kobayashi (Artist)
Chris Wan (Independent curator)
Moderated by Wang Weiwei, curator of Centre for Heritage, Arts & Textile (CHAT)

Artist Bi Rongrong from Shanghai, curator Hsieh Feng-Rong from New Taipei City Art Museum, artist Yuki Kobayashi from Tokyo and independent curator Chris Wan from Hong Kong will discuss their experiences and practices while exploring the potentials of textile culture in contemporary art creation through Asian cultural studies, diaspora research, action-based performance as well as the integration of old and new technologies.

Date: 29.03.2024
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Venue: Art Central


Sunayama Norico
A Sultry World

A celebrated work of contemporary art, Sunayama Norico’s A Sultry World made its debut in 1995 at John Cage’s Rolywholyover A Circus exhibition at the Art Tower Mito in Japan. Having been staged at major venues in North America, Europe and Asia over the past thirty years, this captivating performance has garnered international acclaim and continues to enthral audiences today as much as ever.

Visitors are invited to be part of the performance by entering the protective, intimate space beneath the giant scarlet skirt, which has been infused with the calming scent of lavender. This experience requires trust between the participants and the performer while providing a moment of quietude for guests.

The garment’s scarlet hue holds symbolic significance, representing both power and love, as well as redemption, sacrifice and sin. By blurring the boundaries between public and personal space, Sunayama’s work seeks to bring calm to conflicts and violence that arise from human desire, ethics and social norms.

Performance schedule 

27.03.2024 : 11:00am-6:00pm
28.03.2024 : 12:00nn-9:00pm
29.03.2024 : 12:00nn-6:00pm
30.03.2024 : 11:00am-7:00pm
31.03.2024 : 11:00am-5:00pm



CHAT x M+ Shuttle Bus Service

Shuttle Bus Schedule

The much-anticipated Hong Kong Art Month is back! Hop on the CHAT x M+ Shuttle Bus running 23-26 March, which will travel between CHAT, M+ and Art Basel Hong Kong. Keep your eyes peeled for exciting programmes to celebrate Hong Kong’s Art Month!

Visitors are encouraged to refer to the shuttle bus service schedule to plan their journey in advance before visiting.






Art Basel Hong Kong CHAT Booth | Outside Hall 1B, HKCEC

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CHAT will be closed on 20 April (Saturday) for private event and will be reopened on 21 April. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.