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Friday, March 23, 2018

ArtTable TOURS | Hong Kong

Date(s): March 23, 2018 - April 1, 2018

Time: All Day

Art Basel Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta Art Excursion

March 23–April 1, 2018
ArtTable is delighted to partner with Curagenda to offer our members an exclusive three-city VIP art trip coinciding with the sixth edition of Art Basel Hong Kong. The Art Basel Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta Art Expedition will offer a nine-day journey, with seven days in Hong Kong, and a two-day Pearl River Delta excursion with Times Museum, a contemporary art museum that is interwoven in an 18 floor residential building-- an idea that was conceived by Rem Koolhaas. This experience will show you the best of Hong Kong during Art Basel art week, as well as introducing you to local heritage, culinary delights, and key influencers shaping the art scene in Hong Kong. During the week’s festivities, there will be plenty of opportunities to get to know your fellow travelers and guests over breakfasts, brunches, dinners and art parties. Curagenda’s VIP package also includes exclusive access to a private art club partner in the center of Hong Kong. 

Please note: The trip will start the morning of March 23 in Guangzhou (in the Pearl River Delta region)- where we will stay for two nights before traveling to Hong Kong as a group for 7 days and 7 nights. 
Guangzhou & Shenzhen Canton Art Excursion

A two-day Pearl River Delta excursion to visit top contemporary art institutions, galleries, artists and museums in this under-the-radar thriving arts region.

China’s Pearl River Delta region (PRD) is outpacing the rest of the country in terms of economic growth and innovation. Being overshadowed by its larger cousins shanghai and Beijing, the influx of international visitors during Art Basel Hong Kong has started to shine a spot-light across the river to Guangzhou and Shenzhen. On this two-day journey, we will visit:
  • Times Museum
  • Guangzhou Gallery
  • 5 Art Space
  • Bonacon Gallery
  • Mirrored Gardens by Vitamin Creative Space
  • Frank F. Yang Art and Education Foundation
  • Design Society
  • OCT Art & Design Gallery
  • OCAT Shenzhen
  • Hive Center for Contemporary Art

VIP preview of Art Basel Hong Kong and Vernissage and Art Central Preview
The 2018 edition of Art Basel Hong Kong features 248 premier galleries from 32 countries, with half of the participating galleries from Asia and Asia-Pacific. The show provides an in-depth overview of the region’s diversity through both historical material and cutting-edge works by established and emerging artists.

Exclusive access to Duddell’s Private Arts Club and Chef's Welcome Dinner ArtTable members will attend a special exhibition opening for VIPs at Duddell’s (pictured right); which functions somewhere between a high-end contemporary Cantonese restaurant and a private member's club for art-oriented individuals. Located in the Shanghai Tang Mansion in Hong Kong’s Central district, Duddell's is an increasingly popular cultural and social destination. Our group will be welcomed by owner/collector Alan Lo and will also enjoy a dinner at the Michelin star highly acclaimed restaurant, with a special menu designed for ArtTable.

Curator-led tour of M+ Pavillion 
Hong Kong’s pioneering contemporary art museum, M+ Pavilion was opened in 2016 to serve as a platform to showcase the city’s growing modern art community. Inside the sleek reflective architecture are a host of thematic shows curated by M+. 

Para Site VIP brunch followed by an insider's tour with the curator / director
Para Site is 
Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art center and one of the oldest and most active independent art institutions in Asia. 
Private tours of the Liang Yi Museum and the Sun Museum
ArtTable members will be welcomed at the Liang Yi Museum (pictured right) by the director and/or museum team before being led on a tour highlighting the traditional arts at an institution located in the heart of historical Hong Kong. The tour at the Sun Museum offers a new look at how the art world in Hong Kong is enlivened by a diversity of cultures and how the local community is enlightened by a wealth of Chinese traditions. 
Asia Society Hong Kong private tour and lunch at AMMO
Situated within a green oasis, Asia Society Hong Kong is a heritage land-mark located in a former explosives magazine of the old Victoria barracks. Steeped in history, cultural significance and natural beauty, the 1.3 hectares site, which houses a group of four former British military buildings, was originally built by the British Army in the mid-19th century for the production and storage of explosives and ammunition. Through careful conservation, restoration and adaptive re-use, this heritage site was successfully trans-formed into a cultural, artistic, and intellectual hub in Hong Kong in 2012. The restaurant, AMMO, offers a cross-cultural blend menu comprised of Asian and Mediterranean dishes. 

Private visit to Videotage/VMAC
Videotage is a non-profit interdisciplinary artist collective, which focuses on the development of video and media art in Hong Kong. Founded in 1986, it currently serves the greater China region and runs an international artist residency program. The institution is housed inside a cattle depot and boasts the biggest video art collection in Hong Kong. ArtTable will be greeted by one of the Board members. 

Additional activities in Hong Kong include: 
  • Private collection visit and dim sum
  • Gallery hosted private events and artist dinner
  • Wong Chuk Hang and Sheung Wan district walks
  • Artist studio visit (artists to be announced)
  • Shatin & New Territories Village heritage tours
  • Daily cuisine selections that maximizes the Hong Kong gastronomic experience
  • Free day activities such as antique market shopping
  • Visits with key influencers
2 days + 2 nights in Guangzhou 
7 days + 7 nights in Hong Kong
*the trip will start in Guangzhou and end in Hong Kong*

Stay: Perfectly located comfortable luxury hotels 

Meals: Breakfast, lunches, dinners included (alcohol not included)

Travel: inter-city transport Hong Kong - Guangzhou - Shenzhen, airport transfers, and local luxury transportation in Hong Kong

Extra perks: Pre-departure pack, Curagenda souvenir, luxury travel kit, complimentary 3G mobile data in Hong Kong (courtesy of hotel), Curagenda native speaker and specialist for duration of trip, digital travel app, and VIP pass to Art Basel and Art Central fairs with welcoming drink

Optional add ons:International flight bookings ($100 per ticket issued), hotel VIP upgrade, spa booking, trip extension and tailor made excursions, arrangements for additional studio visits. 

Not included: Trans Altantic flights (Curagenda will advise on preferred flights), room incidentals, Visa to Mainland China, travel insurance (we strongly recommend it!), additional city taxes (if any).
Member price (Single occupancy)
 $6,965 + 750 tax deductible contribution to ArtTable = $7,715

Member price (Double occupancy)
 $6,285 + 750 tax deductible contribution to ArtTable = $7,035

Guest price (Double occupancy)
 $6,635 + 750 tax deductible contribution to ArtTable = $7,385

November 30, 2017 | 1st payment: $1,990

December 20, 2017 | 2nd payment: (dependent on type of room)
Member (Single Occupancy): $4,975
Member (Double Occupancy): $4,295
Guest (Double occupancy): $4,645

January 26, 2018 | 3rd payment: $750

The third and final payment includes the $750 tax deductible contribution to ArtTable. If you would like to make your contribution earlier, please contact Mary Beth Brown at mbbrown@arttable.org or by calling 212-343-1735 ext. 10

Guests are invited to come with a member. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a memberThis trip has limited spaces and is expected to sell out. We encourage you to book early! 

-Full itinerary details will be issued after booking is confirmed
-Activities are subject to availability at time of booking, we will do our best to keep any changes minor
-Final Price is determined after itinerary is confirmed by the traveler (depending if the traveler opts for extra add-ons such as room upgrade, additional nights and other added amenities) 

Cancellation Policy:
Before 12/20, a $500 administrative fee will be charged; before 1/31, the first deposit will be retained; after 1/31 trip charges are non-refundable but transferrable. Travel insurance protection is strongly recommended.

This trip is being organized by Curagenda (founded by Helen Homan Wu, ArtTable member and contemporary art curator). Curagenda re-envisions the way art, travel and contemporary cultures meet in a bespoke experience. Its curated trips offers unique travel opportunities to experience art, culture and cities through the eyes of insiders and cultural luminaries. In 2013, Helen (a New York native, originally from Hong Kong) was involved in the launch of Art Basel in Hong Kong producing the inaugural cultural events and managing VIP events around the city. Prior to that she designed VIP itineraries and tours for guest visitors to Art Hong Kong art fair. She was recently selected as the top 100 creatives by Origins Magazine. 

Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong skyline view
Duddell's interior 
Liang YI Museum, image courtesy of Hong Kong Tatler
OCAT shenzhen
Duddell's Dim Sum
Pedder Building
"Mirrored Gardens" a project by Vitamin and Sou Fujimoto, inspired by art critic Hu Fang's novel 
Asia Society

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