Scene/Asia Annual Event 2017

SAHKOn 20 – 21 March, Scene/Asia Annual Event 2017 will be held at Hong Kong Arts Centre. The event will be consisted of tripartite structure; with, first,  an Asian Artist Interview Marathon with five artists (from Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea); second, a key-note interview session with Taiwanese visionary Chen Chieh-Jen; and, three, our annual symposium focusing on the topic of how Asian democracies, which have been distorted and distributed from the power of the ‘other’, are being addressed and articulated by contemporary artists. Free admission (booking required).Free admission (booking required).
Date: Monday, 20 March 2017 13:30 〜  Tuesday 21 March 13:00〜 (Registration starts 30 minutes before on both days)

Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre McAulay Studio (2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong)

Participating Artists: Fahmi Reza, Ho Rui An, Candace Chong Mui-ngam, Hansol Yoon, Akira Takayama (in the order of the interview session) / Chen Chie-Jen

Please book your seat through this link.


Monday, 20 March 2017
Asian Artist Interview Marathon
at McAulay Studio Hong Kong Arts Centre
13:00 -13:30 Registration and Check-in open for audience
13:30 – 13:40 Introduction and Opening Remark for Day 1
13:40 – 14:40 Interview and Q&A Session with Fahmi Reza (moderator Kyoko Iwaki)
14:40 – 15:40 Interview and Q&A Session with Ho Rui An (moderator Kenneth Tay)
15:40 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Interview and Q&A Session with a Candace Chong Mui-Ngam (moderator Ruijun Shen)
17:00 – 18:00 Interview and Q&A Session with Hansol Yoon (moderator Kim Juyeon)
18:00 – 19:10 Interview and Q&A Session with Akira Takayama (moderator Chiaki Soma)
19:10 – 19:20 Closing Remarks
(All interviews will be conducted in English)

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Key Note Interview Session with Chen Chie-Jen and
Scene/Asia Annual Symposium at McAulay Studio
13:00 – 13:10 Introduction and Opening Remark for Day 2
13:10 – 14:40 Interview and Q&A Session with Chen Chie-Jen (Moderated by Gong Jow-Jiun)
14:40 – 15:00 Coffee Break
15:00 – 17:00
Symposium: ‘(Un)Doing Democracies in Asia: Performance, Narratives and Silence’
Panels: Fahmi Reza, Ho Rui An, Akira Takayama, Hansol Yoon and Scene/Asia members.
(Moderated by Kyoko Iwaki in English)
17:00 – 17:15 Q&A Session
17:15 – 17:20 Closing Remarks
17:20 – 18:30 Post-Symposium Gathering with participants and audience

Organised by Arts Commons Tokyo
Supported by Japan Foundation – Asia Center and the Saison Foundation
In Collaboration with Hong Kong Arts Centre

The booklet can be downloaded here.


Chen Chieh Jen

Fahmi Reza