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Grand Art Tour
to Europe
Aug 2017

We  have organised a Grand Art Tour to Europe in which we visited Documenta 14 and Skulptur Projekte Münster in Germany, as well as La Biennale di Venezia in Italy by walking or cycling. Having visited three important art exhibitions in one go, the Grand Tour offered us depth and insights into art appreciation.

Exclusive Art Guide

Dr Arthur Chan was the Programme Coordinator and Lecturer at Hong Kong Art School from 2009 to 2016. He has guided a number of overseas art tours for Hong Kong Art School. In parallel, he is a practicing artist and architect. He has exhibited locally and internationally. His sculpture installation artwork was awarded the winner prize in the London International Creative Competition in 2013. He has won over 70 design awards in the US, UK, HK, etc. His artwork is also collected by private sectors.

Event Details

Documenta 14 (Kassel, Germany)

This is a once-in-5-year show. The show started in 1955 and it came to 14th edition in 2017. There were over 160 international artists presenting their work at more than 30 different sites, public institutions, squares, cinemas and universities. 

Skulptur Projekte (Münster, Germany)

This is a once-in-10-year show. The exhibition started in 1977 and it came to its 5th edition in 2017, in which 35 newly created works with over 40 existing works from previous editions were exhibited. In that year, Hong Kong–born dancer and choreographer, Scarlet Yu, was also featured in the show.

La Biennale di Venezia, Viva Arte Viva (Venice, Italy)

This is one of the most prominent art shows in the world and it featured 120 artists from 51 countries in 2017. In that year, the Hong Kong pavilion hosted the solo exhibition of Samson Young’s work curated by Ying Kwok.