Artis­tic Ap­pre­ci­a­tion

ASIA ART ARCHIVE DIN­NER

Hong Kong Tatler - - Faces -

Women in the arts was the talk­ing point of the night when art afi­ciona­dos joined forces at the China Club for the an­nual gala din­ner of the Asia Art Archive. Reina Chau and Alan Lo were among the crowd at the cock­tail re­cep­tion, dur­ing which guests en­joyed an eclec­tic per­for­mance of jazz, funk, blues and soul by the Bri­tish band Head Clowns be­fore tak­ing their seats for din­ner.

Co-founders Claire Hsu-vu­chot and John­son Chang, fresh from re­ceiv­ing Mont­blanc de la Cul­ture Arts Pa­tron­age Awards, gave wel­com­ing ad­dresses. Claire, the archive’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, un­der­scored its work in ad­dress­ing the gen­der im­bal­ance in art col­lec­tions and women’s vis­i­bil­ity in art his­tory. The live auc­tion was a high­light as usual, with the top-sell­ing lots com­ing from Chi­nese artists Luis Chan, Liu Ye and Huang Rui. In keep­ing with the theme, the bid­ding pad­dles bore im­ages from the Guer­rilla Girls, a group of anony­mous fem­i­nist artists, and the dec­la­ra­tion “Women make art his­tory.” The funds raised will sup­port the archive in its ef­forts to make art ac­ces­si­ble to all.

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