In partnership with United Overseas Bank, Art Central’s upcoming third edition will be staged on the Central Harbourfront, Hong Kong from Tuesday, 21 March to Saturday, 25 March 2017 (VIP Preview / First Night Monday, 20 March). The collaboration is testament to both organisations’ shared commitment to providing meaningful opportunities for the discovery of and experimentation in contemporary art, which in turn helps to support the next generation of creative talent from across Asia and the world.
The sumptuous affair will be headlined by a pop-up French bistro Le Marché, custom created by Michelin-starred Chef Philippe Orrico of ON Dining. The flagship restaurant, an innovative yet casual concept, promises to recreate the vibrant market culture of Europe to offer guests an immersive gourmet experience. Street Food Central at Art Central will also return with delectable fares from acclaimed Aloha, Bread and Beast, Brickhouse, Beef & Liberty, Initial, Mrs. Pound, Teakha and Fernet Hunter.
Committed to creating an all-around sensory experience, Art Central will indulge fairgoers with gastronomical treats, complemented by an exciting programme of live performance art, interactive sound-installation in collaboration with Swarovski and a MEDIA X MUMM champagne bar with immersive video-installations. The award-winning chefs work together with Art Central to extend the cultural experience of the Fair in Street Food Central, ensuring a creative and relaxing environment within which to unwind. The selected eateries cater to every palate. From European cuisine, Asian fusion to Latin American flavours, Le Marché and Street Food Central at Art Central vows to offer something for everyone.
About Art Central
Now in its third edition, Art Central is recognised as a place of discovery and a platform for quality artworks from more established names to be exhibited alongside cutting-edge works by emerging artists. Staged within a 10,000 sqm architect-designed structure, the strong gallery line-up is complemented by a dynamic five-day programme that includes interactive installations, experimental film and performance, engaging panel discussions, as well as some of Hong Kong’s hottest eateries.
Billed as one of the most anticipated events on the city’s cultural calendar, the 2016 Fair welcomed over 32,000 international collectors, curators and art enthusiasts, adding a fresh new style to Hong Kong Art Week and firmly establishing itself as an unmissable art event.
About United Overseas Bank
United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, UOB operates through its head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and representative offices.
Since its incorporation in 1935, UOB has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions. Today, UOB is rated among the world’s top banks: ‘Aa1’ by Moody’s and ‘AA-‘ by Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings.
UOB plays an active role in the community, focusing on art, children and education. It has, over more than three decades, held the longest-running art competition in Singapore, the UOB Painting of the Year, which has since been extended across Southeast Asia. In recognition of its contributions to the arts, UOB was conferred the Singapore National Arts Council’s Distinguished Patron of the Arts Award for the twelfth consecutive year in 2016. UOB also encourages its employees across the region to be involved in its regular volunteer activities. This includes the annual UOB Heartbeat Run which is held in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.