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Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong partners with Art HK to offer artistic treats

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong partners with Art HK to offer artistic treats

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

In collaboration with Art Basel, Hong Kong International Art Fair - ART HK, will this year take place from 17 to 20 May 2012.  Located in the heart of the city, the iconic Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has become the hotel of choice for many leading artists and gallery directors when visiting the city for either business or pleasure.

ART HK special accommodation package
Between the 15 and 21 May, guests can enjoy an exclusive ART HK package:
• Overnight accommodation in a luxurious room
• Breakfast in the Clipper Lounge or Café Causette
• Two tickets to ART HK, including access to the fair, an invitation to the Vernissage on the 16 May, use of the ART HK Lounge, access to all events related to the fair and a complimentary catalogue
• A welcome bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne
• Veuve Clicquot ART HK 12 - LUXE City Guide, exclusive edition

ART menu in the Michelin-starred Mandarin Grill + Bar
Michelin-starred chef, Uwe Opocensky will be offering guests of the Mandarin Grill + Bar a special Art inspired lunch and dinner menu, which will include tickets to ART HK.  Creative, inspired and designed to stimulate all the senses, guests will be amazed and delighted as they watch these artistic dishes named Sculpture, Graffiti, Photography, Painting and Music unfold in-front of them.

ART exhibition in the Clipper Lounge
The Clipper Lounge will also become home to an outstanding collection of art by Tang Kwok Hin, in conjunction with Amelia Johnson Contemporary.  Raised in one of Hong Kong’s last remaining walled villages, Kam Tin, and aged just 28, Hin has already been named ‘one of Hong Kong’s best young artists’ and awarded numerous accolades including ‘Young Artist of the Year’ by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2010 and first prize at The Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennale in 2009.  In addition he was selected as a finalist for the Asian Sovereign Art Prize in 2010 and 2011 and for the international Arte Laguna Art Prize, Venice in 2011.  Hin’s show ‘I call you Nancy’ will be inspired by Hong Kong life, people, architecture and family records of his fictitious sister, Nancy, which is poignant due to China’s one child policy.  Framed between the windows of the Clipper Lounge, these tiered glass and Perspex pieces of art will allow guests a peek into Nancy’s life.  The exhibition will run between 1 and 26 May 2012 for dining guests to enjoy.


ART cocktails in the M bar
Between 1 and 20 May, the fashionable M bar, perched on the 25th floor of the hotel, will also offer a series of must-try art-inspired cocktails.  Future will highlight their molecular skills with this whisky sour, hot and freezing, while Asia One will be made from vodka, yuzu, lychee, lime and pomegranate, and Art will be created using Champagne, vodka, raspberry, peach and lemon.  These cocktails will be priced at HKD120 for Future and Asia One and HKD180 for Art.  Guests enjoying a bottle of Veuve Clicquot in the M bar and the Captain’s Bar between 1 and 20 May will also receive two tickets to ART HK.

About ART HK
ART HK is organized by Asian Art Fairs Ltd and produced in collaboration with Art Basel.  In July 2011, MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd., a MCH Group company and organiser of Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, acquired a 60% ownership stake in Asian Art Fairs Ltd.  ART HK – Hong Kong International Art Fair has been held in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre since 2008.  Its success reflects the increasing importance of the Asian art market and the fact that Hong Kong is now the world’s third most important art market.  It is now firmly established as the premier art event in Asia and is a key fixture in the international art calendar.  ART HK prides itself as the best place in the world to see the latest developments in art from across Asia in the context of the best of international art from Europe and America.

Fair Director Magnus Renfrew brings over a decade of art industry experience to the Fair and recently featured in le Journal des Arts’ ‘100 Most Influential People in the Art World’ in February 2011 and in Art Review’s ‘Power 100’ in October 2010. Furthermore, Renfrew was named one of the 10 most influential figures in the Asian Art Scene by Chinese Contemporary Art News in February 2009.

Dates: 17 – 20 May 2012 / Press view: 16 May 2012