Kwai Fung Salone
AFTERNOON SESSION III & IV (14:30 -16:30) | ART TALK: ENJOY COLLECTING
Session III | 14:30 - 15:30 | Cantonese
The Joy of Collecting & What Makes Art Valuable
by Mr. Kevin Ching (Consultant Chairman Emeritus for Sotheby’s Asia)
Discussion moderated by Mr. Edward Fung (Director of Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery)
Mandarin interpretation will be provided for the Cantonese session
Session IV | 15:30 - 16:30 | Mandarin
Art in the Digital Era
by Mr. Larry Zhu (Partner of Bain & Company)
Discussion moderated by Mr. Warren Cheng (Director of Fine Art Asia and Wui Po Kok)
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December 10th, 2022, Saturday
JC Cube Auditorium, Tai Kwun
10 Hollywood Road, Central
Session III : The Joy of Collecting & What Makes Art Valuable
14:30 - 15:30 | Conducted in Cantonese
Mr. Kevin Ching
Consultant Chairman Emeritus for Sotheby’s Asia
Mr. Kevin Ching is currently the Consultant Chairman Emeritus at Sotheby’s Asia. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Sotheby’s Asia for over 15 years, nearly a third of the house’s 48-year history in Hong Kong. His leadership at Sotheby’s cemented its leading position in the Asian market. Mr. Ching was previously a board executive director and group legal counsel for Dickson Concepts (International) Limited, in charge of its legal and general business affairs in the international world of luxury fashion, watches and jewellery. As a lawyer by training, Mr. Ching was a partner and Chief Representative in Beijing at Johnson Stokes and Master, one of Hong Kong’s largest law firms. He holds a Master’s in Law from London University.
Mr. Edward Fung
Director of Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery
A freelance writer born in Hong Kong and graduate of The University of Hong Kong’s Law School, Mr. Edward Fung practised as a solicitor in Hong Kong for 27 years, focusing on investments in China and corporate finance, before retiring at the age of fifty. His love of literature, history and philosophy is accompanied by a broad interest in different type of art. As the officer-in-charge of Kwai Fung Art Publishing House since 2007, he has served as the editor-in-chief and concept designer for over 30 art catalogues and monographs, including four international publications: Zao Wou-Ki 1935-2008 (2010), Li Huayi: Landscapes from a Master’s Heart (2017), Ai Xuan: A Silent Dreamland from a Master’s Heart (2019) and Lalan (2022).
Session IV : Art in the Digital Era
15:30 - 16:30 | Conducted in Mandarin
Mr. Larry Zhu
Partner, Bain & Company
Mr. Larry Zhu is a Partner of Bain & Company. He is the Chairman of Bain Greater China Strategy Practice, and a senior leader in Bain Technology Practice. Mr. Zhu is also a guest professor in Tsinghua Sotheby's Institute, and several other renowned education institutions. Previously, Mr. Zhu was the Chief Operating Officer for Sotheby’s Asia. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BSc from Fudan University.
Mr. Warren Cheng
Director of Fine Art Asia and Wui Po Kok
Mr. Warren Cheng is a director of Fine Art Asia, and a co-founder of the Hong Kong Antique and Art Galleries Association. He is a Hong Kong-based, third-generation antique dealer specialising in Chinese archaic art. His gallery, Wui Po Kok, was founded in the 1980s. In the few decades of its operation, the gallery has successfully helped prestigious international collectors and museums alike to reach new heights in their collections of Chinese art. Mr. Cheng holds an MA in Comparative and Public History from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an MA in Buddhist Studies from The University of Hong Kong. He attended Brown University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and then worked for the Boston Consulting Group. In recent years, he has been working to blend antiques and technology to present the ancient arts in a new light.
The speakers are participating without receiving any payment or benefit of any form. Any information, opinions and views shared or expressed in this symposium are based on personal research and opinion. The viewpoints of the individual speakers are not representative of Kwai Fung Hin and do not constitute an endorsement of any artists, products or artworks.
About Kwai Fung Salone
Established by Kwai Fung Hin in 2022, Kwai Fung Salone is a platform for art and cultural programming located in Tai Kwun, the symbolic heart of Hong Kong’s cultural heritage scene.
The Salone houses exhibitions and events that champion both local talents and international masters across different artistic, literary and cultural disciplines.