Event Details

Asia Society Hong Kong brings our global 'Art for Breakfast' Series to the city during Hong Kong's international Arts Month. Members are welcomed to our JC hall for a light breakfast and conversations with new perspectives on the art market.



After a year of turbulence and despite the general depression of the global economy, topics of Greater China and Asia-Pacific's art market are still rapidly expanding. As we watch the region overtake the US to become the largest market share of public auction sales, Christie's headline Non-Fungible Token (NFT) art piece selling for a record-breaking $69 Million USD to a Singaporean blockchain entrepreneur, and a record high of $12.4 Billion USD for online art sales. It's about time to re-engage with innovative speakers and look to the future.



Join a live conversation with Jehan Chun, blockchain entrepreneur, Marian Ang, Phillips Auction House's NFT specialist and Nick Buckley Wood, Sotheby's Head of Private Sales with Calvin Hui, Founder of 3812 Gallery and Ink Now as moderator, while they share their vision, personal experiences and pathways to success in Art-Tech.

Speakers

  • Jehan Chun

    Jehan Chun

    Jehan Chun is Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Kenetic, a blockchain Venture Capital and cryptocurrency trading firm based in Hong Kong. A former front-end developer, he started
    investing in cryptocurrency in 2013 and has invested and supported over 100 projects. Jehan founded the Ethereum HK community (2014), co-Founded the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong (2014) and founded the Hyperledger HK community (2016).

    Jehan serves as co-Chairman of the Hong Kong Fintech Association Blockchain Committee, is enrolled in the Kauffman Fellows Program, is a Fellow of the Singapore University of Social Science and member of the Global Patrons Board of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He also sits on the Board of Para Site Art Space and is co-Founder and Board member of Social Alpha Foundation, a blockchain/social impact non-profit. Jehan holds a BA from Johns Hopkins University and MA from Hong Kong University.

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  • Marian Ang

    Marian Ang

    Marian Ang NFT Lead for the 20th Century and Contemporary Art team at Phillips Hong Kong. Prior to her role at Phillips, Marian worked as a solicitor in London specialising in intellectual property and technology law. A graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, she has also worked as a consultant for UNESCO in Paris and Beijing in the field of cultural heritage protection, specialising in the illicit trafficking of art and antiquities. She has lectured at the Institute of Art and Law and her writings have been published by the journal Art Antiquity and Law and the industry blog Art & Artifice.

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  • Nick Buckley Wood

    Nick Buckley Wood

    Nick Buckley Wood has been working in the art world in Greater China for over 10 years. Raised between Hong Kong and London, he was previously Director at Pearl Lam Galleries in Shanghai and Hong Kong, Asia Director of Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, and currently Director of Private Sales at Sotheby’s Hong Kong.

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  • Calvin Hui

    Calvin Hui

    Calvin Hui (Moderator) is an acclaimed cultural entrepreneur, art advisor, collector, and curator based in Hong Kong. He has been actively promoting modern and contemporary Chinese art over the last ten years, with a focus on ink art. In 2011, he co-founded 3812 Gallery in Hong Kong, and subsequently opened a sister gallery in London in 2018, which has seen a progressive expansion of his business internationally in recent years. Additionally, Calvin advises Ms. Pansy Ho, Co-Chairperson of MGM China Holdings Limited, to curate and build the MGM Cotai Chairman’s Collection, together with the MGM Cotai Corporate Art Collection.

    In 2018, Calvin founded INK NOW, the world’s first cultural brand specialising in the promotion of contemporary ink art. He then went on to launch INK NOW Art Expo in Taipei in 2019, which introduced the world’s first artificial intelligence ink artist by Victor Wong, marking the beginning of the TECH-iNK era. In November 2019, Calvin launched INK NOW Shanghai with the first international ink art symposium.

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Tickets

Art for Breakfast - Finding Art, NFTs and Tech’s Place in the Future

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Agenda

9 AM - 9:30 AM
9 AM - 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast box available for pick up
To be enjoyed breakfast box among ASHK outdoor area.
9:30 AM - 10:25 AM
Program
10:25 AM - 10:30 AM
Closing and End