Swire Properties Dialogue Series at Art Basel Hong Kong 2024

Art-Partners gladly organized the "Swire Properties Dialogue Series" at Art Basel 2024. This year, the Swire Properties VIP lounge 'HORIZON', a simple and elegant structural form created by the evocative interplay between a dramatic reflective canopy representing the sky and the landscape below, was designed by renowned design studio Snøhetta with a commitment to the best sustainable practices. 

Art-Partners invited distinguished speakers, including First Nations Australian artist Daniel Boyd, who created the scale installation Doan at Pacific Place as the only offsite project of Art Basel Hong Kong's Encounters sector; internationally acclaimed Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos, whose site-specific installation Enchanted Forest at ArtisTree and Valkyrie Seondeok at Two Taikoo Place, marked her debut exhibition in Hong Kong, as well as remarkable speakers and moderators such as Suhanya Raffel (Museum Director of M+ Museum Hong Kong)Tim Reeve (Deputy Director and COO of V&A Museum in London), Jessica Zhang (Director, Today Art Museum), Rahul Jacob (FT Weekend contributor) and Tracy Zhang (Publisher at FT Chinese), among others. The thought-provoking and engaging dialogue covered subjects from contemporary art market to Artificial Intelligence, reinventing museum to sustainable design thinking, and the life stories of the artists, drawing a broad audiences at the art fair. 

Date: March, 2024

Talk 1 : Artist Daniel Boyd in Conversation with Alexie Glass-Kantor
Moderator: Alexie Glass-Kantor, Curator of Encounters, Art Basel Hong Kong
Speaker: Daniel Boyd, Artist

Talk 2 : The Life & Times of Joana Vasconcelos
Moderator: Rahul Jacob, FT Weekend contributor, Former Hong Kong Bureau Chief, FT
Speaker: Joana Vasconcelos, Artist

Talk 3 : Future Perfect / Imperfect – Reinventing Museums in an Age of Distraction
Moderator: Rahul Jacob, FT Weekend contributor, Former Hong Kong Bureau Chief, FT
Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director, M+ Hong Kong
Tim Reeve, Deputy Director and COO, V&A, London

Talk 4 : Sustainability, Community and Biodiversity: Shaping Public Spaces for Civic Life
Moderator: Yoko Choy, China Editor, Wallpaper* Magazine
Kathryn Gustafson, FRIBA RDI, Co-founder, Gustafson Porter + Bowman
Richard Wood, Managing Director Asia, Snøhetta, RIBA, ARB, M.Arch

Talk 5 : Value and Expression: How Contemporary Art is Impacted by Artificial Intelligence
Moderator: Tracy Zhang, Publisher, FTChinese.com
Bohan Sun, Founder of SBHstudio
Jessica Zhang, Director, Today Art Museum
Larry Zhu, Partner, Bain & Company

Talk 6 : From Millennials to Gen Z: Iteration in Artistic Creation and Collection
Moderator: Tracy Zhang, Publisher, FTChinese.com
Bao Dong, Artistic Director and Curator, Beijing Dangdai Art Fair
Fang Fang, Founder, Star Gallery
Jean Qian, Managing Director, Sotheby’s China
Ju Ting, Artist

 Client: Swire Properties


Artist Party 

Art-Partners was proud to be the project manager of the Swire Artist Party 2024, which was co-organised by Swire Properties and the Victoria & Albert Museum. For the first time, the Swire Artist Party was hosted adjacent to the artwork installations at Two Taikoo Places. Special thanks to our partners, the event had a fantastic turnout, with 847 guests attending on the evening of March 27.

As guests arrived, they were greeted by the impressive Antony Gormley's Shelf II sculpture—a permanent installation that Art-Partners was instrumental in bringing to life. After enjoying the delectable food and drinks prepared by Ask for Alonzo, the attendees made their way to The Double by 1880, the venue for the main event.

The space was transformed into an expansive dance floor, over which Joana Vasconcelos's Valkyrie Seondeok was suspended. In the evening, starry lights illuminated the hand-crafted details. The neon lights in Taikoo Place guided guests to discover Vasconcelos's immersive installation Valkyrie.