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Art in the Bar, 14 September, 6 pm

Cobo House  I  Duddell’s  I  Halcyon  I  Ping Pong  I  Potato Head  I  Runway  I  Salon 10  I  Shore  Tartine I  The Pawn    

Adrian Wong (Hong Kong) I  Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia) I  Chen Tianzhuo (China) I  Morgan Wong (Hong Kong) I  Chim↑Pom (Japan) I  Rabbya Naseer and Hurmat Ul Ain (Pakistan) I  Come Inside (Hong Kong) I  Samson Young (Hong Kong) I  Deng Dafei (China) I  Tao Hui (China) I  Erkka Nissinen (Hong Kong based) I  The Utopia Group (China) I  Hu Weiyi (China) I  Tromarama (Indonesia) I  Korakrit Arunanondchai (Thailand) I  Wong Ping (Hong Kong) I  Li Ming (China) I  Xu Qu (China)

Asian video art will take over Hong Kong’s hottest bars for one night only this September when CoBo Social, Asia’s first online and offline art community platform, presents Art in the Bar. On 14 September (Thursday) from 6pm onwards, Art in the Bar will take place across 11 of the city’s hottest bars, who will team up with CoBo Social to offer special promotions, performances and screenings of cutting-edge video art. Art in the Bar aims to introduce the best of Asian video art to diverse audiences by bringing art directly to the community. The accessible and social setting encourages viewers to simply sit back and enjoy the artwork from over 18 artists from around Asia including Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and China such as Samson Young (Hong Kong), Chen Tianzhuo (China), Tromarama (Indonesia) and Korakrit Arunanondchai (Thailand).

Art in the Bar will act as a preview to CoBo Social’s new online initiative, Video Art Asia. The dedicated online archive and research platform, which will launch after Art in the Bar, is the region’s first digital archive of Asian video art works, and is set to become a pivotal reference for artists, curators, researchers and collectors alike.

To partake in Art in the Bar and enjoy the special promotions, guests just need to check-in on Facebook with the unique event ID at each location. The check-in will allow participants to enjoy the one-night special offerings. The launch of Video Art Asia marks an on-going shift in Hong Kong’s increasingly developing cultural landscape, which continues to accommodate creative experimentations and new discoveries in the artistic fields. With this same spirit of adventure and experimentation, CoBo Social brings Hong Kongers from all walks, Art in the Bar.



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