March is Art Month in Hong Kong, the time of year when denizens of the art world flock to Asia’s World City for a whirlwind spectacle of exhibitions and art-themed events. A longstanding champion of arts and culture, The Peninsula Hong Kong remains one of the central players during this thrilling month-long affair.
On 26 March, The Peninsula Hong Kong celebrated the launch of ‘Art in Resonance’, a global initiative by The Peninsula Hotels placing the spotlight on art’s ability to bridge cultures and foster connections. The evening was marked by the hotel unveiling each of the original, immersive installations created by inspiring, global contemporary artists. Renowned curators Bettina Prentice, and Isolde Brielmaier collaborated with emerging creatives for the showcase, selecting artists noted for pushing the boundaries of their mediums to inspire and innovate. The stunning, experiential installations by Janet Echelman, Iván Navarro, Timothy Paul Myers and Zhi-gang Lu, founder of Chinese architecture collective MINAX are connected by a shared goal: to evoke a collective physical and emotional response from viewers.
“As a global luxury hotel brand with a 90-year legacy, we understand the important place that art holds for humanity – it’s an inclusive, universal language that crosses borders and builds connections,” said Peter Borer, Chief Operating Officer, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited, owner and operator of The Peninsula Hotels. “Our great hope is that this multi-year programme will engage guests and the local public in a way that will bring a smile to everyone’s face.”
With ‘Art in Resonance’, The Peninsula Hotels seeks to deepen its enduring commitment to provide meaningful access to art around the world. The programme will travel from Hong Kong to The Peninsula Pais in the autumn of 2019, where additional, newly commissioned installations will be unveiled. This spring and autumn cadence will be replicated each year, as the programme travels and grows between The Peninsula’s ten locations and hotels under development in London, Istanbul and Yangon. The endeavour is supported by a robust schedule of artist talks, studio visits and panel discussions with renowned creators and thought leaders.