Intelligence Squared Asia Debate
Motion: Art Must Be Beautiful

Hong Kong Convention Center

May 27, 2011

Intelligence Squared Asia Debate

Motion: Art Must Be Beautiful

Intelligence Squared Asia is proud to host its annual cultural debate in Hong Kong, “Art Must Be Beautiful."

IQ2 Asia will present four leading voices in the arts to argue the questions: Can aesthetic standards of the day dictate the long-term value of art? Who defines taste? Do parameters of institutional validation differ from collector ideals? Does concept in art triumph over creation? Is meaning in art an obligation or an afterthought?

Lars Nittve, Executive Director of M+ for West Kowloon Cultural District Speakers

Speakers for Motion:
David LaChapelle, acclaimed Artist and photographer
Simon de Pury, Co-founder of Phillips de Pury & Co auction house

Speakers Against Motion:
Artist Ming Wong, Award-winning Singaporean multi-media artist
Stephen Bayley, former Chief Executive of London's Design Museum

Intelligence Squared Asia Debate
Date: Friday, May 27
Time: 7:00 - 8:30PM
Venue: Hong Kong Convention Center, Room N201
Motion: Art Must Be Beautiful

Tickets: www.hkticketing.com / +852 3128 8288
Further details: www.intelligencesquared.asia
David LaChapelle will be on exhibit at de Sarthe Fine Art in Hong Kong from May 25 to July 2nd.
Further details: www.desarthe.com