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The International Association of Art Critics Hong Kong (AICAHK)

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The International Association of Art Critics Hong Kong (AICAHK) comprises of art critics living in Hong Kong who have actively published about art and/or participated in radio or television programmes on a regular basis.

The objectives of the Association are:
to promote art criticism as a discipline and contribute to its methodology
to protect the freedom of critical expression and the ethical and professional interests of art critics, and co-operate in defending their rights
to maintain an active international network for Members, with the aid of available technologies and encouragement of face-to-face encounters
to contribute to the mutual understanding of visual arts and aesthetics in all cultures
to stimulate professional relationships across political, geographical, ethnic, economic and religious boundaries
to defend impartially, freedom of expression and thought, and oppose arbitrary censorship
to facilitate exchange of information in the field of the arts

The International Association of Art Critics, Hong Kong was established in 1996 as the local branch of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).

AICA is a NGO, founded in 1950 under the patronage of UNESCO, whose objective it is to support art criticism in all its forms, worldwide and to keep pace with its changing disciplines. With its Headquarters in Paris, AICA represents and promotes the activities of the Association’s 4,200 members, grouped into 64 different Sections, throughout the world.

AICAHK is composed of art critics, professors, curators and art professionals active in Hong Kong to enhance artistic and intellectual awareness in Hong Kong and develop international co-operation in the fields of cultural development.


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