Hong Kong Book Fair 2020

Come and see the French Pavilion at Hong Kong Book Fair! This year, we will present you a large choice of comics and talk about them, surrounded by the images of the Petit Prince.

In collaboration with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the French Consulate General and Alliance Française will once again present the French Pavilion to the city’s annual Book Fair from 15 to 21 July 2020. This year the theme chosen is “Inspiration”. Renowned French-based Hong Kong artist LI Chi Tak has been invited to the Pavilion to interact with the local public.

To resonate the theme and in the context of the celebration of European “Comic strips” in 2020 conceived by the French government, the Consulate and Alliance Française have chosen to dedicate the French Pavilion to French Comics. "La bande dessinée"
This will highlight classic and contemporary French comics as well as new forms of reading through a digital exhibition. We have selected many comics to represent the art of comic books as well as possible.  Flip through world-renowned classics as Astérix, Tintin or the Smurfs and discover the very best of novelties for adults and kids! 

Join us to meet some of your favorite comic authors from Hong Kong and have your books signed at the same time.

French speak-dating! Thursday 16 July - 2 - 2.45 pm 

Enjoy a fun French time to speak, discover or practice the language.  A French rendez-vous ! Come and discover the French language through a fun speak-dating game with native speakers.

You will learn simple sentences, basic vocabulary and French greetings. A bientôt !

SPEAKERS : David Cordina, Jean-Baptiste Larramendy, Alliance Française de Hong Kong  
Venue: 1A-B15, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center

A journey exploring French and HK comics books...

Discover the books of HK artists who attended the most important Comics festival in the world -  Angoulême Comic Festival.

In January 2019, during the 46th festival of Angoulême, French Minister of culture Franck Riester announced that 2020 would be the “Year of comics” in France, through the BD 2020 set of events. And in early 2020, HKAC launched FEVER, the successor event of OUAT, with artists Lau Kwong-shingLi Chi Tak, and Yanai being invited to Angoulême, while being exhibited at Hong Kong Arts Centre. All three are publishing a book in French: Moon of the moon, by Li Chi Tak, in collaboration with Le Louvre Museum in Paris, Frankenstein Family by Yanai, and Fantaisie Ordinaire (Ordinary Day) by Lau Kwong-shing.

Li Chi Tak, Yanai and Lau Kwong-shing will hold a conference:  “Cultural Tour in Comics City - Angouleme in France” 
Date: 18 July 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 3-4pm
Venue: McAulay Studio, LB/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Organized by Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau, Hong Kong Arts Centre (Comix Home Base)

Please reserve your place at the following website. Enrolment is on a first-come-first-served basis.

Remark : after the talk, a book signing session by Chi-tak Li will be held from 5pm at Today Publications booth in the Hong Kong Book Fair.
Please purchase your Hong Kong Book Fair tickets to enter and participate if interested.

Li Chi Tak will be present for a presentation:  "From Hong Kong to Louvre Museum: a Journey Exploring French & HK Comics!".
Date: 20 July 2020 (Mon)
Time: 4-5pm
Venue: Cultural Event Stage, Hall 1A Concourse, HKECE

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