Minutes of the Forty-second Board Meeting

Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District
Authority
Private and Confidential
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
Minutes of the Forty-second Board Meeting
Held on Tuesday, 24 March 2015, at 2:30 p.m.
in Board Room, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority,
29/F, Tower 6, The Gateway, 9 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui,
Kowloon, Hong Kong
(Open Session)
Members Present:
The Hon Mrs Carrie LAM CHENG Yuet-ngor,
GBS, JP
Chief Secretary for
Administration (Chairman)
The Hon Ronald ARCULLI, GBM, GBS, JP
(Vice-Chairman)
Mr Adrian CHENG Chi-kong
Mr Chris IP Ngo-tung
Dr KAN Tai-keung, SBS
Mr Leo KUNG Lin-cheng, BBS, JP
Mr Andrew LAM Siu-lo, JP
Mr Victor LO Chung-wing, GBS, JP
Ir Dr Hon LO Wai-kwok, BBS, MH, JP
Dr Fredric MAO Chun-fai, BBS
Ms Cissy PAO Pui-lai, BBS
Mr Philip TSAI Wing-chung, JP
Mr WAN Man-yee, BBS, JP
Dr the Hon Allan ZEMAN, GBM, GBS, JP
Mrs Betty FUNG CHING Suk-yee, JP
Permanent Secretary for
Home Affairs
The Hon Paul CHAN Mo-po, MH, JP
Secretary for
Development
Mr James LAU, JP
Under Secretary for
Financial Services and
the Treasury
Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) of the West Kowloon
Cultural District Authority
(WKCDA)
Mr Michael LYNCH, CBE AM
Ms Bonny WONG
Director, CEO’s Office of
WKCDA (Secretary)
Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District
Authority
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In Attendance :
Mrs Avia LAI WONG Shuk-han
Mrs Sorais LEE KWAN Siu-kuen, JP
Deputy Secretary for Home
Affairs (3)
Project Manager (HAB)
Ms Sabrina LAW Chung
Principal Assistant
Secretary (West Kowloon
Cultural District)
Miss Bernadette LAM King-tung
Assistant Secretary (West
Kowloon Cultural District)
Mr Bruno LUK Kar-kin
Administrative Assistant to
Chief Secretary for
Administration
Press Secretary to Chief
Secretary for
Administration
Mr Andy LAM Siu-hong
Mr Duncan PESCOD, GBS, JP
Chief Operating Officer
(COO) of WKCDA
Dr CHAN Man-wai
Executive Director, Project
Delivery of WKCDA
Dr Lars NITTVE
Executive Director, M+ of
WKCDA
Mr Louis YU Kwok-lit
Executive Director,
Performing Arts of WKCDA
Mr Richard TSE Kin-pang
Executive Director,
Finance of WKCDA
Ms Eva KWONG
Executive Director,
Human Resources
Mr Michael RANDALL
General Counsel of
WKCDA
Ms Emily CHAN
Chief Technology Officer of
WKCDA
Mr Kingsley JAYASEKERA
Director, Communications
and Marketing of WKCDA
Ms Wendy LAM
Head, Communications
and Public Affairs of
WKCDA
Mr Dick KO
Head, Internal Audit of
WKCDA
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Absent with Apology
The Hon MA Fung-kwok, SBS, JP
Open Session with Webcasting
Chief Executive Officer’s Report
The Chairman said that this part of the meeting was open to
the public through live broadcast at the West Kowloon Cultural
District (WKCD) website. At the Chairman’s invitation, Mr Michael
LYNCH gave an update on various aspects of the Authority’s work
summarized as follows:
(a)
WKCD Public Open Space Bylaw: Management had
consulted the WKCDA Consultation Panel, Yau Tsim Mong
District
Council,
arts
and
cultural
groups
and
representatives of nearby residents. Board Chairman joined
the town hall meeting for 18 District Councils on 9 March
2015 to brief District Councils members on the latest
development of the WKCD and received feedback on the draft
Bylaw. WKCDA would refine the draft Bylaw before
introducing it to LegCo for positive vetting.
(b)
Performing Arts Programme: Ticket sales, media coverage
and marketing efforts for “Rising Stars of Cantonese Opera”
held from 21 February to 2 March 2015 were reported.
(c)
M+ Programme: The fourth M+ Public Forum “Where We are
Now and Where We are Going” was held on 10 March 2015.
“Mobile M+: Moving Images” was ongoing until 26 April 2015.
(d)
WKCDA’s Annual Press Conference at Art Basel (14
March 2015): International media were updated on the
progress and development of various facilities and on the
progress of M+.
(e)
M+ Internship programme for Venice Biennale: The
programme included taking 12 interns to Venice to support
the exhibition by TSANG Kin-wah curated by M+ as Hong
Kong’s participation at the Venice Biennale.
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(f)
Acquisition: M+ acquired the painting ´S. S. Rajputana
leaving the port of Bombay – 29th August 1931´ by the
contemporary Indian artist Atul Dodiya with the Brown
Family Annual Acquisition Fund at Art Basel HK 2015.
2.
The Chairman welcomed the internship programme which
was in line with the Government’s initiative to broaden students’
exposure. She asked how the interns were selected and whether they
would be retained after the Venice Biennale.
Dr Lars NITTVE
explained the selection process and criteria and that interns would
not be retained by default but the experience would be taken into
account if they applied to join M+ in the future.
3.
Dr KAN Tai-keung commented that Venice Biennale was now
being curated by M+ and queried its decision on presenting solo
exhibitions instead of dual/group exhibitions which the Arts
Development Council had done in the past. He believed the arts
sector would like to know the reason behind the decision. The
Chairman asked M+ to prepare a summary for the Board’s discussion
after the Venice Biennale.
West Kowloon Cultural District Authority
April 2015
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