Carrera Presents Liberatum Hong Kong

A Special Cultural Celebration in Hong Kong.



Carrera presents
Liberatum Hong Kong International Festival of Culture
27-29 April 2012

Founder and Artistic Director: Pablo Ganguli

Creative Director and Co-founder: Rosey Chan

Festival Producer: Josephine Lawrence

Official Festival Title Sponsor: Carrera

Official Festival Producer: Orient Unlimited

Official Venue Partner: The Lane Crawford Joyce Group

Official Hotel Partner: The Upper House

Official Festival International Media Partner: The Financial Times

Official Supporting Sponsor: Chloé

Official Cultural Partner: The British Council

Digital Media Partner: Hypebeast

Official VIP Programme Sponsors: Salvatore Ferragamo, SEVVA, KEE, Yardbird

Special Sponsor: Miele

Official Social Partner: ELEQT

Official Concierge Partner: Quintessentially

Official Trend Partner: WGSN
Festival Florist: Ellermann

Participants include Khalil Fong, Daniel Wu, Rossy de Palma, Wing Shya, Nobel Laureate Sir VS Naipaul, Paul Schrader, Rosey Chan, Terence Koh, Pharrell Williams, Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Mike Figgis, OMA Partner - Architect, David Gianotten and many others.

Carrera presents Liberatum Hong Kong will bring together international cultural icons, creative leaders and acclaimed artistic minds to Hong Kong to connect them with their counterparts in Asia through an original and captivating programme.

After the great success of Liberatum festivals in different parts of the world including Istancool in Istanbul, Liberatum’s founder and artistic director Pablo Ganguli and Liberatum co-founder and creative director for Hong Kong, Rosey Chan will bring leading artistic personalities from the world over to Hong Kong, with a programme aimed at captivating and opening global minds.

Some of the participants confirmed to attend include Grammy Award winning producer, musician and designer Pharrell Williams, renowned American screenwriter and filmmaker Paul Schrader, architect David Gianotten, Nobel prize winning author Sir VS Naipaul, photographer Wing Shya, singer Khalil Fong, iconic spanish actress Rossy de Palma, Italian Vogue editor in chief and fashion icon Franca Sozzani, leading French art dealer and gallerist Emmanuel Perrotin, Grammy Award winning producer and musician William Orbit, The Upper House designer Andre Fu, composer and pianist Rosey Chan, Chinese-Canadian artist Terence Koh, actor Daniel Wu, Academy Award nominated director Mike Figgis, film producer Nansun Shi and Russian artist Svetlana K-Lie among many others. In addition to the festival programme, Liberatum will present “Just Tell the Truth” short films made by Mike Figgis featuring David Lynch, Marina Abramovic, Jonas Mekas, Paul Auster, John Berger, Sir Peter Blake and Siri Hustvedt. Liberatum will also present a special showcase of legendary photographer’ Guy Bourdin’s work.
Carrera presents Liberatum Hong Kong promises to be a mesmerising festival of art, design, fashion, literature, film, music and ideas. Building on the achievements of the previous global festivals, our vision is to produce an awe-inspiring three-day cultural convention, featuring a diverse and stimulating programme, and further raising the profile of Hong Kong as a forward-thinking world city. Carrera presents Liberatum HK will enhance the reputation of Hong Kong as a great cultural city and pay tribute to Hong Kong’s cultural heritage. It will present an ambitious and original programme, which will aim to place Hong Kong firmly at the centre of the international cultural scene in 2012.

Hong Kong continues to evolve and an event such as Carrera presents Liberatum Hong Kong 2012 will serve to nurture the city’s cultural identity locally and on the world stage. Carrera presents Liberatum Hong Kong will be held at The Lane Crawford Joyce Group at One Island South in Aberdeen. The festival hotel and home is the Upper House located in Pacific Place.

For further information please contact: Liberatum E-mail:
UK/International press enquiries: Lisa Baker Phone: + 44 7768 310038 E-mail:


Public can attend free of charge and no need for a pass or ticket



* Liberatum cannot be held responsible for last-minute changes in the programme or if a participant is unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances.