BOOKED: 2021, Tai Kwun Contemporary's third annual celebration of art and publishing, features over 80 local and non-local participants—including artists, publishers, organisations, booksellers and more—presenting artist-made and artist-centred books, including zines, photo books, monographs, and critical or experimental writing, alongside associated publications and ephemera.
This year, due to the pandemic, BOOKED: 2021 is presented within various “pop-ups” throughout the heritage buildings at Blocks 01, 03, and 09, around the Parade Ground of Tai Kwun, and will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measures. As a special "boutique" edition, BOOKED: 2021 brings together not only Hong Kong-based participants but also non-locals contributing from a distance through a special “twin” partner programme. BOOKED: 2021 also offers a programme of editions, special projects, and talks and workshops, both on-site and online, fostering a platform for creative practitioners and publishers who are invested in books as a medium of artistic and intellectual expression to share their work with public audiences.
As a special “boutique” edition, BOOKED: 2021 will temporarily move from its previous location at JC Contemporary to various “pop-ups” in Blocks 1, 3, and 9. This temporary measure will spread out the event across multiple spaces and will enliven the heritage buildings around the Parade Ground and Tai Kwun. Tickets will be free, but pre-registration is strongly advised. Please get an admission sticker at Parade Ground upon arrival.