Around Mourning: A conversation with Patty Chang

Date: 26 September 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00pm
Venue:  Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, the University of Hong Kong
Speakers: Patty Chang (University Artist for 2017-19) and Pauline J. Yao (Lead Curator of Visual Art, M+)
Language: English
Free Admission. Registration Required.

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This event, part of the Faculty of Arts’ University Artists Scheme 2017-19, welcomes Los Angeles-based artist Patty Chang to the University of Hong Kong. Patty Chang will provide an introductory presentation of her work followed by a conversation with Pauline J. Yao, Lead Curator, Visual Art at M+.

Patty Chang is known for her work in performance, video, writing and installation that explores physical and emotional interactions and consequences of acts in relation to subjects that are often considered taboo such as death and loss. She currently holds the position of Professor of Art at USC Roski School of Art and Design…(please click on the image to read more)

Pauline J. Yao is Lead Curator, Visual Art, at M+. She has held curatorial positions at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and worked as an independent curator and writer in Beijing for six years, during which time she helped co-found the storefront art space Arrow Factory…(please click on the image to read more)

Master Class with Jeff Koons

Date: 28 March 2018
Time: 10:00am to 11:20am
Venue: CPD 242 – Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Language: English

Seats are limited, no reservations required. Students are given priority.

Guerrilla Girls Workshops

Date: 27 March 2018
Time: 12noon (first session) and 1:30pm (second session)
Duration: 50 minutes/ session
Venue: Room 4.30 Run Run Shaw Tower

To sign up, please contact Boyeon Chon (u3512050@connect.hku.hk); or you may just show up on the day and try your luck! Seats are limited though.

 

 

 

Behind the Scenes Lecture Series | Guerrilla Girls: Not Ready to Play Nice

Date: 26 March 2018
Time: 7:15pm
Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, HKU

Language: English

Free Admission. Registration required.

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The Guerrilla Girls (GG)
 
is an anonymous group of female artists who use facts, humor and outrageous (but fun) visuals ​to speak about gender and ethnic bias in the arts (which includes film and pop culture). Formed in New York City in 1985, the GG wear gorilla masks in public, hiding their identity in order to keep the focus on the issues, and because in theory, we are and can all be GG who want to draw attention to the gender inequality that exists not in perception but in institutional structures.

This will be their inaugural visit to Asia and we are proud that they have agreed to have their first performance in Asia at The University of Hong Kong.

HKU Faculty of Arts’ Behind the Scenes Lecture Series aims to bring high-profile speakers from the international art world such as artists, curators, art historians, directors of galleries or museums, auction house principals, conservators, to highlight the work of professionals who help to keep art accessible for audiences now and in the future, and to expand awareness of and appreciation for art.

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UOB    

 

Behind the Scenes Lecture Series | V&A: the Civic and the Global by Dr Tristram Hunt

Date: 22 March 2018
Time: 7pm
Venue: Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, HKU

Language: English
Free Admission.
Registration required.

 

 

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Dr Tristram Hunt, Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum, discusses how the Museum’s founding commitment to art, education and industry continues to define its purpose today. From the new Exhibition Road Quarter and the V&A Gallery in Shenzhen, to exhibitions on embroidery, Ocean Liners and Opera, the V&A’s past bridges its future. Tracing the Museum’s genesis from its Victorian roots in the Design School Movement of the 1830s and its establishment as the Museum of Manufactures in 1852, he considers how the V&A’s British, Germanic, Indian and Oriental origins have engendered a world-class collection: a cultural lens to consider the Museum’s evolving place in the world today. Dr. Hunt explores how museums can retain their relevance and purpose in our contemporary age of Brexit, Netflix and digital technology.

HKU Faculty of Arts’ Behind the Scenes Lecture Series aims to bring high-profile speakers from the international art world such as artists, curators, art historians, directors of galleries or museums, auction house principals, conservators, to highlight the work of professionals who help to keep art accessible for audiences now and in the future, and to expand awareness of and appreciation for art. Our past speakers include Larry Keith, Keeper of Conservation from the National Gallery, London and Marie-Louise Sauerberg of Westminster Abbey.

 

Major Sponsor:

UOB

Museum of Art on Wheels at HKU

Date: 28 February 2018
Time: 1:00 – 5:00pm
Venue: the open area near Pao Siu Loong Building and the Main Building

No registration required. Just drop by!

“Museum of Art on Wheels” is a mobile museum with an aim of engaging schools and community. Click here to read more about this on Hong Kong Museum of Art website!

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Job Interview Workshop

Date: 23 February 2018
Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm
Venue: Room 4.30 Run Run Shaw Tower

Quota: 15 (registration required; first come first served) Register by sending an email to Nicole Fung (fungnkn@hku.hk). State your name, year group, and contact number in the email for later confirmation. [FULL]

Instructor: Irene Tsang (Founder of Metta Works and the former Head of Education & Development for Asia Pacific at Tiffany & Co)

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Fine Arts Techniques Workshop

Date: 7 February 2018
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm
Venue: Room 4.19 Run Run Shaw Tower

This is essential learning for all art history majors and minors – but others are welcome as well. We’ll display numerous materials used for painting (oil, acrylic, ink, watercolor, gouache), drawing (chalk, pastel, charcoal, pencil, silverpoint), and printmaking (woodcut, engraving, etching, silkscreen), and you can try them out to better understand how artists work… This year, we are extremely fortunate to be joined by Ruth Weisberg, Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Southern California, who will demonstrate various contemporary and historical graphic techniques.

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Tea Gathering

Date: 24 January 2018
Time: 12:00 – 1:30pm
Venue: Room 4.19 Run Run Shaw Tower

The Department of Fine Arts is delighted to host a Tea Gathering for all students interested in the study of Fine Arts. Instructors and staff from the Department will be attending this tea to talk with students about our majors and minors, courses and other aspects of our programme.

We invite you to come to our Tea Gathering! Enjoy a light lunch with us and kick off this exciting second semester!

Symposium | It Begins with a Story: Artists, Writers, and Periodicals in Asia

Date: 11–13 January 2018
Venue: The University of Hong Kong

Language: Cantonese, English and Mandarin, with simultaneous interpretation provided

Organised by Asia Art Archive in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong, this symposium explores how periodicals have fostered conversations around art and emergent forms of visuality in twentieth-century Asia.

More information about the symposium and its related programmes is available here at the Asia Art Archive website.

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Thursday 11 January 2018

Venue: Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House

5pm | Welcoming remarks
Derek COLLINS, Dean, Faculty of Arts, The University of Hong Kong
Claire HSU, Co-founder & Executive Director, Asia Art Archive

5:10pm | Introduction
Chương-Đaì VÕ, Researcher, Asia Art Archive

5:30pm | Keynote | Reading the Zeitgeist
Speaker: Charles ESCHE, Director of Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and Co-founder of Afterall journal
Moderator: Yeewan KOON, Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts at The University of Hong Kong

 


Friday 12 January 2018

Venue: CPD-3.04, Run Run Shaw Tower

10:30am | War and Alternative Modernities

Transformational in Form, Socialist in Content: An Exploration of the Aesthetics and Content of Early Soviet Turkic Periodicals
—Michael ERDMAN, Curator, Turkish and Turkic Collections, The British Library

Pakistan Quarterly: Art Historical Evidence
—Samina IQBAL, Assistant Professor, Department of Media Studies, Lahore School of Economics

Improvisation and Ambiguity: Visual Artists, Revolution, and Debate in the Periodical Văn Nghệ During the First Indochina War (1946–1954)
—Phoebe SCOTT, Curator, National Gallery Singapore

Moderator: Chương-Đaì VÕ, Researcher, Asia Art Archive

12:15pm | Break

1:30pm | Underground and Overground

Manila, Punks, Robots: Towards an Alternative Cultural Cartography of 1970s to 1990s Manila Through Its Unofficial Publications
—Mervin ESPINA, Program Director, Green Papaya Art Projects, Manila

Connecting Art to Society: A Preliminary Look at Sunday Mingpao
—Anthony LEUNG Po-Shan, PhD in Cultural Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Korean Dissident Journal Creation and Critique (Changjakgwa Bipyeong): Envisioning an Alternative Modernity in the 1960s–1970s
—Hyejong YOO, Art Historian, Seoul

Moderator: Yeewan KOON, Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts at The University of Hong Kong

 


Saturday 13 January 2018

Venue: CPD-3.04, Run Run Shaw Tower

10:30am | Aesthetics and Internationalism

The Trespass of Non-design: The Avant-Garde Experiments of Designer and Its Surroundings
—CHIANG Poshin, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Tainan National University of the Arts

The Sekai-sei of Circulation: The Catalytic “World Relevance” of the Avant-garde Japanese Calligraphy Periodical Bokubi (1951–1960)
—Naomi KUROMIYA, PhD Candidate, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, New York

The Journal of Art and Ideas: A Genealogy of Transition
—Sophia POWERS, PhD in Art History, University of California, Los Angeles

Moderator: John TAIN, Head of Research, Asia Art Archive

12:15pm | Break

2pm | Intersections of Art and Mass Culture

Designing Prints, Documenting Cultures: Reviewing Bengali Periodical Covers and Illustrations, 1960s–1970s
—Spandan BHATTACHARYA, Adjunct Faculty for Film Studies, School of Culture and Creative Expressions, Ambedkar University Delhi

Kyegan Misool (1976–1988): The Flagship of Korean Art Journals
—Insoo CHO, Professor, Art Theory Department, School of Visual Arts, Korea National University of Arts

Mass Media as an Exhibition Site: Beijing Youth Daily and the 1994 Interior Design Art Proposals Exhibition
—WU Mo, PhD Candidate, History of Chinese Art, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Moderator: Sneha RAGAVAN, Researcher, Asia Art Archive

3:45pm | Break

4pm | Conversation with Li Xianting

Speaker: LI Xianting, Beijing-based Independent Critic and Curator
Moderator: Anthony YUNG, Researcher, Asia Art Archive

 

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