Afterwords is a website developed for the 2018 Gwangju Biennale “Faultlines” exhibition curated by Dr. Yeewan Koon. It documented a series of interviews with the participating artists held during the summer months of 2018. Artists included Hasan Elahi, Hyangro Yoon, Simon Leung, Nara Yoshitomo, Shitamichi Motoyuki, Joongho Yum, Byron Kim, Tara Donovan, Yoan Capote, Chen Wei, Luke Ching, Minjung Kim and Paolo Cirio. Visit the site to learn more.
Time: 5:00 – 7:00pm
Venue: Room 4.19, Run Run Shaw Tower
Quota: 15 (Registration required, first come first served)
Register by sending email to Nicole Fung (firstname.lastname@example.org). State your name and year group.
Instructor: Ms. Irene Tsang (Founder of Metta Works and the former Head of Education & Development for Asia Pacific at Tiffany & Co)
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Date: 6 November, 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30-6:00 pm
Venue: Room 7.58, Run Run Shaw Tower
This workshop specifically assists art history students in improving their high-level writing skills. Some relate to all forms of writing, while other elements are specific to art history. Topics include
-improving your writing style
-professional quotations and citations
-common grammatical mistakes
-sorting out past & present tense
Are you considering postgraduate study in art history or a related field? Many art-related careers require postgraduate qualifications. The Fine Arts department is holding an information session to help you choose the best programs for you and to improve your chances of acceptance. (Please click on the image to read more)
Welcome, and welcome back! The Department would like to give a warm welcome to all our new Fine Arts members, as well as all those who have decided to stay on. Professors will be there to tell us about new plans and activities scheduled for the upcoming year… (Please click on the image to read more)
Light lunch provided.
This is a lunchtime session for students to have an informal conversation with our University Artist Patty Chang. She will talk about her work from her performance art days to her current film work, and share her experience in being a woman artist, including issues around gender and what has changed from her early days in the 1990s and working today.
No registration required, but students may call 3917-2614 or send us an email to reserve a seat. (Please click on the image to read more)
Date: 26 September 2018 (Wednesday)
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+)
Free Admission. Registration Required.
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)
Date: 26 March 2018
Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, HKU
Free Admission. Registration required.
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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