: 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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: Information Session | Christie’s Graduate Training Program 2018 Intake

Date: 7 December 2017
Time: 12:30 – 1:30pm
Venue: Room 4.36 Run Run Shaw Tower

Seating is on a first come, first served basis

The Department of Fine Arts is hosting a lunch hour session with Christie’s, for both current students and alumni who are interested in learning about the Christie’s Graduate Training Program. It will be an introduction of the programme’s 2018 intake, given by senior members of staff including Jonathan Stone (Chairman & International Head of Asian Art) and Melody Wei (Recruitment Manager, Asia). They will also offer insights into the role of a Christie’s specialist.

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: Information Session | Graduate Study in Art History

Date: 11 October 2017
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: Room 7.58 Run Run Shaw Tower

Topics covered in this session will include:

– Graduate study and careers. Which qualifications will you need?
– Different types of postgraduate study. MA, MPhil or PhD?
– Where to study. HK, US, UK, Canada, EU…
– Choosing the university and course that is right for you.
– Making a strong application.
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: Love Art at The Peninsula Presents “Bright Idea”: Evening discussion with Sir Michael Craig-Martin and Tim Marlow

Date: 20 March 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Doors open at 6pm
Seating is on a first come, first served basis

Venue: Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, The University of Hong Kong

Free Admission
Registration is required: https://bit.ly/2kkBuIM

The Department partners with The Peninsula Hong Kong for what promises to be a fascinating conversation with one of the leading figures of British conceptual art. As a hugely influential artist
in his own right and as an esteemed teacher, Sir Michael Craig-Martin is celebrated for his time as a tutor at Goldsmiths College, University of London… He is credited with having taught an emerging generation of artists who went on to become known as the Young British Artists or “YBAs”… In conversation with Tim Marlow, Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts, Sir Craig-Martin will look back on his ground-breaking career at the forefront of British contemporary art…

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: Tea Gathering

20170208 Tea GatheringDate: 8 February 2017
Time: 12:30 – 2:00 pm
Venue: Room 4.19 Run Run Shaw Tower

: The Dexit Party

The Dexit Party held in honour of Professor David Clarke for his many years of dedicated work at HKU

Date: 30 November 2016
Time: 6:15pm – 8:30pm
Place: Foundation Chamber (Old Music Library), Hung Hing Ying Building, Main Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Hung Hing Ying Building

Hung Hing Ying Building

Drinks and light snacks will be served.



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