All posts tagged: Hong Kong City Hall

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Algorithmic Art: Shuffling Space and Time / Hong Kong City Hall / Dec 27 – Jan 10 / Valencia Tong / As I casually strolled into the dimly lit space of the group exhibition at City Hall, I considered a number of issues: the relationship between art and technology; how artists explore contemporary issues through the use of technology; whether machines can be creative – and whether machines that can think will threaten human existence. The sale of an art work generated by artificial intelligence at Christie’s in New York for almost US$500,000 sent shockwaves across the art world, as it tried to grapple with what the identity of an artist meant. So the exhibition Algorithmic Art: Shuffling Space and Time, curated by Hong Kong Arts Development Council 2017 Artist of the Year in Media Art Linda CH Lai, was a timely one. Coinciding with the exhibition, scholars and artists from around the world gathered at the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong, known for bridging art and science to foster creativity, for …

Microwave International New Media Arts Festival 2018 – Much Ado About Everything

October 26 – November 11, 2018 With the theme of Cyberia, the 2017 festival presented a series of media art works, performances and programmes to the general public that tried to redefine the notion of “live”. We questioned the concept in the context of people’s reactions to social media and live streaming, asking what’s next when technology has granted everyone the right on broadcast in real time. With so much enthusiastic participation next year, it posed the question of how to progress further. We know that technology has changed the way we live, behave and believe; we now have Uber, Airbnb, couchsurfing,blockchain, the development of artificial intelligence and other world-changing technologies. The main exhibition of the 2018 festival at Hong Kong City Hall, Much Ado About Everything, will showcase a series of art works made using technologies including artificial intelligence, data visualisation, immersive media, machine learning, blockchain technology, 3D printing. Another festival highlight will be our non-traditional conference, known as Unconference, at the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Center at the City University of Hong Kong in Kowloon Tong …

Art Upon an Island

Art Upon an Island, an exhibition organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, takes place until March 28 in the Exhibition Hall, 1/F, Low Block, Hong Kong City Hall. It features installations that demonstrate the artistic journey of two outstanding Hong Kong artists, taking visitors away from the hustle and bustle of the city to relax by the sea and delight in a thought-provoking experience of nature. As the name suggests, Art Upon an Island takes islands as its theme, with the artists travelling Hong Kong’s outlying islands. Through the art installations, the artists have established connections with visitors, making art part of their daily lives. The exhibition takes place at the same time as Art Basel, and the organisers hope to deepen global understanding of Hong Kong art by introducing alternative arts that audiences from around the world do not often see in the mainstream art market. The exhibition features the works 15.6 Creator Daily by Cheung Chi-wai and 107 No Man Islands by Simon Wan. In 2014 Cheung Chi-wai established Minim, a minimal space at the seaside on …