All posts tagged: The University of Hong Kong

Asia Art Archive

It Begins with a Story: A Symposium on Artists, Writers, and Periodicals in Asia – Register Now 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. Periodicals are exemplary for how they bring technologies of word, image, and print together with notions of aesthetics, practices of viewing, and circuits of dissemination. The adage “modernism began in the magazines” is certainly true for Asia, where print media has been instrumental in taking debates, discourses, and images of art to wide audiences. Periodicals have been more than just platforms or sites for artistic experimentation and exhibition; they have themselves shaped and staged them. In so doing, periodicals have played a defining role in forming diverse publics for art in Asia. The papers presented in the symposium explore periodicals in relation to emerging practices that cut across genres, new nomenclatures and aesthetic propositions, verbal and visual manifestos, the production of alternative publics and communities for art, …

LOVE ART AT THE PENINSULA PRESENTS “BRIGHT IDEA”

by Sir Michael Craig-Martin RA, in conversation with Tim Marlow from Britain’s Royal Academy of Arts   Free admission. Online registration is required: ticketflap.com/love-art Monday, 20 March 2017 6.30 – 8 pm  (Doors open at 6pm. Seating is on a first come, first served basis) Grand Hall, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Centre, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong (MTR Station: HKU Exit C1) The University of Hong Kong’s Department of Fine Arts partners with The Peninsula Hong Kong for what promises to be a fascinating conversation with one of the leading figures of British conceptual art. Both 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, between 1974 and 1988, and between 1994 and 2000, when he taught an emerging generation of artists who went on to become known as the Young British Artists or YBAs. This group included some of the biggest names in contemporary art today – Damien Hirst, Julien Opie, Sarah …