Teaching Labs | China 1980s: Art in the Age of Social Transformation

When Sat, 25 Feb 2017
Where A Space, Asia Art Archive, 10/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Language English

Talk by AAA Researcher Anthony Yung for Teaching Labs.

How does art reflect and respond to social transformation? The 1980s was an important period in the establishment of today’s China, where changing ideologies led to shifts in social and cultural values and expressions. Through the lens of art, the talk explores crucial issues that transform society and perspectives, while coming to a better understanding of current conditions and future possibilities for China.

The talk also introduces Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980–1990, an archiving project that documents a key period of Chinese art history. Participants will break into discussion groups to consider ways of applying these materials in a classroom setting.

A guided tour for educators around AAA Library to follow.

Outline and Keywords

Target: Teachers of all curricula and disciplines are welcome. The talk is also open to students and the public. No prior knowledge of art is required.
Quota: 60
Fee: Free

Registration deadline: Mon, 20 Feb 2017

To request written proof of the programme for approval from your school, please contact us via or 2844 1121. A certificate will also be given upon request pending full attendance of the talk.

AAA will arrange child care by university volunteers for teachers with children 3+ years old during the talk. Please contact us via or 2844 1121 for further details.

Teaching Labs is an annual professional development series to build a supportive learning community in partnership with Hong Kong schools and educators. The talk is part of Teaching Labs: Contemporary Contexts series. By sharing online resource materials that can be incorporated into the classroom, AAA researchers aim to enrich teachers’ knowledge of the contemporary art ecology.

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Image: Wu Shanzhuan, Today No Water, 1986.
Image: Zhang Peili, ‘Musical Pause’, 1985.
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