1 Mar 2015
Knowledge in Context is an essential component of contemporary education that provides multiple perspectives and critical interpretations of historical and cultural issues around art practices. In an effort to help teachers to better adapt to this methodology, Teaching Labs 2015 will extend to subjects beyond art, including history, geography, and liberal studies as a way to add context to the modernisation of Hong Kong, China, and other regions in Asia. Each session will be led by experienced educators and researchers including AAA researchers Michelle Wong and Anthony Yung, and the winners of the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence, Peggy Kwan and Florie Tse. The programme is part of AAA’s commitment to build a supportive learning community in partnership with Hong Kong schools and educators.
Knowledge in Context starts with topics connected to modern China and Hong Kong. Teaching Labs workshop China 1980s—New Art of China in the Age of Modernisation and Social Transformation explores China’s reform period when ideologies, cultural values, and social expression changed with lasting effects. The second workshop Ha Bik Chuen Archive—Hong Kong Today focuses on how Hong Kong art in the 1960s through the late 2000s reflects the city’s social, ideological, and cultural transformation.
The 2015 Teaching Labs will concentrate on ideas of identity and the notion of global citizenship, while continuing to delve into the arts from other regions in Asia, including India and South Asia.
Documentation of the programme and material generated from AAA Teaching Community will be made available online for worldwide access, free of charge.
China 1980s—New Art of China in the Age of Modernisation and Social Transformation
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, we see crucial issues that transform society and perspectives, while coming to a better understanding of current conditions and future possibilities for China.
Time & Date: 28 Mar 2015 (Sat), 10am–1:30pm
Location: Jockey Club Ti-I College, 5-7 Lok King Street, Fotan, Shatin, Hong Kong (5 mins walk from Fotan MTR station Exit A)
Language: Cantonese with simultaneous translation in English
Speaker: Anthony Yung, Senior Researcher, Asia Art Archive
Ha Bik Chuen Archive—Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong-based artist Ha Bik Chuen is primarily known as a sculptor and printmaker, but he also had parallel practices: from photographing exhibitions he attended, to collecting materials such as illustrated magazines and artist portraits. Through looking at his archival materials, this workshop will explore how Hong Kong art in the 1960s through to the late 2000s reflects the city’s social, ideological, and cultural changes.
Time & Date: 18 Apr 2015 (Sat), 10am–1:30pm
Location: Asia Art Archive, 10/F Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan
Speaker: Michelle Wong, Researcher, Asia Art Archive