Asia Art Archive and Hong Kong Museum of Art jointly present a day of panel discussions that mark the soft launch of Hong Kong Art History Research Pilot Project.

The Pilot Project is the beginning of a long-term endeavour to develop a publicly available resource platform to support art historical research. It also aims to develop a framework for building a richer contextual picture of Hong Kong’s art ecology in the 1960s and 70s.

In addition to conducting a new series of professionally documented interviews that include multiple voices and perspectives, this pilot project makes available a selection of materials from Hong Kong Museum of Art’s archive, Asia Art Archive’s collection, and valuable personal collections.

Programme

2:30 - 3:15pm

Introducing the ‘Hong Kong Art History Research - Pilot Project’

Introducing the ‘Hong Kong Art History Research - Pilot Project’

Eve TAM, Chief Curator of the Hong Kong Museum of Art
Hammad NASAR, Head of Research & Programmes, Asia Art Archive
Michelle WONG, Researcher, Asia Art Archive

3:15 - 4:30 pm

Approaches to Researching Art in Hong Kong

Approaches to Researching Art in Hong Kong

This panels looks at the various endeavours to research art in Hong Kong undertaken by existing and previous initiatives on which the current Pilot Project is anchored.

Speakers:

Victor LAI Ming-hoi
Associate Professor of Academy of Visual Arts,
Hong Kong Baptist University
Sophia LAW Suk-mun
Associate Professor of Department of Visual Studies,
Lingnan University
Jack LEE Sai-chong
Assistant Professor of Academy of Visual Arts,
Hong Kong Baptist University and
Co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Art History
Research Society
Moderator:
Eva MAN Kit-wah
Professor, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing
Hong Kong Baptist University 

4:45 - 6pm

Periodisation of Art in Hong Kong

Periodisation of Art in Hong Kong

This panel invites speakers from different disciplines - from cinema to sociology, literature, and exhibition making - to share approaches and insights. It explores how art history in Hong Kong can be informed by the efforts of other disciplines.

Speakers:

WONG Ain Ling
Film Critic and researcher
LUI Tai-lok
Head of Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong
Oscar HO Hing-kay
Professional Consultant of Cultural and Religious Studies,
Chinese University of Hong Kong
CHAN Chi-tak
Assistant Professor, Department of Literature and Cultural Studies,
Hong Kong Institute of Education

Moderator:
KOON Yeewan
Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts,
University of Hong Kong

 

Respondents:

Independent director and filmmaker Machi MA and independent curator/writer Venus LAU have been invited to respond to the Pilot Project - from its shape to the materials gathered and the panel discussion programmes - in writing. These texts will be published later on AAA and Hong Kong Museum of Art websites.

 

For any inquiries, please email michelle@aaa.org.hk.

 

AAA’s newly renovated library and The Collective School exhibition are open by appointment only starting Monday, 3 October. Register here to arrange a visit.