Asia Art Archive and Hong Kong Museum of Art jointly present a day of panel discussions to launch the second phase of the Hong Kong Art History Research Project.

Building on previous and current research efforts, including the first phase of the Project in 2013, the second phase continues to develop a richer picture of Hong Kong’s art ecology during the 1960–70s. The Project encourages research through collaboration by a process that does not only produce knowledge, but also circulates material that can generate more complex narratives.

Focused around a new series of documented interviews that cover multiple voices and perspectives, the Project has digitised a selection of materials from the archives of Asia Art Archive, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, and the personal collections of leading arts professionals.

Image: Hong Kong City Hall Museum and Art Gallery (1963).
Image: Hong Kong City Hall Museum and Art Gallery (1963).
Courtesy of Ha Bik Chuen family.

Programme

2:30 - 3:10pm
Hong Kong Art History Research Project Update

Hong Kong Art History Research Project Update (English)

Maria Mok, Curator (Modern Art), Hong Kong Museum of Art
Michelle Wong, Researcher, Asia Art Archive

3:15 - 4:15pm
Building Communities and Validating Practices

Building Communities and Validating Practices (English)

How are communities in an art ecology imagined, created, and sustained? How are artistic practices circulated and validated?

This panel stems from the Project’s lines of inquiry on art pedagogy, art writing, political affiliation, and exhibitions. It considers how these forces shape artistic practices and impact their circulation and visibility in 1960s–70s Hong Kong.


Speakers:

Choi Yan-chi
Artist, and Founder of 1a Space

Lai Mei-lin
Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong;
guest interviewer of the Project

Eddie Lui Fung-ngar
Artist

Ma Kwai-shun
Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Cultural and Creative Arts,
The Hong Kong Institute of Education; guest interviewer of the Project

Moderator:

Simon Chiu
Programme Director, Art Farm; guest interviewer of the Project

 

4:30 - 5:30pm
Oral History as Research Tool

Oral History as Research Tool (English)

The personal accounts of practitioners active in 1960s–70s Hong Kong form the core of the Project. These accounts sometimes challenge, or are challenged by, archival materials, existing narratives, and ongoing discourse.

What role does oral history play in the research, writing and teaching of art history? What role can it play? And how does this compare with its application in other disciplines?


Speakers:

Victor Lai Ming-hoi
Associate Professor, Academy of Visual Arts,
Hong Kong Baptist University

Tina Pang Yee-wan
Curator (Hong Kong Visual Culture), M+

Wong Wai Ling
Research Officer,
Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences,
University of Hong Kong

Moderator:

Pedith Chan
Assitant Professor, Department of Chinese and History,
City University of Hong Kong

 

This programme is part of Hong Kong Art History Research Project - Phase II, a collaboration between Asia Art Archive and Hong Kong Museum of Art.

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