The Shun Hing College A-Salon Spring Series – “Understanding Hong Kong” aims to invite a variety of speakers to offer their insights on Hong Kong society, culture, politics, arts, architecture, etc., as well as to encourage vibrant discussions among residents and the HKU community.
The following are the details of the coming session of A Salon Spring Series: Topic: Reflections on Art and Politics in the Umbrella Movement
Speaker: Dr. Sampson Wong 黃宇軒
Date: February 27, 2015 (Friday)
Time: 19:00 to 21:00 (Reception: 19:00-19:30)
Venue: Room A402, Shun Hing College, Jockey Club Student Village III
Please register online as places are limited: http://goo.gl/7OLkUG
This event is open to all Jockey Club Student Village III residents and the HKU community. Light refreshments will be provided.
About the speaker
Dr. Sampson Wong Yu Hin 黃宇軒 Dr. Sampson Wong is a Hong Kong artist, curator and urbanist. He is the co-director of the Hong Kong Urban Laboratory, a curatorial collective focusing on contemporary art practices related to urbanism. After obtaining his PhD in Geography from the University of Manchester, he has been a lecturer at the liberal arts department at the Hong Kong Academy for performing arts. He has recently initiated the Umbrella Movement Visual Archives and Research Collective.
About the talk
Dr. Sampson Wong’s talk will focus on various ways through which he participated in the Umbrella Movement, as it unfolded from September 2014 to December 2014. Particularly, he will address the broader issue surrounding the ‘blossom’ of art, creative objects and spatial practices in the occupied zones, before he turns to the short and ongoing initiative to preserve and archive the visual products and innovative interventions existed on the ground. His presentation will involve some of the core ethical and political issues related to artists, archivists and curators’ presence in a political movement.
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