TALK

Hong Kong’s Urban Landscape in Art

When 06 Jul 2013, 11am-1pm
Where A Space, 10/F, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Hong Kong’s urban landscape changes on a daily basis. Disappearance has become the key term for looking at the city as everyday life dances with this condition. This talk will look at art that documents local lives impacted by various forms of disappearance.

Speakers:
John Batten, writer and art, culture, and urban planning critic
John Batten is a commentator, organiser, art critic, and curator who has lived in Hong Kong for 20 years. He is a well-known advocate for the preservation of Hong Kong's remaining built heritage and for sensible urban planning and design with an interest in vernacular street art, decoration, and architecture.

Siu King Chung, Associate Professor, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Siu King Chung is Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Art and Design in Education Programme at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design. He is an art and design commentator, an installation artist, and an independent curator and is a founding member of the Hong Kong curatorial collective Community Museum Project.
This event is part of Hong Kong Conversations 2013

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