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Around Mourning: A conversation with Patty Chang

Date: 26 September 2018 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: Wang Gungwu Lecture Hall, Graduate House, HKU

This event, part of the Faculty of Arts’ University Artists Scheme 2017-19, welcomes Los Angeles-based artist Patty Chang to the University of Hong Kong. Patty Chang will provide an introductory presentation of her work followed by a conversation with Pauline J. Yao, Lead Curator, Visual Art at M+.

Speakers: Patty Chang (University Artist for 2017-19)
                Pauline J. Yao (Lead Curator of Visual Art, M+)

Patty Chang is known for her work in performance, video, writing and installation that explores physical and emotional interactions and consequences of acts in relation to subjects that are often considered taboo such as death and loss. She currently holds the position of Professor of Art at USC Roski School of Art and Design. She is the recipient of numerous awards from leading institutions including the Rockefeller Foundation, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and was recently made visiting artist of the Dunhuang Foundation. Her works have been shown internationally including at Museum of Modern Art (NY), Hammer Museum (LA), Modern Museet (Stockholm), BAK (Netherlands) and M+ (Hong Kong). Her acclaimed work, The Wandering Lake, 2009-2017, will be traveling to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Santa Monica in 2019.

Pauline J. Yao is Lead Curator, Visual Art, at M+. She has held curatorial positions at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and worked as an independent curator and writer in Beijing for six years, during which time she helped co-found the storefront art space Arrow Factory. Since joining M+ in 2012, Yao has played an active role in building the visual art collection by overseeing and acquiring works from around Asia and internationally. A co-curator of the 2009 Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, Yao is a regular contributor to Artforum, e-flux Journal, and Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art and her writings on contemporary Asian art have appeared in numerous catalogues, online publications and edited volumes. She is the author of In Production Mode: Contemporary Art in China (Timezone 8 Books, 2008) and co-editor of 3 Years: Arrow Factory (Sternberg Press, 2011).

Free Admission. Registration Required.

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