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“What does art do?” Mediating Gwangju Biennale 2016

Date: 23 March 2016 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:30-4:00pm
Venue: Room 4.34, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus

A panel discussion titled ‘What does art do? Mediating Gwangju Biennale 2016’ will be presented by the Gwanju Biennale Foundation and Hong Kong Arts Development Council, in collaboration with the Department of Fine Arts, School of Humanities, The University of Hong Kong.

For this year, the curatorial team of Gwangju Biennale 2016 directs our attention with a simple question: What does art do? They aim to look at different “situations” where artworks and projects meet the public, and how that meeting can be meaningful. One potential situation is the university where art, as well as art history, is taught to future generations of practitioners. An ongoing series of lectures under the name of ‘Infra-school’ is organized in both Gwangju and Seoul as part of the Biennale, extending the boundaries of the biennale and bringing the artists and curators into existing infrastructure of art education. This panel discussion is a “satellite” of the ‘Infra-School’ series which serves to enhance the professional and public understanding of the Biennale, but also to foster art and cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Korea.

Speaker:
Ms. Binna Choi (Curator, Gwangju Biennale 2016, and Director of Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory)
Ms. Annie Wan (Participating artist, Gwangju Biennale 2016, and Assistant Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University)
Ms. Michelle Wong (Assistant Curator, Gwangju Biennale 2016, and Researcher, Asia Art Archive)

Respondent: Mr. Johnson Chang (Initiator, Inter-Asia Biennale Forum)

Moderator: Dr. Yeewan Koon

The seminar will be conducted in English and is for free admission. Reservation is made on first-come-first-served basis.

Enquiry: 2820 1024 (Mr. Choi)