News Archive 2016-20172020-05-19T05:44:08+00:00
9Jun, 2017

A History of Modern Art in 73 Lectures by David Clarke

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A History of Modern Art in 73 Lectures A History of Modern Art in 73 Lectures by David Clarke is now available online at Prof Clarke’s personal YouTube Channel solubleshark! It is a series of lectures originally given to students of ARTH2028 Vision and Crisis (2015-2016), ARTH2029 Modernity and Discontents (2015-2016), and ARTH2030 Towards the Global (2016-2017) at the University of Hong Kong. With David’s retirement, it is hoped that these edited sound recordings may help share his knowledge with a wider public, and continue to inspire individuals. Prof Clarke’s words on this lecture series Click here. Recap on the retirement party Click here for the video highlight and here for photos. [...]

31Mar, 2017

Asian Art Essay Competition 2016-2017

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Asian Art Essay Prize Competition 2016-2017 This is a call for entries for the annual University of Hong Kong Museum Society Asian Art Essay Prize. A prize of HK$2,000 will be offered to the winner. Please click on the image for details. Deadlines: – 30 June 2017 (Final year students) – 18 September 2017 (Other students) Previous winning essays are available here.

24Feb, 2017

Asian Art Essay Prize 2015-2016

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Congratulations go to Park Sae Him as the winner of the 2015-16 Asian Art Essay Prize sponsored by the University of Hong Kong Museum Society. Park’s essay is entitled “Building the National identity: The Study of Japanese Government-General Building (1926-1995).” (read) Congratulations go to Zheng Shiyu as well for awarding an honorable mention for her essay “Archaism and the Search for the Self: An Interpretation of Wang Hui’s (1632-1717) Landscape.” (read) The Department of Fine Arts would like to thank all students who put in extra effort to submit revised essays for the University of Hong Kong Museum Society Asian art essay prize competition. While [...]

21Nov, 2016

Artstation’s Soundscape: finding future’s way

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When and where was your last encounter of honeybees? In the recently opened exhibition, finding future’s way, the University Artists Anne Hayes and Glenn Davidson weave together the sound of local honeybees and the urban Hong Kong vibe. The artists collaborate with the Department of Fine Arts, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Architecture, and the School of Biological Sciences to present phenomena that would have been invisible to the naked eye. Go and find out what they are! Its opening attracted a high spirited crowd. Here is a glimpse of the event: [...]

20Oct, 2016

Career Opportunities: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (2)

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Art historian specializing in Chinese material culture (Ref.: 201601337) The Department of Fine Arts, HKU, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Chinese art history, with a specialty in pre-20th-century Chinese material culture. The appointment will commence on September 1, 2017, initially on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. The Department of Fine Arts has one of the best art history programs in Asia, with a particular focus on Western and Asian art, and with special [...]

19Oct, 2016

Career Opportunities: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor (1)

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Contemporary art history (Ref.: 201601330) The Department of Fine Arts, HKU, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in contemporary art history. The appointment will commence on September 1, 2017, initially on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. The Department of Fine Arts has one of the best art history programs in Asia, with a particular focus on Western and Asian art, and with special strength in intercultural study. There are on average 35 undergraduate majors per [...]

6Sep, 2016

Prof. Clarke’s Photographs at UMAG

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Prof. Clarke's Photographs: Interruptions 斷續 Interruptions: with photographs by David Clarke and essays by Xu Xi at the University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) will open next week! All current and former students are welcome to its opening at 6pm on Tuesday 13 September. “The spine of this current project is a series of interlocking images and texts that began with a single photograph selected from David Clarke’s archive. Xu Xi then wrote an essay triggered by—but not necessarily in response to—the photograph, which led to David’s choice of a second work. The 12 images and essays construct a fascinating palimpsest [...]

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