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28Aug, 2018

Dr. Yeewan Koon and the 2018 Gwangju Biennale

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The 2018 Gwangju Biennale will soon start and Dr. Yeewan Koon as one of the 11 curators is currently busy working with the artists at the exhibition venue. Their section is called “Faultlines”. Information will soon be available on a dedicated website for this section. Meanwhile, here are some links for updates on the event: 2018 Gwangju Biennale official site related article: Gwangju Biennale pushes boundaries with 11 curators and focus on Korean artists

27Apr, 2018

Asian Art Essay Competition 2017-2018

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Asian Art Essay Prize Competition 2017-2018 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: – 29 June 2018 (Final year students) – 17 September 2018 (Other students) Previous winning essays are available here.

5Dec, 2017

Asian Art Essay Prize 2016-2017

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The winner of the 2016-17 Asian Art Essay Prize is Ms. Tong Yijia (Tracy), for an essay entitled “Ran as Rhetoric: Reconsideration of Dutch-Japanese Interactions in Edo Period,” which is available to read here. This prize includes a cash award generously funded by the HKU Museum Society. Tracy wrote the essay originally for Dr. Hammers’ capstone seminar course FINE4002 Perspectives in Asian Art. Since graduating in June, she has joined the MA program in East Asian Studies at UCLA. Honorable mention goes to Ms. Liu Chang for her essay “Interrelationship between Format and Function in Chinese Narrative Art.” The prize jury consisted of Drs. Hammers, Koon, and Wyma. [...]

27Nov, 2017

Asia Regional Winner of the Undergraduate Awards in Art History

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Chan Yi Kwan is the Asia Regional Winner of The Undergraduate Awards in art history We’re proud to announce that former Fine Arts undergraduate student Ms. CHAN Yi Kwan has been named the Asia Regional Winner of The Undergraduate Awards in the category of Art History and Theory. Ms. Chan won for an essay entitled “Art as Tactics and Beyond: Countdown Machine,” which she originally wrote for our capstone course FINE4001, Art History Methodology Workshop, taught by Professor David Clarke. The Undergraduate Awards is a non-profit organization based in Ireland that holds an annual competition to recognize high-performing university students worldwide.

17Nov, 2017

Career Opportunities: Assistant or Associate Professor (2)

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Career Opportunities: Assistant or Associate Professor of East Asian Art History and/or Material Culture The Department of Fine Arts, HKU, invites applications for the position of assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (with tenure) in East Asian art history and/or material culture. The position is open to qualified scholars producing original and exceptional research in their field. Candidates who can show abilities to engage undergraduate and postgraduate students in original scholarship and critical discourse are strongly encouraged to apply. All areas of East Asian Art History and Material Culture will be considered, although preference will be given to candidates whose [...]

16Nov, 2017

Career Opportunities: Assistant or Associate Professor (1)

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Career Opportunities: Assistant or Associate Professor of Classical, Medieval, or Renaissance Art History and/or Material Culture The Department of Fine Arts, HKU, invites applications for the position of assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (with tenure) in Classical, Medieval, or Renaissance art history and/or material culture. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to rigorous and innovative research, and the potential to make a significant contribution to their field. We especially welcome applicants who can extend the methodological as well as chronological range of the Department’s work, while supporting our dedication to the highest standards of teaching and research. The Department of [...]

20Oct, 2017

The Fine Arts Department at Conference in Leiden

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The Fine Arts Department at the Second China Middle Period Humanities: 800-1400 conference at Leiden University, September, 2017 The Department of Fine Arts had a strong presence at the “Second China Middle Period Humanities: 800-1400” international conference that was held at Leiden University, 14-17, September 2017. This conference brought together approximately 150 scholars who conduct research on the humanities of China during the ninth to fourteenth centuries. This prestigious conference first convened at Harvard University in 2014 and will gather for its third iteration in Singapore in 2020. The Department sent four scholars to Leiden to discuss research: Current [...]

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