2019 The Pilgrim’s Guide Project

Website created by HKU art history students

The Pilgrim’s Guide is a student-built website created by HKU undergraduates in the course FINE2103 Saintly Bodies and Holy Shrines: The Art and Architecture of Medieval Pilgrimage.

For their semester project, students took ownership over individual sites or objects associated with pilgrimage and researched, designed, and authored projects that together map the pilgrimage routes of Europe. The website’s namesake is a twelfth-century guide for pilgrims, considered to be one of the earliest travel guides ever written; however, the name equally refers to the site’s objective to guide the modern-day digital pilgrim in exploring medieval art from their homes.

Sponsors and Grants
HKU Teaching Development Grants (TDG)

Students
Iqra Abbasi, Jane Chan, Kevin Lam, Lai Shan Lau, Charlie Lee, Emily Yick Tung Leung, Jasmin Lin, Minha Park, Emily (Hsiang-Yen) Su, Pinky (Nok Man) Tsang, Chung Wai (Yuki) Wong, Peter Yik

Mentor
Dr. Elizabeth Lastra

2019 Interdisciplinary Project

Enhancing Community Empathy for and Wellbeing of Sexual Minority Youth Through Arts

This arts-based, three-phase project aims to promote mental health among and community inclusion towards sexual minorities. Phase one involves a development and delivery of arts-based LGB affirmative therapy to sexual minority youth. In the phase two, exhibitions of artworks created by phase-one participants will be organized both on HKU campus and at a community venue to foster community empathy for and alliances with sexual minority communities. Exhibition viewers will take part in a response art-making activity to express their support for sexual minority communities. Post-exhibit group discussions will be held for the phase one participants to reflect on the response artworks.

Sponsors and Grants
Interdisciplinary Knowledge Exchange Project Fund Scheme

Mentors
Dr. Vivian K. Sheng
Dr. Yu Te Huang (Department of Social Work and Social Administration)

2018 “Afterwords”, 12th Gwangju Biennale

Creating an interactive library space for visitors

“Afterwords” is an interactive space designed to explore the concepts of 24 international artists in Faultlines as part of the 12th Gwangju Biennale. This interactive space will extend the experience of Biennale visitors by presenting a range of information on the artists, their art-making practices, and the research behind their works. It will provide a different form of interactive intervention such as video interviews, audio recordings, books and smaller art works. It will invite visitors to reflect on and respond to how the artworks convey the theme of the show and what that theme can mean to them.

Associate Organizations
Gwangju Biennale

Sponsors and Grants
Knowledge Exchange Impact Project Grant Scheme

Mentor
Dr. Yeewan Koon

Website
https://arthistory.hku.hk/afterwords-faultlines/

2014 Silkworm Project

Transformations: Art Workshops and Art Practices

Associate Organizations
Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Sponsors and Grants
Student Exchange Project Grant Scheme

Students
Miles Owens Dugan, Shirley Bik Cheung Chan, Yining Li, Yanhong Chen, Man Hing Luk

Mentor
Dr. Yeewan Koon

2014 The Transit of Venus

The project aims to make use of the forthcoming exhibition of a Renaissance masterpiece, Botticelli’s Venus, at the University Museum and Art Gallery to develop a world-class museum education programme. Based around the exhibition, the programme of educational events and resources will make the Venus in particular, and Renaissance topics and themes in general, more accessible to the wider public, to teachers, and to secondary school pupils in Hong Kong.

Associate Organizations
University Museum and Art Gallery

Sponsors and Grants
Knowledge Exchange Impact Project Grant Scheme

Mentor
Dr. Opher Mansour

Exhibition
https://www.umag.hku.hk/en/exhibition_detail.php?id=901952

2013 Curatorial Project

Fantasies and Crises: Works of Austrian Artists, Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) and Egon Schiele (1890-1918)

Associate Organizations
Austrian Consulate General, Art Promotion Office,
Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Sponsors and Grants
Student Knowledge Exchange Project Grant Scheme

Students
Candy Ge Yau Leung, Grace Yee Shuen Cheng,
Miles Owens Dugan, Shi Jia Yu, Wenqi Zhu

Mentor
Dr. Yeewan Koon

Objectives
Curating an exhibition of paintings by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele, with high quality reproductions provided by the Austrian Consulate General (Hong Kong).

Articles
https://arts.hku.hk/file/upload/541/TheCuratorsArt.pdf

Website
https://arthistory.hku.hk/fantasies

Exhibition
Period: 6-18 March, 2013
Venue: Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
No. of visitors: around 2,000 visitors
Catalogue: 64 p.: ill.; 30 cm