Writing Nara Yoshitomo: A Conversation with Author Yeewan Koon Drink Reception 6:30pm Discussion 7:00pm Close 8:00pm Yeewan Koon, author of Nara Yoshitomo (Phaidon, 2020), will join us in an evening [...]
This paper looks at the use of portraiture by the Manchu official Qiying (1787-1858) who was sent by the Daoguang Emperor (r.1820-1850) to Guangdong for the negotiations of the Nanjing Treaty after the Opium War (1839-1841). By looking at the different practices involved in the gifting of portraits in Europe and China, the paper will highlight the problems of communications and exchanges between Britain and China during this period. It will also show how Guangdong’s leading merchants were instrumental in these discussions and how they were active players in Guangdong’s local community and Qing politics.
Afterwords is a website developed for the 2018 Gwangju Biennale “Faultlines” exhibition curated by Dr. Yeewan Koon. It documented a series of interviews with the participating artists held during [...]
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 [...]
Master Class with Jeff Koons Date: 28 March 2018 (Wednesday) Time: 10:00-11:20am Venue: Room 2.42, Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus Seats are limited, no reservations required. Students are given priority.
It Begins with a Story: Artists, Writers, and Periodicals in Asia Date: 11-13 January 2018 (Thursday-Saturday) Venue: HKU Language: Cantonese, English and Mandarin, with simultaneous interpretation provided Organised by Asia [...]
Conservation in Historic Places of Worship: Tales from Westminster Abbey Date: 14 October 2016 (Friday) Time: 6:30pm Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Centre For more than 1,000 years, people have [...]
As part of the Hong Kong Art Workshop, this year ran by Michelle Wong of Asia Art Archive (AAA) and Dr. Koon, in March, the students took part in AAA’s Open Platform Booth [...]
A full range of contemporary art events took place in Hong Kong towards the end of March. On 23 March, we were delighted to have invited the curatorial team of Gwangju [...]
Asia Society collaborated with the Department to offer the public an opportunity to meet with Yoshitomo Nara and Cai Guo-qiang, at a conversation with Michelle Yun (Senior Curator, Modern and [...]