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​[Featured Event] It Begins with A Story: A symposium on artists, writers, and periodicals in Asia

 

Organised by Asia Art Archive in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong, the symposium explores how periodicals have fostered conversations around art and emergent forms of visuality in twentieth-century Asia. 
Free and open to all with registration: http://aaa.org.hk/en/Symposium2018 

Date: 11-13 January 2018 
Venue: The University of Hong Kong 
Language: Cantonese, English and Mandarin, with simultaneous interpretation provided 
  
Periodicals have been more than just platforms or sites for artistic experimentation and exhibition; they have themselves shaped and staged them. In so doing, periodicals have played a defining role in forming diverse publics for art in Asia. 
  
The papers presented in the symposium explore periodicals in relation to emerging practices that cut across genres, new nomenclatures and aesthetic propositions, verbal and visual manifestos, the production of alternative publics and communities for art, and other topics. 
  
Speakers include Charles Esche, director of Van Abbemuseum and co-founder of Afterall; Li Xianting, Beijing-based independent critic and curator; Phoebe Scott, curator of National Gallery Singapore; Michael Erdman, curator of Turkish and Turkic Collections at The British Library, and more. 

Agenda 

11 Jan 
5pm 
Keynote by Charles Esche 
  
12 Jan 
10:30am 
War and Alternative Modernities 
-Michael Erdman, Samina Iqbal, Phoebe Scott 
  
1:30pm 
Underground and Overground 
-Mervin Espina, Anthony Leung Po-Shan, Hyejong Yoo 
  
13 Jan 
10:30am 
Aesthetics and Internationalism 
-Chiang Poshin, Naomi Kuromiya, Sophia Powers 

2pm 
Intersections of Art and Mass Culture 
-Spandan Bhattacharya, Insoo Cho, Wu Mo 
  
4pm 
Conversation with Li Xianting