2014.09.12 FRI 13:30-17:10
LABP LABS “Allegory for a Biennial” Talk
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(The speech is in Chinese. 演講以中文進行。)
鄭文琦為數位荒原 (heath.tw) 線上書寫計畫創辦人，現職為《數位荒原》主編，同時擔任
From Her Recent Article “Long Time No See, Victoria,”
Leung Po-shan Discusses Hong Kong’s Museum and Exhibition Culture
In the most recent issue of LEAP, Leung Po-shan published “We Meet But Do Not Know Eachother: Long Time No See, Victoria,” addressing Hong Kong’s identity crisis seventeen years after the Handover. Leung’s talk will use a particular museum exhibition as a starting point in order to deconstruct the emotional memories– neglected in historical and political writings– that have permeated Hong Kong society. Finally, she will examine the paradigm shift that has occurred in Hong Kong’s museum and exhibition culture.
Leung Po-shan Anthony
Belonging to the last generation of students who attended university under Hong Kong’s colonial rule, Leung studied Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, but witnessed the Handover as a reporter. Weaving through both art and politics, she teaches, writes, researches, cooks, meditates, and attends political demonstrations. She is a member of both Para/Site Art Space and Hong Kong In-Media. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, as well as the founder of Hong Kong Culture Monitor. Her research interests include, among others, artistic labor, city space, and cultural politics. Her essays and commentary have been published in The Hong Kong Economic Journal, Hong Kong In-Media, City Magazine, LEAP, and more. Publications she has edited include: Modern Art in a Colony: Narrated by Hon Chi-fan at the Millennium; Odd One In: Hong Kong Diary (by Pak Sheung-cheun); QK – Specimen Collection of Chan Yuk Keung; and The Twenty Red Years of Ricky Yeung Sau-churk.
Media Theater: “The Alienating Language of Writing About Art”
–LEAP LABS in Conversation with Rikey CHENG (CHENG, Wen-chi)
Language has a tendency to become alienating when writing about art; on the other hand, art itself also expands and innovates the language used to describe art. By placing these two artistic media in dialogue with one another and drawing from their respective spheres, we make a compelling case for the effect that art has on language and meaning. We will also discuss the role writing plays in the contemporary art world, as well as the possibility of creating another kind of exhibition site.
Rickey CHENG (CHENG, Wen-chi) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of No Man’s Land (www.heath.tw) at DAF, Taipei. Cheng is a contributing writer for ARTCO, a renowned contemporary art magazine in Taiwan. He has also translated multiple works into Chinese, including: Peter Galison and William Kentridge’s “The Refusal of Time,” doCUMENTA(13): “100 Notes – 100 Thoughts,” and Hito Steyerl’s “Poor Image,” published in ARTitude. Most recently, Cheng is the coordinator of Project Glocal 2014: Transi(en)t Taipei, an art exchange project initiated by curator Dayang Yraola. Yet another one of his identies is that of an amateur astrologer and enthusiast of mysticism.
LEAP LABS are a laboratory, a generator, and a catalyst of artistic endeavor. LEAP LABS serve to contextualize the discourse of LEAP magazine, directly enabling its realization in the form of lectures, forums, workshops, film screenings, and even curatorial strategy, producing a series of experiential bodies open to external participation, communication, and evolution—a constructive interface between the art world and the outside.
Organizer: TCAC and LEAP LABS
Special thanks go to MICHAEL KU GALLERY
台北當代藝術中心由文化部及RC Art Collection贊助營運。
TCAC is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and RC Art Collection.