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"Hong Kong Art History Research – Pilot Project" Panel Discussion
Jointly presented by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and Asia Art Archive
"Hong Kong Art History Research – Pilot Project" is the collaboration between Hong Kong Museum of Art and Asia Art Archive. The Pilot Project is the beginning of a long-term endeavour to develop a publicly available resource platform to support art historical research. It also aims to develop a framework for building a richer contextual picture of Hong Kong's art ecology in the 1960s and 70s. Strands of inquiries that this Pilot Project pursues include exhibition, pedagogy, art writing in Chinese and English, as well as the artistic exchanges between Hong Kong and other geographies. Research findings will be attached to the report of this Pilot Project. Interested people are welcome to look at the report, which will be available later, in the resource centre of the Hong Kong Museum of Art or library of Asia Art Archive.
To coincide with the "Hong Kong Art History Research – Pilot Project", a day of Panel Discussion was held on 9 November 2013 and divided into three different sections:
In session 1, Miss Eve TAM Mei-yee (Chief Curator, Hong Kong Museum of Art) introduced the objectives and achievements of the Pilot Project together with Mr Hammad NASAR (Head of Research & Programmes, Asia Art Archive) and Miss Michelle WONG (Researcher, Asia Art Archive).
In session 2, the panel was moderated by Prof Eva MAN Kit-wah (Professor, Department of Humanities and Creative Writing, Hong Kong Baptist University). Prof Victor LAI Ming-hoi (Associate Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University), Prof Sophia LAW Suk-mun (Associate Professor, Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University) and Prof Jack LEE Sai-chong (Assistant Professor, Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University and Co-founder and Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Art History Research Society) were invited to share their different approaches used when conducting research on Hong Kong art history; this panel also looked at the various endeavours to research art in Hong Kong undertaken by existing and previous initiatives on which the current Pilot Project is anchored.
In session 3, panel speakers including Ms WONG Ain-ling (Film critic and researcher), Prof LUI Tai-lok (Head of Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong), Prof CHAN Chi-tak (Assistant Professor, Department of Literature and Cultural Studies, Hong Kong Institution of Education) and Prof Oscar HO Hing-kay (Associate Professor, Practice in Cultural Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong) from different disciplines – from cinema to sociology, literature, and exhibition making – as well as Prof KOON Yeewan (Associate Professor, Department of Fine Arts, University of Hong Kong), the moderator of the second panel, shared approaches and insights into the problem of periodisation of art in Hong Kong and explored how art history in Hong Kong can be informed by the efforts of other disciplines.
All the guests participating in the discussions enthusiastically shared their experience in researching, raised the various considerations involved in the research process and expressed their deep insights into the above topics. The audience also took part proactively in the Q & A session to ask questions and exchange knowledge with the scholars and experts. The Panel Discussion successfully rounded up the first stage and marked a milestone in the research of Hong Kong art history.
Speakers sharing their experience in researching Hong Kong art: (from left) Prof Eva MAN Kit-wah, Prof Victor LAI Ming-hoi, Prof Jack LEE Sai-chong and Prof Sophia LAW Suk-mun
The audience proactively shared views with the speakers