ARTWORKDOCUMENTATION, the fourth symposium in the M+ Matters series organised by M+, attempts to unpack the multiple roles that an object (or image) can inhabit — documentation, archive, evidence, historical record, material support — and how these align with our understandings of "the work". Inviting specialists and practitioners from diverse backgrounds, ARTWORKDOCUMENTATION will look at the ways in which conceptions about "artworks" are in flux, and how these shifts — particularly in the institutional context — can engender new ways of thinking about collections, exhibitions and display. The symposium consists of two free public panel discussions, namely "Photographing China" and "Rethinking the Categories of Art and Documentation".
"ARTWORKDOCUMENTATION: Rethinking the Categories of Art and Documentation"
The panel discussion will look at the ways in which current conceptions about "artworks" are in flux, and how these shifts can engender new ways of thinking about collections, exhibitions and display.
Date: 25 November 2013 (Monday)
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong Center, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall (9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong)
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin and English interpretation provided
- Ken Lum, Professor, PennDesign, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
- Kieran Long, Senior Curator of Contemporary Architecture, Design and Digital, Victoria & Albert Museum, London
- Lydia Yee, Curator, Barbican Art Gallery, London
- Siu King Chung, Associate Professor, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
For more details of the panel discussions and the symposium, please visit the event website.
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