The Live Art Writing Workshop introduces students to the fundamentals of art criticism. Sound, body, and live interaction are integral to contemporary art making. This two-week intensive programme explores writing about live art, and draws upon the Mobile M+: Live Art exhibition. It reveals the approaches a writer can take to report on ephemeral events, and teaches participants how to communicate their experience to a wider audience.     

The workshops, led by experienced art writers, are available in English and Chinese. Participants must attend all classes in their language stream. During the two weeks, they will study art criticism and essays, conduct peer reviews, visit the Mobile M+: Live Art performances and exhibitions, and work closely with their mentors to evolve critical writing skills.     

M+ will select participants through an online application process. The programme is open to undergraduate students enrolled in journalism, creative writing, English, Chinese, cultural studies, museum studies, fine arts, and art history programmes, as well as students from other related disciplines. Recent graduates working in relevant fields are also welcome to apply. Assignments may include a short editorial, critical review, or factual report based on the exhibition; these will be posted on selected online platforms.

Date and time (Participants are required to attend all four sessions.):
2 December (Wednesday), 7:45pm - 9:15pm
7 December (Monday), 7:45pm - 9:15pm
9 December (Wednesday), 6pm - 7:30pm
13 December (Sunday), 10:30am - 12noon

Mentor:
Tang Fu Kuen

Venue:
Connecting Space Hong Kong (G/F, Wah Kin Mansion, 18-20 Fort Street, North Point)

Language:
English

Capacity:
10

Application:
Application is now closed. Enquiries: liveart@wkcda.hk/+852 2200 0234 (Miss Chan)

Adverse Weather Arrangement:
Programme will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force within three hours before the meeting time.

Enquiries:
liveart@wkcda.hk / +852 2200 0234 (Miss Chan)

Tang Fu Kuen

Tang Fu Kuen is a Bangkok-based independent dramaturg, curator, and producer. Educated in Singapore and London in literature, theatre, media, and cultural theory, he worked in the field of immaterial heritage at UNESCO (Paris) and SEAMEO-SPAFA (Bangkok) and curated Ming Wong's solo exhibition at the Singapore Pavilion, the 53rd Venice Biennale, which received a Special Mention. His other curatorial credits include: Tokyo Performing Arts Meeting (Yokohama, since 2015), Exodos Festival (Ljubljana, 2013), In Transit Festival (Berlin, 2011), the inaugural Colombo Dance Platform (Sri Lanka, 2010), Indonesian Dance Festival (Jakarta, since 2006), and Bangkok Fringe Festival (2004–06). He was dramaturg for the Singapore Arts Festival (2002–12), dance critic for Straits Times Life!, writer for the Arts Magazine (Esplanade), and an editorial member of the journal Performance Research (Routledge).

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