Artist Educators: The Interface between Artistic Practice and Pedagogy
Some of the most celebrated and respected artists are also committed teachers. Do artists who teach see education as part of their artistic practices? How do artists bring the values they affirm to bear upon their pedagogies? Conceived as a platform for exchange between peers, this panel brings together four Hong Kong installation/mixed-media artists from different generations and backgrounds to share their approaches to teaching. As an attempt to draw relationships between pedagogy, art, discourse, and practice, this discussion explores how artistic knowledge can be produced, transmitted, and enacted in the classroom, in the studio, and beyond.
31 August 2019 (Saturday)
'Maggie' (Function Room), 2/F, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon
Leung Mee Ping, Phoebe Man Ching Ying, Shirley Tse and Doris Wong Wai Yin
Cantonese, with simultaneous interpretation in English
Free admission. Limited capacity on a first-come, first-served basis.
Adverse Weather Arrangements:
Programme will be cancelled if a black rainstorm warning or a typhoon signal no. 8 or above is still in force 3 hours before the event starts.
About the speakers
Leung Mee Ping
Leung Mee Ping is Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, and Head of the academy’s Centre for Research and Development in Visual Arts. Her research interests include globalisation and museum development in Asia, public art, community art, the creative industry, and the intangible preservation of traditional Hong Kong craft.
Phoebe Man Ching Ying
Phoebe Man is a multimedia artist, independent curator, and Associate Professor of the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. She specialises in socially engaged art and has extensive experience in engaging audiences in her work. Her animations, videos, and installations have been shown at over 180 exhibitions and festivals worldwide.
Los Angeles–based Hong Kong artist Shirley Tse (b.1968) works in the media of sculpture, installation, photography, and text. She at once deconstructs the world of synthetic objects that carry paradoxical meanings and constructs models in which differences might come together. To visualise heterogeneity, Tse conflates different scales, fuses the organic with the industrial, moves between the literal and the metaphorical, merges narratives, and collapses the subject and object relationship.
Doris Wong Wai Yin
Doris Wong Wai Yin is an artist who works in a range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, collage, installation, and photography. Highly conceptual, her work deals with autobiographical narratives, episodic memory, and playful intervention with art history. Her recent solo exhibitions include A place never been seen is not a place. at Oi!, Hong Kong (2017), and Without Trying at Spring Workshop, Hong Kong (2016).
About the moderator
Clara Cheung is an artist and co-founder of the art space C&G Artpartment in Hong Kong. She is art director of Art Together, a core member of the art group Project 226, and a part-time lecturer. In her practice, she often finds inspiration in her daughter’s toys.