Over the past years, the department has been fostering a broad spectrum of art talents in Hong Kong and has made significant contribution to the art circle locally and internationally. As a youthful part of the local art scene, students from the Department of Fine Arts are passionately preparing for “The Art of CUHK 2018”.
Similar to the previous years, “The Art of CUHK 2018” provides a platform for students to exercise their autonomy: the formation and structure of the exhibition
committee, administrative work, curation, publication, sponsorship seeking and the setting up of the exhibition venue are all coordinated by our students. The event will last for a period of few months; there will be several exhibitions and activities such as workshops and talks, that will provide an opportunity for our students to showcase their hard work. Also, the series of events will invite guests from the art circle and the public to visit our annual show for further exchange. Furthermore, public seminars will be held for promoting academic discussions, where art professionals will be invited to share their insights on the relationship between performative art practice and social intervention.
“The Art of CUHK 2018” offers exhibitions in two phases. Phase I includes BA Graduate Exhibition, Annual Exhibition, MFA year 1 exhibition and MFA Graduate Exhibition which will run from 26th May till 24th June; Phase II which includes MA Graduate Exhibition will be scheduled from 27th June to 31st July. “The Art of CUHK 2018” is the orchestrated results of students’ artistic ideas and experiment after a year of learning and practicing. Through the exhibitions, the artists respond to voices from within and reflect upon the progression of the society.
The BA Graduate Exhibition titled “Forever young forever weeping”. Through the exhibition, our graduates try to reflect on the attitude when confronting tough issues and explore the values of art. The show also expresses our graduates’ reminiscence and contemplation for the four years of studies.
The Annual Exhibition will showcase the joint effort of eight exhibition proposals resulted from discussions and seminars that were initiated by our students. Wide variety of exhibitions would visually engage the audience.
“The Art of CUHK 2018” features the Postgraduate Exhibitions including Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Graduate Exhibition and MFA Year 1 Exhibition in the same period. 2 MFA graduates and 5 MFA year one students will showcase their creative practices in various media, concerning themes ranging from aesthetics, historical trajectory, cultural connotation and social elements, offering multiple layers of perspectives and possibilities of artistic creation.
Phase I of “The Art of CUHK 2018” will be held at Gallery I of the Art Museum, Sir Run Run Shaw Hall Foyer, Hui’s Gallery, 2-3/F of Cheng Ming Building, Ch’ien Mu Library in the University campus. At the same time, there will be exhibitions in Joint Publishing Wan Chai and Yuen Long. Guided tours and workshops will be available for secondary school students during the exhibition period. For details, please contact Miss. Ng through Email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Phase I Opening: 3:00 p.m., 26th May, 2018 (Saturday)
Opening venue: Gallery I, Art Museum, Central Campus, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
* Shuttle bus from the University Station to the Art Museum will be arranged. Departing at 2:45 pm, Exit A (in front of the Goddess of Democracy Statue), University Station.