The Art of CUHK 2021 ‘This is How We Dance Before the Apocalypse’ Opening Ceremony: Time: 3:00 p.m., 5th June 2021 (Saturday) Opening venue: Gallery I, Art Museum, Central Campus, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Upon the beginning of each summer, the Department of Fine Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong hosts an annual exhibition, The Art of CUHK, to showcase both graduation and other major milestone artworks produced by the students in its programs. Over the years, the department has been organizing an invitational exhibition as part […]
We invited our CUFA alumbus, Cheng Tian Yi and Tam Cheuk Lam, for holding a workshop regarding site specific and mixed media for the secondary school students. The workshop will take place in the outdoor areas of New Asia College to let the participants to experience how they can relate their art installations with the […]
Upon the beginning of each summer, the Department of Fine Arts of the Chinese University of Hong Kong hosts an annual exhibition, The Art of CUHK, to showcase both graduation and other major milestone artworks produced by the students in its programs. Over the years, the department has been organizing an invitational exhibition as part of the annual Art of CUHK. This year, the Department for the first time embarks on inviting a group of students who practice contemporary art in the College of Fine Arts at Seoul National University (SNU) in South Korea.
The exhibition, entitled Seoul Times, is of great significance in both historical and symbolic terms. The opportunity marks the first attempt by the Department of Fine Arts, an institution representative of elite tertiary art education in Hong Kong, to bring home artists from South Korea. In the past, all invitees to exhibit were from either Greater China or the Western world, inclusive of Australia. With the fresh new inflow of artists from SNU, indeed, of equal (or comparable) caliber to CUHK in its academic standing within South Korean context, the invitational exhibit will lay an important foundation of exchange that fosters further interactions between not only two schools but also two contemporary art worlds that co-exist at large in Hong Kong and Seoul.
Addressing to such key issues as state, violence, war, and gender, Seoul Times invites Oh Inhwan (b. 1965) and his current and previous students based in Seoul to Hong Kong in order to inaugurate critical new dialogues between teachers and students in CUHK, New Asia College, Fine Arts Department and SNU and extend the fruits of this exchange to, hopefully, more of those who participate in the grand and global ecosystem of contemporary art not only within the specific bounds of two major metropolises in East Asia but beyond them. To do this job, Oh Inhwan, himself an internationally acclaimed mid-career artist (“2015 Korea Artist,” the prestigious title awarded by South Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art), select eight promising artists and their recent artworks that best speak to the global idea of contemporary art and share them effectively with their counterparts in Hong Kong.
Conceived as part of the annual graduation exhibition organized by the CUHK Department of Fine Arts, the exhibition is the first formal event of exchange between the Hong Kong institution of higher art education and the SNU College of Fine Arts. Although their institutional sizes vary with different historical settings, each founded in 1946 (SNU College of Fine Arts) and 1957 (CUHK Department of Fine Arts), both institutions have played similar roles in each city for decades. By the means of this Korean artist-led exhibition held in Hong Kong, Seoul Times aims to forge a beginning of a new close institutional bond between these two twin-like elite art schools that would embody the practice of tertiary art education in South Korea and Hong Kong respectively.
Exhibition Period: May 25 (Saturday) to June 23 (Sunday), 2019 Exhibition Venue: Hui Gallery, New Asia College, CUHK
Opening Hours: Mondays to Saturdays, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Closed on Sundays, except on June 23, the last day of the exhibition.)
We invited our CUFA alumbus, Cheng Tian Yi and Tam Cheuk Lam, for holding a workshop regarding site specific and mixed media for the secondary school students. The workshop will take place in the outdoor areas of New Asia College to let the participants to experience how they can relate their art installations with the environment.
Date: 15 June 2019 (Sat)
Time: 1:30pm – 5:30pm
Venue: NAH_11, Humanities Building, New Asia College
Students will be separated into 5-6 groups. Each student will learn to build a sculpture with bamboo sticks. The students will build a bigger sculpture by joining their own sculpture with their group mates. The bamboo sculpture will be covered by paper. Students can draw on the sculpture with ink and water colour.
Date: 8 June 2019 (Sat)
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Venue: NAH_11, Humanities Building, New Asia College
Guest of speaker: Vee Leong
Vee Leong is the director of the On & On Theater Workshop. She has the dual-track development as a screenwriter and a director. She was a media worker in her early years. She is dedicated to study, practice, and transform the European new texts, as a way to explore the contemporary theaters. At the same time, Vee strives to connect the experimental drama network between China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Paintings have become the major source of inspiration and formal reference in the playwriting and directing of Vee Leong. From Cy Twombly to Gerhard Richter, Francis Bacon to Michael Borremans, she raises questions about ways of abstraction in theatre making, how to address the politics of representation, and to revive imaginations in theatre.
Vee will share her reflections on the making of such works as The City (2015), Fragments of Stone and Gold (2014), and Claustrophobia (2017), as well as her recent participation in the visual art project of “Under.line” (curated by Jamsen Law, 2018-19).
All are welcome!
Date: 1 June 2019 (Sat)
Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: LT5, Level 3, Cheng Yu Tung Building (Turn left of the University station Exit B)
The Opening Ceremony of “The Art of CUHK 2019” will be held on 25 May 2018 (Sat) at Gallery I, Art Museum, CUHK. * 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.
We will hold a joint school academic exchange activity with the AVA students of the Hong Kong Baptist University. We will participate in each other’s practical course, so to exchange our thoughts and ideas on the experimental method in art making.
Hong Kong Baptist University
Date: 1 April 2019 (Monday)
Time: 2:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Communication and Visual Arts Building, Kowloon Tong
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Date: 15 April 2019 (Monday)
Time: 2:30pm – 6:30pm
Venue: Cheng Ming Building, New Asia College
Join us with renowned Hong Kong artist Dr. Ho Siu-kee in the exploration of art and life with emerging local artist Ms. So Wing-po and this year’s graduating class of The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Master of Arts in Fine Arts programme. You will witness how art empowers its creators to shift away from their (perceived) familiar self and life, enabling them to reflect on themselves and to see through a different lens.
Date: 15 July, 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 3:30pm – 5pm
Venue: House by Kubrick, 5/F, UA Cityplaza, Taikoo