Join us for our fourth and final Sydney Asian Art Series lecture of 2020 with Yung Ma, Artistic Director of Seoul Mediacity Biennale 2021, for his lecture “Reimagining and Conserving the Disappearance of Hong Kong through Moving Image”.
Monday 23 November
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This presentation will begin as a reflection on the two-fold project ‘Mobile M+: Moving Images’, which took place in Hong Kong in 2015 across multiple sites. The project embraced Hong Kong cinema of the 1980s and 90s, particularly Clara Law’s Floating Life (1996), as a prelude to reimagining the migrant experience. With the inclusion of works by a number of pioneering Hong Kong artists such as Ellen Pau, Yung’s experience of organising this project, and by extension his time at M+, will also serve as departure points to consider the challenges of conserving the image(s) of Hong Kong.
About the Speaker
Yung Ma is Artistic Director of Seoul Mediacity Biennale 2021 His most recent roles was curator in the Contemporary and Prospective Creation Department at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, a post created in collaboration with K11 Art Foundation. Ma was formerly Associate Curator of Moving Image at M+, Hong Kong, and co-curator of the Hong Kong Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2009 and 2013. He holds an MA in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art, London, and a BA from the University of Reading, UK. He has also taken part in a post-graduate degree in Film Direction from the Beijing Film Academy.
The 2020 Sydney Asian Art Series
Each year, the Sydney Asian Art Series gathers leading international voices on critical issues in early, modern and contemporary Asian art. In response to the cancellation of in-person events, the 2020 series has moved online. As we embrace this virtual format, the 2020 series aptly explores the intersections of art and visual technologies, in the context of Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan and South Asia. Learn more here.
This series of talks and events is co-presented by the University of Sydney’s China Studies Centre, The Power Institute, and VisAsia, with support from the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Originating in and celebrating the very latest and best scholarship in Asian art from around the world, this initiative complements the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ innovative exhibition program in Asian art, and the University of Sydney’s region-leading programs in the arts and cultures of Asia.