Imagining Hong Kong: Victoria Peak and Lion Rock through artists’ eyes


15 Oct 2020


1:00 - 2:00 p.m.


Zoom and Facebook

Dr. Vivian Tang
Biography of Speaker:

As an independent curator and researcher, Vivian Ting works with universities and art organizations to develop curatorial projects that encourage multiple narratives of local history, articulated through creative means. In considering what the arts and culture means to the public, she has been developing curatorial projects, such as Envision Hong Kong (2016), Sparkle! Neo Travel (2017-18) and Back to Thy Roots for Sheer Happiness (2019).


Event Details:

Speaker: Dr. Vivian Ting
Date: 15 October 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Language: Cantonese
Plafrom: Zoom and Facebook Live

Synopsis of Lecture:

Throughout our history, natural environment shapes our ways of living, while human involvement would give landscape a unique cultural and historical manifestation. Considering landscape as a medium of cultures, this discussion will focus on visual representations of local landscape and examine how various features of the Victoria Peak and Lion Rock would be depicted, articulated, and re-interpreted in order to reflect on the dynamic flows of ideas and creative practices. Drawing references from local gazetteers, travel guidebooks, and history photographs, it will contextualise the cultural and social values of Hong Kong’s scenic landscape, and in doing so discover the changes brought by urbanisation, the colonial experience, and globalisation.