23 October 2020
15 October 2020
CUHK Faculty of Arts presents “Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK” Series, 2020-21

The Faculty of Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) presents the “Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK” Series in October and November 2020, as well as in March and April 2021. The first dialogue of the series - Hong Kong Impressions: Re-imagine Our City through Art and Stories - will be live streamed on 24 October 2020 at 10:00 am, via Zoom and the Facebook page of CUHK Faculty of Arts

Conversation on “Hong Kong Impressions: Re-imagine Our City through Art and Stories” 

Once known as the “Riviera of the Orient”, Hong Kong’s natural scenery inspired generations of artists.  Trekking to rural areas without the modern convenience of a subway, artists of yesteryear also contributed to the rise of local tourism with their unconventional perspectives on various sites.  Mr. Mark R. Barnekow, Executive Director of the University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong, and Prof. Josh Yiu, Director of CUHK Art Museum will show us incredible paintings of old Hong Kong from the 1940s to 1970s created by both renowned and forgotten artists. Join us to check out their Instagram-worthy hideouts.

Speakers:

Prof. Josh Yiu, Director, CUHK Art Museum
Prof. Josh Yiu received his B.A. in Art History from the University of Chicago, and completed his doctorate at Oxford University.  From 2006 to 2013, he served as the Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum.  At CUHK, he has curated over 30 special exhibitions, acquired over 400 artworks, digitised the collection, launched online education programmes, and initiated the museum expansion project. A scholar in late imperial and modern Chinese art with over 20 publications in books and articles, he also serves as an advisor to the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and international consultant to the National Art Museum of China.

Mr. Mark R. Barnekow, Executive Director, the University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong
Mr. Mark Barnekow has nearly three decades of global executive leadership experience. An experienced Silicon Valley CEO now leading the University of Chicago in Asia, Mark brings a unique perspective to communicating China’s traditions, practices and art forms. Always active in the arts, Mark founded Contempor’ati, a non-profit arts organisation based in San Francisco, which builds a bridge between Chinese art, literature, history and philosophy with a non-Chinese speaking audience.                                                                           

Moderator: 

Prof. Ian Morley, Department of History, CUHK
Prof. Ian Morley’s research focuses upon the design of built fabric in the Philippines during the American colonial era. His publications include Cities and Nationhood: American Imperialism and Urban Design, 1898-1916 (University of Hawai’i Press, 2018) and American Colonisation and the City Beautiful: Filipinos and Planning in the Philippines, 1916-35 (Routledge, 2019), the latter being awarded the 2020 International Planning History Society Koos Bosma Prize in Planning History Innovation. He currently serves as a member of the editorial board for the journal Planning Perspectives.

Details are as follows:

Date:

24 October 2020 (Saturday)

Time:

10:00 am

Language:

English

Channel:

-  Zoom *Please register to join through Zoom if you would like to ask question live. Register here
-  Facebook page of CUHK Faculty of Arts

Fee:

Free of charge

Event details:

Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK

About the “Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK” Series
Free and open to the public, the “Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK” Series brings academics and researchers together to explore our diverse cultures, languages, arts, traditions and heritages. The conversations engage students, educators, researchers, and anyone who is interested in arts and culture from Hong Kong and beyond during this time of the pandemic.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Faculty Office of Arts via email at arts@cuhk.edu.hk or by phone at 3943 7107.

The first dialogue of the "Arts and Humanities Conversations at CUHK" Series - Hong Kong Impressions: Re-imagine Our City through Art and Stories.

Mr. Mark R. Barnekow, Executive Director, the University of Chicago Francis and Rose Yuen Campus in Hong Kong.

Prof. Josh Yiu, Director, CUHK Art Museum.

Prof. Ian Morley, Department of History, CUHK, is the moderator of this dialogue.