Art After Hours 2019

Poetry Reading with Tammy Lai-Ming Ho and Eddie Tay

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Film Screening & Kukangendai Music Performance

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One ear to hear - on(h)(e)ar)

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Elvia Wilk’s Oval and Real Eco-Estate Futures: reading followed by conversation with Tiffany Sia

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Foxconn Frequency (no.3) – for three visibly Chinese performers

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Spitting Spirits: from hip hop to acoustic sound with MC Yan

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Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing

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The Great Spirit: acoustic performance by MC Yan

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Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing – Spotlight

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Incoming Outgoing No. 1: spontaneous rituals with Shane Aspegren and Suitcase Institute

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Screening and Talk | Chungking Global

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Merry Night Ride: performance by Merry Lamb Lamb

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Real Estate Zine Bedroom Story: launch with Popo-Post Art Group

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Translator as viewer as performer: re-translating conceptual art with Yan Wu

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Richard Roe: reading by Tyler Coburn

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Cross and Transfer: Bookmaking Workshop with Doreen Chan

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ART AFTER HOURS - Disaster and Japanese Art: Noi Sawaragi Lecture

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Art After Hours: Mauvais Sang Screening + Li Chi Tak in Conversation

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Art After Hours: Sarah Morris: No Inside Outside (ASAP Keynote Lecture)

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Art After Hours: Screening and Talk | Rehearsing the Museum

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"Yesterday Once More" Film Premiere and Talk

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Yuk Hui: Book Launch

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Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔(多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng and curator talk with Ying Kwok

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Bitten: Inside the Mosquito World

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Screening of “Prison Architect” by Cao Fei with the artist present and followed by a Q&A session

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Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔 (多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng

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Art After Hours: “Come to me, Paradise” Film Screening and Conversation with Artist Stephanie Comilang

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Travelling Book: “14 Years Old & World & Border” Book Launch & Reading Event

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Art After Hours: “The Witching Hour” Panel

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Art After Hours: The Violence of Gender (From a Hong Kong perspective) Panel

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[Art After Hours] Artist’s Choice: ”Night of the Living Dead“ and in Conversation with Angela Su

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Art After Hours: Zhong Kui and the Reform of Hell—A Puppet Show by eteam

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Art After Hours: Karaoke Court by Jack Tan

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Art After Hours: Contagion and Hygiene panel

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Art After Hours: Hong Kong Visions with Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong

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Art After Hours: The Great Every Pandiculate Dinner Party

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Time
7:30pm-9:30pm
Location
JC Contemporary Map
Price
Free of charge
ART AFTER HOURS - Disaster and Japanese Art: Noi Sawaragi Lecture

General

The renowned Japanese art critic Noi Sawaragi will situate Japanese art in the specific geographical context of Japan, where natural disasters befall frequently and wreak havoc, and explicate his theory on the relationship between the uniqueness of Japanese art and a country that is never freed from the fear of disaster. Professor Sawaragi will touch upon The 500 Arhats, an immense breathtaking work that can be seen as Takashi Murakami’s response to the 3.11 tsunami and earthquake, as well as discussing issues in Japanese anime and manga culture in the panel.

Moderator and Translator: Lim Kah Wai (Independent Filmmaker, Film Programme Curator)


Free Admission; please register to secure your seat

*The lecture will be conducted in Japanese, with consecutive interpretation into Cantonese available 


About Noi Sawaragi

Born in 1962, Noi Sawaragi graduated from the Culture Department in the Faculty of Literature at Doshisha University and began work as a critic in Tokyo. His first collection of critical essays, Simulationism prompted broad discussion as a work that guided cultural trends in the 90s. People like Takashi Murakami, Kenji Yanobe and Norimizu Ameya curated challenging exhibitions at the same time.

In his most famous work, Japan, Modernity, and Art, Sawaragi refers to post-war Japan a “bad place” and questions the fundamentals of Japanese art history and art criticism. He has authored numerous other publications including War and the World’s Fair, a critical re-examination of the 1970 Osaka World’s Fair, and two volumes, Post-Art Criticism and Earthquake Art Criticism, written in response to the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake.

Noi Sawaragi is now a professor in the Tama Art University Art Faculty, and a  member of Institute for Art Anthropology, Tama Art University.