Teacher‘s Morning and Teacher‘s Workshop are Tai Kwun Contemporary’s knowledge-sharing and communication programmes designed especially for teachers and art educators. Through explorations of current exhibitions, meetings with curators, artist workshops, and discussions about art education, we hope to build a platform for the sharing and exchange of contemporary art knowledge, developing effective pedagogical practices in contemporary art together.
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The latest edition of Teacher‘s Morning and Teacher‘s Workshop takes a closer look at the current exhibition at Tai Kwun Contemporary: Myth Makers—Spectrosynthesis III exhibition, one of the first major survey exhibitions on LGBTQ+ perspectives in Hong Kong, and draws inspiration from artists addressing “queer mythologies”—who highlight either same-sex love and desire or gender fluidity as found in ancient belief systems and traditions in Asia.
For this event, co-curator Chantal Wong has been invited to introduce the curatorial concept and present artwork highlights. Afterwards, gender studies lecturer Sonia Wong will explore concepts and artworks related to body politics, followed by a self-portrait exercise. Her discussion will offer insight on how to guide students in exploring the unbounded possibilities of self, starting from our bodies.
Teachers visit Myth Makers—Spectrosynthesis III exhibition
Curator Chantal Wong shares exhibition concept & artwork highlights
Guest speaker Sonia Wong leads “Body Experiment: An Imaginary Self-portrait” workshop
A standard body, a beautiful body, a legal body, a holy body, a weird body, a natural body, a technology-integrated body—both the experience and imagining of the body’s borders have provided essential inspiration to artists, and have also served as a platform for religion, culture, and social institutions to assert their authority. What role do artists’ bodies play in the art they create? What possibilities do our bodies offer? How can we translate our reflections on self, body, and identity into forms of artistic expression?
The morning session of this event will be conducted in English and the afternoon session in Cantonese. Both sessions will offer simultaneous interpretation into Cantonese or English, respectively.
This is a free event. For teachers interested in participating, please register via the link below on or before 10 February 2023.
Teacher’s Morning & Teacher’s Workshop registration form: https://form.jotform.com/223543853443053