HKU Dept of Fine Arts
A Satellite event of ASAP
Milk Debt is a performance developed by Patty Chang specifically for Hong Kong that simultaneously explores individual actions and collective fears through the lens of motherhood, the boundaries between fear and desire, and cycles of reciprocation. Chang engages geographies, land, and the body by connecting affective and emotional resonances with ideas of place and belonging.
Patty Chang is known for her work in performance, video, writing and installation that explores physical and emotional interactions and consequences of acts in relation to subjects that are often considered taboo such as death and loss. She currently holds the position of Professor of Art at USC Roski School of Art and Design. She is the recipient of numerous awards from leading institutions including the Rockefeller Foundation, a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship and was recently made visiting artist of the Dunhuang Foundation. Her works have been shown internationally including at Museum of Modern Art (NY), Guggenheim Museum (NY), Hammer Museum (LA), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), BAK (Netherlands) and M+ (Hong Kong). Her acclaimed work, The Wandering Lake, 2009–2017, will be traveling to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Santa Monica in 2019.
ASAP: The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present is an international, nonprofit association dedicated to discovering and articulating the aesthetic, cultural, ethical, and political identities of the contemporary arts.
The 2019 ASAP symposium takes place in Hong Kong, a city that embodies the program’s theme: “Old Lands, New Ground”. Hong Kong offers a unique vantage point onto the arts of the present—it experiments daily with the competing ideologies, social dynamics, contradictory spatial-temporal impulses, and economic realities of living in the postcolonial complexities of old lands, new ground.
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