Blog, Edition 2016, TC 2016

Art and Cultural Interactions

Lecture by Dr. Silvia Fok, Lecturer, General Education Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

As discussed by Wolfgang Welsch, “The concept of transculturality aims for a multi-meshed and inclusive, not separatist and exclusive, understanding of culture.” As such the dissolving boundaries between cultures and new cultural forms have been developed. This lecture will trace the cultural interactions through artworks made since the sixteenth century to present to highlight how different cultural legacies are intertwined with one another. It further construes how notion of transculturality can be adopted to interpret some selected artworks.

Dr. Silvia Fok teaches art history at the General Education Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is the author of Art and Cultural Interactions (Singapore: McGraw-hill, 2014), Life and Death: Art and the Body in Contemporary China (Bristol: Intellect, 2013), Performance Art in China: Site and the Body (Taipei: Artists Publishing Co, 2010, in Chinese) and The Stars Artists: Pioneers of Contemporary Chinese Art 1979-2000 (Taipei: Artists Publishing Co, 2007, in Chinese).
Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 7:00pm
Connecting Space Hong Kong, G/F, Wah Kin Mansion, 18-20 Fort Street
North Point, Hong Kong