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R:EAD #5 ON MYTH・HISTORY・IDENTITY | Myth-making in Contemporary Arts: A dialogue on “Lo Ting” with Vivian Ting and Siu King Chung

Jun 18, 2017
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

As a reverberation following the closing of Soil and Stones, Souls and Songs and part of the programmes of R:ead#5, Myth – History – Identity, Para Site will host a dialogue between Vivian Ting and Siu King Chung on the mythologies surrounding Lo Ting. This half-fish-half-human creature is a contemporary constructed myth employed to evoke the origins of Hong Kong people. Ting and Siu will visit the different versions of the Lo Ting stories, focusing on examples from a series of exhibitions and programmes between 1997 and 1999, and will further discuss its relevancy today, as well as more broadly issues of myth-making in contemporary art. Myth – History – Identity is the fifth edition of the east-alia dialogue (r:ead) residency, a platform to share and raise awareness of issues of art and society in East Asia.

About the panelists

Vivian Ting is an independent curator. She graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and read Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. She has curated projects at the Museum of East Asian Art in Bath and the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. Her research focuses on the participation of art activities in the wider context of cultural consumption.

Siu King Chung is an artist, art and design commentator, and independent curator. He is currently Associate Professor at the School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the convenor of “Community Museum Project,” and is actively involved in arts policy and art/design curriculum development in Hong Kong.

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