Avant-garde Art in the 1960s: Hon Chi-fun and His Contemporaries 60年代的前衛藝術：韓志勳與他的當代藝術家VIEW EVENT DETAILS
Evening conversation with author Mr. Quanan Shum, Ms. Choi Yan-chi, and Dr. Louis Ho, moderated by Tang Siu Wa │岑崑南(崑南先生)，蔡仞姿女士，何建宗博士及鄧小樺的晚間座談會
Registration 登記 6:45pm
Dialogue 簡報 7:00pm
Close 結束 8:00pm
In the 1960s, many Hong Kong artists began working against notions of ‘Eastern’ and ‘Western’ in their works. They combined their training in traditional Chinese painting and philosophy, as well as Euro-American inspired artistic expression, to initiate a new visual language of abstraction.
In this evening program, author Mr. Shum Quanan, Ms. Choi Yan-chi, and Dr. Louis Ho will discuss the approaches of Hong Kong avant-garde art artists in the 60s, such as Hon Chi-fun. They will also discuss the emotion and passion, literature, and philosophy in his works, particularly the presence of light in Hon Chi-fun’s art. This talk will be moderated by the writer Tang Siu Wa.
*In Cantonese with English interpretation | *此簡報會以粵語進行，設有英文即時傳譯。
Born in 1935, Mr. Quanan Shum graduated from Wah Yan College, Hong Kong. He has founded and edited many publications, including “Hong Kong Youth Weekly” and “New Weekly”. In 1955, he won the first place in the Hong Kong Broadcasting Competition hosted by the United Nations Association of Hong Kong and later founded the Modern Literature and Art Association. Shum also worked for various newspapers in the 50s and 60s, including China-Spain Daily, Oriental Daily, and Economic Daily. Over the years, Shum has authored many publications on poems and novels. In 2015, his collection of short stories “Mong Kok Memory Stick” won the Hong Kong Literature Biennial Award. Shum was also won a Artist of the Year Award (Literary Arts) in 2017.
崑南先生，原名岑崑南，1935年生。畢業於香港華仁書院。他創辦及編輯《香港青年週報》、《新週報》等數種報刊。 1955年，他在香港聯合國協會主辦的香港廣播比賽中獲得第一名，後來成立了香港現代文學藝術協會。崑南在50年代和60年於西班牙日報，東方日報和經濟日報等多份報章任職。多年來，崑南出版多本詩歌及小說版物。他的短篇小說集《旺角記憶條》在2015年獲得香港文學雙年獎。他於 2017年獲得年度藝術家獎（文學藝術）。
Dr. Louis Ho is Research Assistant Professor of Humanities and Creative Writing at Hong Kong Baptist University. Beyond the university, he has continued to participate in various arts and cultural organizations by serving as vice-chairman and curatorial panellist of 1a Space, 藝發局3年資助計劃ADC-3-year-granted local art organization, and committee vice-chairman of Renaissance Foundation Hong Kong, and committee member of the House of Hong Kong Literature. His research interests include aesthetics and art theory, cultural policy studies, cultural and creative industries, art and social innovation, and popular culture.
Choi Yan-chi is an artist and educator from Hong Kong. She exhibited at the First Asia Pacific Triennial, has held solo exhibitions at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Para Site, Hong Kong, and the Hong Kong Arts Centre. Choi is a recipient of a Canada Council Artist Grant, an Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (1990) and an award from the Hong Kong Secretary of Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme 2010-11. She is also the co-founder of the contemporary art organisation 1a Space, one of Hong Kong's oldest non-profit art organisations. Her work is in the collections of the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the New Hall Art Collection at the University of Cambridge. Choi holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has served as an Assistant Professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.
Tang Siu Wa is an author and cultural commentator who has published several collections of poems and essays. She is one of the founding member of the literary magazine “Fleurs des lettres”, and she has curated numbers of exhibition, such as all previous Hong Kong literary Seasons, Oi! “Sparkle! Room for a Book”, and etc. Currently, she is the chief curator of the House of Hong Kong Literature, the editor-in-chief of the literary platform “P-articles”, and the broadcaster of RTHK “Literature Night”, and she also teaches creative writing at various Hong Kong institutions.
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