Next Act: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong Education ProgramVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Talk with the Artist—Samson Young
- Zoom Webinar
- Friday, November 13, 2020
- Artist Talk 19:00 (HKT); Close 19:45 (HKT)
- Free Admission
- *You will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar upon registration.
Trained as a composer, multidisciplinary artist Samson Young incorporates elements of experimental music, sound studies, and site-specific performance into his art practice. His research based installations combine history, political discourse, and comments on pop music, with traditional music or self-programmed instruments. Hong Kong-based artist Samson Young is the winner of the inaugural Sigg Prize (formerly the Chinese Contemporary Art Award (CCAA)) and one of the 10 young, local artists represented with a research-driven work in the Next Act: Contemporary Art from Hong Kong exhibition.
In this program, Prof. Ming Tiampo of Carleton University will discuss a number of recent works of Samson Young’s with the artist himself, for instance, The Utopia Trilogy Series, the Possible Music series, The Immortals, as well as The World Falls Apart Into Facts, which is currently on view at Chantal Miller Gallery, ASHK.
Multi-disciplinary artist Samson Young was trained as a composer, and graduated with a Ph.D. in Music Composition from Princeton University in 2013. In 2017 he represented Hong Kong in a solo project at the Hong Kong Pavilion of the 57thVenice Biennale. Other solo exhibitions include the De Appel, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh; SMART Museum, Chicago; Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art in Manchester; M+ Pavilion, Hong Kong; and Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, among others. Group exhibitions include Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Performa 19, New York, Biennale of Sydney; Shanghai Biennale; National Museum of Art, Osaka; National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul; and documenta 14: documenta radio; amongst others. He was the recipient of the BMW / Art Basel Art Journey Award, Hong Kong Arts Development Council Artist of the Year Award, Prix Ars Electronica, and the Bloomberg Emerging Artist Award. In 2019, he was shortlisted for the inaugural Uli Sigg Prize. His works are held in the collections of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; M+ Museum, Hong Kong; Mori Art Museum, Japan; and the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Ming Tiampo is Professor of Art History, and co-director of the Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis at Carleton University. She is interested in transcultural models and histories that provide new structures for understanding and reconfiguring the global. She has published on Japanese modernism, global modernisms, and diaspora. Tiampo’s book Gutai: Decentering Modernism (University of Chicago Press, 2011) received an honorable mention for the Robert Motherwell Book award. In 2013, she was co-curator of the AICA award-winning Gutai: Splendid Playground at the Guggenheim Museum in NY. Tiampo is currently working on three publication projects, Transnational Cities, which theorizes the scale of the urban as a mode of reimagining transcultural intersections and the historical conditions of global modernism, Intersecting Modernisms, a collaborative sourcebook on global modernism, and Jin-me Yoon, an Art Canada Institute book on the diasporic Korean-Canadian artist. Tiampo is an associate member at ici Berlin, a member of the Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational Advisory Board, a fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art on the London, Asia project, a founding member of TrACE, the Transnational and Transcultural Arts and Culture Exchange network, and co-lead on its Worlding Public Cultures project.
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