Searching for Pan Yu-LinVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The Jockey Club Art Education and Female Empowerment Series Song of Spring: Pan Yu-Lin in Paris Public Lecture Series
Evening discussion with Dr. Sandy Ng, Assistant Professor of Culture and Theories at Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Celia Ko, local artist and arts educator; and Mia Yu, Beijing-based artist and art historian.
Gallery tour & Video sharing: 6:30pm-7:15pm
A self-made School of Paris artist from wretched origins, a patriotic poster child of China’s May of Fourth generation, an expatriate painter in between the East and the West — these are a few of the many narratives used to framed and construct Pan Yu-Lin as an art historical subject. This program invites Dr. Sandy Ng, Assistant Professor of Culture and Theories at Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Celia Ko, local artist and arts educator; and Mia Yu, Beijing-based artist and art historian, to consider the different ways of understanding and re-evaluating the art and life of Pan Yu-Lin, an artist who both abided and defied easy art historical classification with her cross-cultural style. Prior to the discussion, moderator and Assistant Curator at Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Joyce Wong will lead a special gallery tour followed by a video screening of Pan Yuliang: A Journey from Silence (2017), a film essay produced by Mia Yu, which traces her personal journey in search of Pan Yu-Lin.
Mia Yu is an art historian who specializes in modern and contemporary art in East Asia. She is also an artist who creates films, installations and performances inspired by her art historical research. Her on-going art project Pan Yuliang: A Journey From Silence has been exhibited at Villa Vassilieff in Paris, Guangdong Times Museum, Jiangsu Art Museum and Shenzhen Art Museum. Yu edited a special issue for Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art. She was the winner of YISHU Art Critic Award in 2018 and also the winner of CCAA (Chinese Contemporary Art Award) in 2015.
Sandy Ng is Assistant Professor of Culture and Theories in The School of Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is currently working on a book-length research project that explores design, gender and modern living in China in the early 20th century. Two forthcoming publications will examine how artists like Pan Yu-Lin (1895-1977) embrace modernity and fashion the ‘self’ in the modern era and how national and female identities are tied to the design of cheongsam in Hong Kong. Ng received her PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London).
Celia Ko is a Hong Kong based artist and art educator. She received her fine art training in Southern California. While focusing on portraits and representational/ figurative oil painting, Ko also adopts mixed-media, installation, 3D objects and photography for her conceptual creations which constitute her reoccurring theme of autobiographic quest of both cultural and aesthetic identity. Ko held several solo exhibitions and participated in joint exhibitions and mural projects in Hong Kong, Long Beach and Los Angeles. She was the first artist to introduce muralism and public mural to Hong Kong. She is a visiting lecturer at various art institutes including Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HKU SPACE, RMIT (HK), SCAD, etc.
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty