Museum Visit: The Road to the Baroque
Date: 25 August 2022 (Thursday) Time: 4pm – 5:30pm Venue: Hong Kong Museum of Art Registration: required, free Speaker: Dr. Sim Hinman Wan (Lecturer, Department of Art History, HKU) Medium: English When we hear the word Baroque, what comes to our mind? Is it the taste for drama? Tenebrism? Caravaggio? Or the Counter-Reformation? "The Road to the Baroque: Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum" showcased works by famous artists such as Titian, El Greco, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Jusepe de Ribera. Rarely do we see such an array of 17th century oil paintings on display in Hong Kong. We were delighted to have Dr. Wan from HKU Art History to guide our visit, on a day when the museum was closed to the public. The exhibition's curatorial team was there with us as well!
Pottery Workshop: Wheel Throwing and Glaze
[Wheel throwing session] Date & time: 29 July 2022 (Friday), 7pm-9pm [Glaze session] Date & time: 19 August 2022 (Friday), 7pm-8pm Venue: The Pottery Workshop, Room 305, 3/F Lyndhurst Building, 29 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central Registration: required Fee: $750 (members), $850 (non-members) The fee covers both sessions (3 hours in total), including also clay, tools, bisque and glaze firing of the works. Instructor: Aidan Wong Medium: Cantonese/English
Myriad Shades of Jade: the Problem and Beauty of Celadon
Date: 16 August 2022 (Tuesday) Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm Venue: Online via Zoom Registration: required, free Speaker: Dr. Ruby Pui Yi Leung (Lecturer, Department of Art History, HKU) Medium: Cantonese, with some specific terms in English
In conversation with Dr Kathleen Wyma on Nalani Malani’s Vision in Motion at M+
Date: 4 August, 2022 (Thursday) Time: 11 am - 12:30 pm Venue: The Studio, M+ Nalini Malani is a prolific cross-disciplinary artist best known for her iconic Video/Shadow Play. On display are three major artworks – Utopia (1969–1976), Remembering Mad Meg (2007–2019), and Can You Hear Me? (2018–2020)— that spans five decades of Malani’s artistic career. When Dr Wyma saw Malani's video installations at The Studio in M+, she had the idea of getting a few interested alumni to the exhibition. Dr Wyma wanted to find out the kind of experience a viewer (an outsider) is seeing and feeling when bombarded with images and sounds in her videos and animations . This way we all learn from each other as people take away different things in her moving images ! The event turned out to be really enjoyable for all attending MAAH alumni from different cohorts as they saw for themselves the versatility of the artist working across many mediums. With Dr Wyma’s deep knowledge in Indian art history, the alumni could better understand the embedded meanings in Malani’s narratives and images that often deal with culturally specific events and topics.