Date: 28 September 2019 Time: 6pm Venue: HKU Registration: required; free The Department of Fine Arts celebrated its 40th anniversary with almost 200 participants at Loke Yew Hall. Many alumni attended this homecoming dinner and met with old friends and teachers. Prior to the dinner, HKUFAAA organized a 30-minute Walk Down Memory Lane, showing alumni the current study environment on the Centennial Campus and sharing old stories that took place in the Main Building and in Fung Ping Shan Building.
Date: Tuesday 28 May 2019 Time: 7pm Venue: Muse Wine Bar, Hotel Stage, 1 Chi Wo Street, Jordan Registration: encouraged; going dutch We hope to connect ardent readers to share their love of books and exchange peer reviews and recommendations. For this second get-together, participants had a casual chat over dinner about their recent favourite art-related book.
Date: Friday 26 April, 2019 Time: 7pm Venue: Hong Kong University Alumni Association, Room 101, Yip Fung Building, 2 D’Aguilar Street, Central Registration: required, confirmed with payment; $320/ person In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Department of Fine Arts, HKUFAAA hopes to build a unique and interesting portfolio, with materials gathered over a series of alumni dinner sharing.
Date: Friday 22 March 2019 Time: 7pm Venue: Muse Wine Bar, Hotel Stage, 1 Chi Wo Street, Jordan Registration: encouraged; going dutch We hope to connect ardent readers to share their love of books and exchange peer reviews and recommendations. For this first get-together, a small group of participants brought along their favourite read of 2018 and shared their views and findings. It was an inspiring and cozy chat over food. Books covered Clarke, David. China—Art—Modernity A Critical Introduction to Chinese Visual Expression from the Beginning of the Twentieth Century to the Present Day. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2019. Meyer, Richard. What was Contemporary Art?. Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2013. 大衛．薩利著，吳莉君譯：《當代藝術，如何看》(台灣：原點出版，2018年) 姚謙：《一個人的收藏》(台灣：時報出版，2015年) 高橋明也著，黃友梅譯：《美術館，原來如此！從日本到歐美，美術館的工作現場及策展思考》 (台灣：麥浩斯，2017年) 楊昌溢著，《力比多記》(重慶：重慶出版社，2016年) 黎美蓮著，《香港藝術掠影：1949-1997》(香港：香港知專設計學院，2017年)
Date: Friday 15 March, 2019 Time: 6:30pm Venue: MTRL Hong Kong, 10 New Street, Sheung Wan (https://mtrl.com/hk/) Registration: encouraged; free HKUFAAA hosted its first public event on 15 March, 2019. It was an evening gathering with Prof. David Clarke, who said goodbye to his HKU colleagues and students at the DEXIT party two years ago. This gathering allowed alumni and friends to catch up with each other, and to celebrated the launch of Prof Clarke's recent publication, entitled China—Art—Modernity: A Critical Introduction to Chinese Visual Expression from the Beginning of the Twentieth Century to the Present Day. Prof. Clarke as our honoured speaker explained the aim of this book project, the structure of his writing, and the vision that he has towards the field. Thanks to the support of HKU Press, we were able to offer a discount price of the book and participants happily brought home their own unique autographed copy.