HKACT! Acts 11-13 projects extend from neuro-design, artificial intelligence (AI) to symposiums and art installation, and looks to both the virtual space and physical reality in the fashion show for a greater engagement with the public. In their ambitious turn to the integration and confrontation of all artistic disciplines with technology as both artist and medium, HKACT! Acts 11-13 suggests that a pivotal moment in our own societies and cultural production merits a similarly all-encompassing artistic statement.

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HK𝐀𝐂𝐓! 𝐀𝐜𝐭 𝟏𝟏 𝐕𝐨𝐕: 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐬 presents new media artist Maurice Benayoun’s latest development in his pioneering neuro-design blockchain-based art project, Value of Values (VoV). Human Values such as LOVE, POWER, PEACE, KNOWLEDGE, are human abstractions, which live in the mind. If making art is giving shape to ideas, one can shape human values directly from their mind. Controlling the form just by thinking. Brain-Computer Interaction (BCI) makes neuro-design possible. This morphogenesis of values goes beyond the traditional culture-based representations (allegory for LIBERTY, the red pictogram of the heart for LOVE…). Each human value can be considered as a dynamic living form. Its ecosystem is the human mind. Like Nature assessing the evolution of living forms, through EEG (Electro Encephalography) it can assess forms and their relevance in representing abstractions and values. The resulting liquid shape submitted to dynamic forces is like Thought in motion. The generated forms become NFT on the Blockchain, opening the path for new market forces that drive the trade of Human Values. From Sublimation to Reification, artworks penetrate strata of human activities that were out of the artist’s reach. Ethics, Finance, Politics, Philosophy become, thanks to transactional practices, the new playground for artist at the world level. The process of neuro design which can be considered as HUGAN, were the now common AI GAN (Generative Adversarial Network) opposing a computer-based Generator to a carefully taught computer-based Discriminator may shift the status to the artist. In the Brain Factory and VoV this is the human brain that plays the role of the Discriminator. In the curatorial process involved in AI generated Art, the artist steps back from the position of designing concepts, it uses new tools that, in the like of paint-tubes, become concept-tubes or rhetoric-tubes. Curating variations to orient evolution of constantly evolving shapes may have become the new present of the artist’s practice.

Artist

Maurice Benayoun

𝗖𝘂𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿

Ann Mak

𝗢𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲 & 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲:

29.10.2022 (Sat), 18:00 – 20:00

𝗘𝘅𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲 & 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲:

30.10.2022 – 30.11.2022

11:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Mondays)

𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆

Asia Society Hong Kong Center

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong

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𝐇𝐊𝐀𝐂𝐓! 𝐀𝐜𝐭 𝟏𝟐 𝐕𝐨𝐕: 𝐇𝐊𝐑𝐔𝐍𝐖𝐀𝐘 is a multi-disciplinary fashion show that engages in the experimentation of new media to showcase fashion designs. 20 fashion designers from Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) are invited to give shape to values through the neuro-design process of VoV and create new forms of fashion inspired by the tokens they have created. People are allowed to claim their values in an expressive way. The outfits, captured by Photogrammetry, were then produced into Virtual Reality (VR) designed by Alexey Marfin. VR and dance will be incorporated to present the Value Collection, allowing audience to traverse between the reality and the virtual space.

Performance 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲 & 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲:

29.10.2022 (Sat), 20:00 – 20:30

𝗩𝗲𝗻𝘂𝗲:

Joseph Lau & Josephine Lau Roof Garden, Asia Society Hong Kong Center

𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿

Alexey Marfin

𝗙𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝗿𝘀

Chan Chun Yu

Cheung Cheuk Nam

Marco Cheung

Chui Ming Yi

Chung Sze Ki

Fok Kei Wing

Jessica Fung Hoi Yan

Fung Ka Man

Ho King Lai

Brianna Lau

Lee Long Man Michelle

Luo Cheuk Nga

Ng Sze Ting

Bibi Samina

Siu Ka Ho Hugo

Sun Yuet Ting Elaine

Tsum Ka Yee

Wong Ching

Yau Ho Yan

Yu Yuen Ying

𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗲𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀

Nina Habulan Gelladuga

Proceso Seguismar Gelladuga II

𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆

Asia Society Hong Kong Center

Hong Kong Design Institute

Southern California Institute of Architecture

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𝐇𝐊𝐀𝐂𝐓! 𝐀𝐜𝐭 𝟏𝟑 𝐒𝐲𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐮𝐦 is a full-day symposium which focus on philosophy and technology, as well as art and technology. Nine speakers are invited, including scholars and artists, from Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Globalisation has meant, historically, a process of neutralization through economic and technological means by conquering land, sea and air. The invention and proliferation of digital technologies in the second half of the 20th century has accelerated this process, as demonstrated by the Sino-American relation. At the same time, digital technology has become the most pervasive and ubiquitous medium now indispensable to everyday life. Both the state and capitalism demand and produce techno-social subjects – who are consumers, but not citizens. It is recognized that technology is not neutral. It is a new regime of discipline and containment based on computation, which has brought us convenience as well as platform capitalism, enforced surveillance and mass data extraction.

As a way to counter this homogenization, it is crucial to imagine a new form of globalisation, to imagine a techno-diversity or multiple cosmo-technics, by resolving the antinomy of the universality of technology.

To include people in different localities to participate in the production and sharing of knowledge, and allowing them to actively appropriate technology instead of being reduced to mere consumers. This is essential to maintaining a local heterogeneity as well as politicizing the innovation and employment of technology, which allows us to resist against a homogenization assumed by capitalist logic and the technocratic.

To bring forward a new phase of globalization means going beyond the previous unilateral process of globalization and the technological dystopia accompanied with it. It requires rediscovering and inventing new configurations between cultures and technologies, tradition and modernism, east and west. It is a call that not only addresses politologists but scholars in art and humanities, as well as those in engineering and sciences. It demands a re-evaluation of the limits and potential of the current algorithmic culture and its algorithmic governmentality from new perspectives.

This symposium invites scholars and artists to conceive such possibilities by reflecting on the conceptual and practical contributions from both the East and the West. It seeks to contribute in overcoming the universalist and homogeneous idea of technology, which impoverishes our capacity to think and act.

𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀

Prof. Maurice BENAYOUN

Dr. Primavera DE FILIPPI

Prof. Hidetaka ISHIDA

Prof. Yuk HUI

Prof. Scott LASH

Prof. Ronaldo LEMOS

Dr. Lev MANOVICH

Dr. Charles MEREWETHER

Prof. Jeffrey SHAW

𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲 & 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲:

28.11.2022 (Mon), 9:30 – 19:30

𝗩𝗲𝗻𝘂𝗲:

Miller Theater, Asia Society Hong Kong Center

𝗦𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆

Asia Society Hong Kong Center

U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong and Macau

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𝗢𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆

Osage Art Foundation

𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁

Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme, HKSAR Government

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For more information please visit:www.hkact.hk

Details of the registration for exhibition artist’s tours, and symposium will be announced soon.

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“HKACT! Acts 11-13” is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

The content of these programmes does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

 

   

Osage:
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AR Exhibition – Jockey Club Augmented Reality in Arts Education Project

24.07– 25.09.2022 

@大館 Tai Kwun

主辦機構 Organised by

奧沙藝術基金Osage Art Foundation

捐助機構 Funded by

香港賽馬會慈善信託基金The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

合作院校 Collaborating Institutions

香港大學建築系 Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong
香港浸會大學視覺藝術學院 Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
香港演藝學院舞臺及製作藝術學院 School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
香港知專設計學院數碼媒體學系 Department of Digital Media, Hong Kong Design Institute

展覽場地支持機構 Exhibition Venue Supported by 

大館 Tai Kwun  

參與中學 Participating Secondary Schools

香港中國婦女會中學Hong Kong Chinese Women’s Club College
賽馬會體藝中學Jockey Club Ti-I College
聖公會林裘謀中學SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School
聖士提反女子中學St. Stephen’s Girls College
基督教香港信義會元朗信義中學The ELCHK Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School
仁濟醫院第二中學Yan Chai Hospital No.2 Secondary School
仁濟醫院林百欣中學YCH Lim Por Yen Secondary School

「賽馬會AR藝術教育計劃」由香港賽馬會慈善信託基金捐助,奧沙藝術基金主辦,並與四間大專院校合作。此教育計劃為中學生及教師提供融合藝術、文化、科技和歷史四大支柱的跨學科學習體驗。100多名中學生通過工作坊及講座,學習製作AR 公共藝術項目的過程,從學校周邊地區的文化和歷史研究、策展概念發展、場景設計、攝影測量拍攝,到最終的展覽實現。這次在大館舉辦的公共藝術展覽便是本計劃第一年的成果。

通過《賽馬會AR藝術教育計劃》應用程式,我們邀請您探索由中學生創建的26 個擴增實境(AR) 立體模型,並與這些將分佈於大館各個空間的模型進行互動。您可以進入虛擬空間,與這些關於過去與未來的AR模型互動,撰寫並重新創造和敘述自己的新故事。

*建議參觀者在參觀前預先安裝《賽馬會AR藝術教育計劃》應用程式。 *於新冠肺炎疫情期間,在場人士均需嚴格遵從當時實行之防疫措施。 詳情: www.jcaraep.org

Jockey Club Augmented Reality in Arts Education Project is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and organised by Osage Art Foundation, in collaboration with four higher education institutions. The Education Project offers students and teachers in Hong Kong a unique interdisciplinary experience that integrates the four pillars of art, culture, technology, and history. Over 100 secondary students experienced the process of producing the AR art project through research, concept development, scenographic design, photogrammetry, and the realization of an exhibition. This public art exhibition at Tai Kwun is the outcome of Year 1 of this Education Project.

You are invited to explore and interact with the 26 augmented reality (AR) 3D models, created by the secondary school students and placed around Tai Kwun, by installing the “JC AR Education Project” app. You will be able to enter the virtual world and interact in the present with AR models drawn from the stories of past and future, compose and recreate your own new narratives.

*Visitors are recommended to install the “JC AR Education Project” app prior to the visit. *The exhibition and tours will be conducted in strict compliance with the Government's health regulations for the public prevention of COVID-19. More information: www.jcaraep.org

免費導賞團 Free Docent Tours 

星期二、四 Tue & Thu: 15:00-16:00
星期六、日 Sat & Sun: 10:30-11:30 / 14:00-15:00 / 16:00 -17:00
請通過此鏈接登記 Please register at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfa0YNO2Rb7LUDFAO7545t83W8m-fnYH80rFAdyjEUc9UDz9g/viewform 

免費公開分享講座 Free Public Sharing Talk 

14.08.2022 (星期日 Sun) 15:00-18:00 賽馬會立方 JC Cube / 線上直播 Online Live Streaming 

請通過此鏈接登記 Please register at: 

https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/ar-jcaraep-public-talk-tickets-386149342077?aff=ebdsoporgprofile


查詢 Enquiry 

蘇小姐 Zoe So zoeso@oaf.cc / (852) 2172 1697 

 

 

   

Osage:
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No Secret Between Us Anymore
– Jiang Zhi Solo Exhibition: 27.05.2022 – 31.08.2022 

Curated by Jiafan Weng

Presented by Osage Gallery

“No secret between us anymore”, the seeming intimacy reveals another layer of relationship — the exposures of privacy, and invasion of spaces. Living in a generation that every piece of us is being collected and calculated, are the secrets we used to keep still secured? Are we aware of the moment when we are exposed? Do we care about it?

Presented at Osage Gallery, this exhibition includes works in different art mediums by Beijing based artist Jiang Zhi, offering a multi-layered experience that explores the consciousness in response to the title “No Secret Between Us Anymore”. Through bodies and objects being transformed into semiotics, the viewers are put into a shrinking liminal space between being exposed and being protected.

Exhibition Period
27.05.22 – 31.08.22 

Mon-Fri 10:30am – 6:00pm
Sat 10:30am – 1:00pm
Closed on Sundays and public holidays 

Venue: Osage Gallery 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong
Register required:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSef_u4GNqLp6xiiX09vxVj9Rg5BL0tTaWMO1Igu-ltIq6k3kA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

 

   

Osage:
:: Spring Garden – Li Xinping Solo Exhibition: 10.05.2022 – 31.08.2022 

Curated by Belle Leung

Presented by Osage Gallery

“When spring came, even the false spring, there were no problems except where to be happiest... People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast (1964)

The pandemic in various places across the globe is still fluctuating, limiting social gatherings. Like a false spring, we are in a loop of hope and disappointment, relief and anxiety. Reading Hemingway’s thoughts inspires us to enjoy spring more when being alone and to find the mental space to contemplate, feel, and appreciate what is around us or find solace in art.

The exhibition Spring Garden will present 16 oil paintings, painted by Li Xinping between 2004-2015, They depict the enjoyment of Spring through scenes of leisure, music, and dance. The figures in Li’s paintings appear to be frolicking and immersed in the natural environment. It is as if whilst in the middle of the false spring, one can still almost feel the breeze, smell the fragrance of the flowers or hear the sound of swings in the wind. Li Xinping’s brushstrokes, colours, and imagination awaken our senses and prepare us for the true spring which symbolizes "a new beginning." His art provides a safe haven, a mental space "where there are no problems and where we can be the happiest."

Exhibition Period
10.5.22 - 31.08.22 

Mon-Fri 10:30am – 6:00pm
Sat 10:30am – 1:00pm
Closed on Sundays and public holidays 

Venue: Osage Gallery 4/F, 20 Hing Yip Street, Kwun Tong
Register required:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSef_u4GNqLp6xiiX09vxVj9Rg5BL0tTaWMO1Igu-ltIq6k3kA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

 

   

Listening Room 10 – Beyond | Schism

Venue: Osage, 4F, 20 Hing Yip St, Kwun Tong

*Due to public health situation, this event is POSTPONED until further notice. Please monitor the latest disease prevention measures and Osage's Facebook, Instagram, website for any rearrangements.

Beyond | Schism is a collection of pieces co-curated by HKNME flautist Angus Lee and clarinettist Linus Fung, exploring static and volatile states of beings, from the contemplative yet unsettling Let me die before I wake (Salvatore Sciarrino), the stoic yet evocative Kuroda-Bushi (Toshio Hosokawa), the lyrical yet perturbed Monologue (Isang Yun), to works that pushes the limits of both instruments to their physical limits (beyond by Matthias Pintscher, BUG by Bruno Mantovani, Flight by George Benjamin).

FOR FURTHER DETAILS & RSVP
https://www.hongkongnewmusic.org/listeningroom10

Co-organized by
Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, Osage Gallery, Sigma Projects

 

 

   

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