MILL6 Spring Exhibition ‘Social Fabric’ featuring newly commissioned works by Mariana Hahn and Kwan Sheung Chi came to a close in late April. There have been thoughts and discussions generated from this exhibition. Let's continue weaving them together at the coming book launch and conversation.
Wallace Chang, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Anthony Yung, Senior Researcher, Asia Art Archive
Evelyn Char, Writer
The event will be conducted in Cantonese. Limited seating. RSVP is essential.
ACO, 14/F, Foo Tak Building, 365-367 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
(Exit B of Causeway Bay MTR station, opposite to Tin Lok Lane)
ABOUT WALLACE CHANG
Fellow of HKIA; Registered Architect in Hong Kong and China; Associate Professor, School of Architecture, CUHK; Director of the Urban Place Research Unit; Visiting Scholar in Harvard-Yenching Institute, Harvard University; Advisory Committee Member on Revitalization of Historic Buildings. He is both an architectural practitioner and theorist on urban design, cultural conservation and community participation. His award-winning designs range from urban washroom to university academic building. Also, he is a social activist to promote a civil consciousness on urban environment, community conservation and sustainable planning, including his recent advocacy on the redevelopment planning and architecture of Shek Tsai Leng [Dills Corner Garden] Elderly Caring District. He has been conducting research with exhibition in Habitat City and Bamboo Theatre. His latest research, Kai Tak River Green Corridor Community Education Project [HKADC 2013 Award of Arts Education, International Award for Public Art 2015], focuses on cultural identity and urban sustainability issues during the urban transformation process in Hong Kong and southern Chinese cities. To recognize his contribution to the promotion of cultural conservation, he was awarded Certificate of Commendation by the Secretary for Home Affairs in 2015.
ABOUT ANTHONY YUNG
Anthony Yung is Senior Researcher at Asia Art Archive, specializing in China related archives and research projects, including ‘Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art 1980-1990’ which produced an extensive archive of primary materials and interviews about China during the 1980s. Yung is also the co-founder of Observation Society, an independent art space in Guangzhou. He is the awardee of ‘The Fourth Yishu Awards for Critical Writing on Contemporary Chinese Art’ (2014) and co-curator of ‘A Hundred Years of Shame – Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations’ (Para Site, Hong Kong, 2015)
ABOUT EVELYN CHAR
Evelyn Char is a writer and critic, and is currently Editor of ‘Fleurs des Lettres’ and a curatorial board member of 1a space. After obtaining her BA in History and MA in History of Art from UCL, she has been focusing on contemporary art criticism and also writes about films, literature, theatre, cultural policies and politics. Her writings have been published in ‘Fleurs des lettres’, ‘House News/Stand News’, ‘HK01’, ‘Ming Pao Daily’, ‘Apple Daily’, ‘Hong Kong Economic Times’, ‘Delta Zhi’, ‘Whitewall China’, ‘Cinezen’, ‘The News Lens’, ‘Pentoy’, ‘InMedia HK’, and ‘This is Tomorrow’. In 2013 she coordinated the multi-disciplinary exhibition ‘I think it rains’ for Burger Collection and 1a space. In 2014 she worked as Senior Research Associate at the School of Creative Media, studying the realities of new media art education offered by the school. In 2015 she co-curated the exhibition ‘Mind the Gap’ and participated as writer/reporter in ‘Gift from Land’, the Hong Kong program in Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2015. An in-depth study of the program will be published in book form in 2016.