Making, Sharing, and Exploring: How is Hong Kong Art History Made?

June 5, 2023 – June 11, 2023
Asia Art Archive in America

23 Cranberry St. Brooklyn, NY

The Open Call for Making, Sharing, and Exploring: How is Hong Kong Art History Made? is now closed.

Asia Art Archive in America, Dr. Yeewan Koon, professor and Chair of the Department of Art History at the University of Hong Kong, and Anthony Yung, senior researcher at Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong, invited participants to a three-day closed-door workshop, “Making, Sharing, and Exploring: How is Hong Kong Art History Made?”. This workshop took place at Asia Art Archive in America (AAAinA)’s  Brooklyn reading room from June 15th – 17th, 2023.

“Making, Sharing, and Exploring” is an extension of the Hong Kong Art Workshop and aimed to use collaboration and collective practices to examine and re-imagine the writing of Hong Kong’s art histories. A goal of this closed-door workshop was to delve deeper into Hong Kong artists who moved to and work in the United States, as well as artists who identify with Hong Kong (or Asia) but are based outside of Asia. How do we discuss the role of diasporic practices within the context of Hong Kong’s art history? How do we think about Hong Kong, at this moment in time, from outside of Hong Kong?  This practice-led research-based workshop was documented and engaged questions of how archives are made. Also attending this workshop was Hong Kong based artist Luke Ching, who was a resident at MoMA PS1 in 2000. Ching looked forward to revisiting his past experiences and sharing his practice with the workshop participants.

Hong Kong Art Workshop is an ongoing course offered by The University of Hong Kong (HKU) in Hong Kong, in collaboration with Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong. Designed to explore alternative pedagogical practices that challenge the way research is conducted and presented, this action-oriented research-based course encouraged students to use and apply materials produced and gathered by AAA over the past 20 years, as well as other available resources at HKU libraries and beyond.  By experimenting with non-book form research tools, including recordings, archival materials, and conversations with researchers and art professionals, this course aimed to develop timelines and time capsules that offer new insights into the diverse range of art practice and institutions in Hong Kong. Underpinning these investigations was a desire to consider alternative ways to approach learning about Hong Kong art history in order to reflect critically on the writing of art history in general.

To apply, please send all the below elements in ONE PDF FILE to, with subject (Hong Kong Art History Workshop) by June 11th, 2023:

  • a CV
  • a narrative bio (max. 200 words)
  • a paragraph intent of interest

Those chosen for participation are expected to be present and actively participate at our physical location in Brooklyn for the full duration of the workshop, from June 15th to 17th, between 10am and 5pm.