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October 22, 2010

Action Script: Symposium on Performance Art Practice and Documentation in Asia

Asia Art Archive
21–25 October 2010Action Script: Symposium on Performance Art Practice and Documentation in Asia

Performance art or the production of ‘live art’ by artists is a vital element in the flourishing contemporary art scene in Asia. Festivals celebrating performance art proliferate in cities across the region and provide significant platforms for interaction, activism, and creative development. In addition to questions concerning the presentation, contextualisation, and reception of performance art, there are many issues surrounding the documentation of this ephemeral art form. From 21—25 October, internationally respected performance artists, archivists, and researchers will gather in Hong Kong to critically discuss the challenges associated with performance work. The aim is not only to provide better resources and a deeper understanding of performance art in the region, but also to further encourage its practice. Action Script is the inaugural event of AAA’s Performance Art Initiative.

Action Script: Symposium on Performance Art Practice and Documentation in Asia is organised by AAA in collaboration with the Centre for Community Cultural Development (CCCD) to announce AAA’s Performance Art Initiative. Over the course of five days, the conference will bring together artists, curators, scholars, students, and others interested in the field in dialogue and debate that will contextualise the exciting evolution of performance art in Asia.

Round-Table Seminars
21–22 October (Thu & Fri)
Hong Kong Arts Centre

Participating professionals include Martha Wilson of Franklin Furnace Archive (USA); Paul Clarke of Live Art Archives (UK); Farah Wardani of Indonesian Visual Art Archive; Thomas Berghuis who researches Chinese performance art; Ray Langenbach, a scholar and artist; and Wen Yau of Asia Art Archive. The two-day roundtable discussion will be moderated by Debra Wacks, an art historian who specializes in performance art, and Ko Siu-lan, an artist and curator who has participated in numerous international festivals and exhibitions. They will be joined by Seiji Shimoda, founder of the pioneering Nippon International Performance Art Festival (NIPAF) and other artists and festival organizers from around the region to analyze past experiences and consider the future of performance work in Asia.

Enquiry: [email protected] / + (852) 2815-1112

Artist Talk by Tehching Hsieh: In Conversation with Art Critic Lee Weng-choy
23 October (Sat) 2:30pm–4:30pm
Agnès b. CINEMA, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Full House/ The talk will have be webcast live on AAA’s website
Enquiry: [email protected] / + (852) 2815-1112

Performances
23 October (Sat) 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Outside of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, free admission
24 October (Sun) 3pm – 6pm
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre, tickets available at all URBTIX outlets

Participating artists include:Chumpon Apisuk(Thailand), Aye Ko(Myanmar), Shu Yang(Mainland China), Au-Yeung Tung, ger Choi, Vinci Mok, Sanmu (Hong Kong)Ray Langenbach(USA/Malaysia), Lee Wen(Singapore), Yuan Mor’O Ocampo(Philippines), Wang Molin(Taiwan), Ko Siu Lan, Leung Wai Man, Him Lo, Mok Chiu Yu, wen yau, Yuenjie MARU(Hong Kong)
Enquiry: [email protected] / + (852) 2891- 8482 / + (852) 2891- 8488

Workshop
23 October (Sat) 10am—1pm
McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Fee:$300 / $150* (*full-time students)
Enquiry & registration: [email protected] / + (852) 2891- 8482 / + (852) 2891- 8488

Action Script at Lingnan University, Hong Kong
25 October (Mon) 12:30pm -7pm
Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Enquiry: [email protected] / + (852) 2891- 8482 / + (852) 2891- 8488

Performance [email protected] Asia Art Archive (Exhibition)
18 October (Mon) – 24 December (Fri)
Asia Art Archive, 10am-6pm (Mon-Sat), free and open to the public
Enquiry: [email protected] / +(852) 2815 -1112

Action Script Symposium is generously supported by:
Burger Collection, The Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Sino Group’s ‘Art in Hong Kong’, and the Osage Art Foundation.

Please click here for programme details.
Enquiry & registration: [email protected] / +(852) 2815 -1112

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