Traditionally, mainstream visual art was limited to paintings and sculptures. Nowadays, its horizon has expanded to include many other modes of expressions, with installation art the most popular among them. Understanding installation art involves stretching the mind and the senses of the viewer. In this lecture, Choi Yan Chi, one of Hong Kong’s foremost installation artists will offer insights for a better appreciation of this art form.
Choi has been actively committed to promoting contemporary art in Hong Kong for over 25 years. Joining Baptist University in 2002, she helped to establish the University’s first Academy of Visual Art where she is currently an Assistant Professor. Her accomplishments are numerous. She was a grantee of Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in 1990 and a participant in the First Asia Pacific Triennial in Australia in 1993. That same year, she held her solo exhibition in the state gallery of Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt. A co-founder of 1A Space, she was invited by the University of Southern California as Distinguished Provost’s Visitor in 2008. In 2009, she curated the exhibition “Green, through the Kai Tak River” for October Contemporary Hong Kong. Her works are widely published internationally.
This lecture will be held at the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University. The academy was the site of the former Royal Air Force Officers’ Mess that is now listed as a grade II historical building of early 20th century colonial architecture. Along with the lecture, there will be an opportunity to tour the various art studios, computer laboratory and art gallery.