Guided Viewing: Women in Art: Hong Kong With Eliza Gluckman
Join New Hall Art Collection Curator, Eliza Gluckman, for a tour of the exhibition at Sotheby’s and hear about the new research she has undertaken with the Asia Art Archive, about women artists in Hong Kong. Presented during the period of International Women’s Day, this exhibition of work by 10 artists covers the past 50 years of artistic development and creativity in Hong Kong. From ink to performance, they cross generations telling the story of women who have added to the creative landscape of Hong Kong.
Au Hoi Lam, Rosamond Brown, Irene Chou, Choi Yan Chi, Fang Zhaoling, Ho Sin Tung, Ko Sin Tung, Jaffa Lam Laam, Angela Su to Doris Wong
Importantly these diverse works show a breadth of experience, practice and ideas generated by women. There are, however, threads and commonalities – both clichés and facts – that arise every time a platform is raised to talk about ‘women artists’: recurring questions about representation and visibility in art history, public institutions and the market.
At this time of monumental change for the visual arts in Hong Kong, the research findings enable conversation and debate on the visibility of the many women who shape, support and create the vibrant arts ecology of Hong Kong.
Full details of the research lead by Phoebe Wong and New Hall Art Collection curator Eliza Gluckman, and supported by the HKU Museum Society, will be published in Yishu journal’s May/June 2018 edition and be available online through the Asia Art Archive and New Hall Art Collection websites. www.art.newhall.cam.ac.uk www.aaa.org.hk
Eliza Gluckman is the Curator of the New Hall Art Collection at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. She has an MA in Fine Art/ History of Art and an MA in Curating Contemporary Art (Royal College of Art). She has also worked in contemporary art for eighteen years, including in institutions such as Asia House and the Royal Society of Arts, and establishing a private institution and collection. In a freelance capacity Eliza has worked with the National Trust and museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum and Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.