Pre-trip Talk: Japan's Contemporary Art and Architecture with Alex Hui

The highlight of our June trip to Japan will be to see some of the art installations of the coming 4th edition of the Echigo Tsumari Triennial Art Festival.

Alex Hui ( 許日銓 ) led the 2006 tour and the time has come to join him for another visit. In conjunction with our June trip to Japan, Alex will give a power point presentation to show us some of the site specific art works in Echigo Tsumari. He will explain the concept behind Echigo Tsumari and the HKU Museum Society's historical links with this art triennial. He will also show us some of the places we shall visit after our stay in Echigo Tsumari. The lecture will illustrate architecturally interesting museums, hotels and even a training centre for guide dogs!