GE2019-41
From Artist to Artist-Citizen
***Due to extended on-campus class suspension at HKU, the following programme will be rescheduled. Please stay tuned for further announcement.***

Living in any society, we all have both rights and responsibility as citizens. In a free society, all individuals may freely choose the ways they want to participate in and contribute to that society. And what we can do depends on our strength and passion. Dr. Kacey Wong, a professor in design and an established artist, has been creating artworks that have strong links to social and political issues. He uses art as a channel to fulfil his aspiration to help humanity. In this talk and visit, Kacey will share the stories of his artistry journey—how he transformed into an artist-citizen.

▍Instructor: Dr. Kacey Wong 黃國才博士

 GE2019-41A - Talk 
Date: 23/3 (Mon) Rescheduled date to be announced
Time: 18:45 – 20:45
Venue: KK101, 1/F, K.K. Leung Building
Language: English

 GE2019-41B - Studio Visit 
Date: 26/3 (Thu) Rescheduled date to be announced
Time: 16:00 – 18:30
Venue: Kacey Wong Art HQ
Language: English
Fee: 20 (Including transportation between HKU and the venue)
Quota: 24

Online registration starts at 10:00 on 23/1 (Thu):
► HKU Students and Staff - https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?ueid=69088
► Alumni and Public - 
https://hkuems1.hku.hk/hkuems/ec_hdetail.aspx?guest=Y&ueid=69089

** Registrants are required to register with their full name as on the HKID card/passport. Security may check the relevant event registration confirmation and identity documents at campus entrance.


Schedule:
Date Time Venue
23 Mar 2020 18:45 - 20:45 KK101
26 Mar 2020 16:00 - 18:30 Kacey Wong Art HQ
Bio of Instructor(s) 導師簡介:
Dr. Kacey Wong was born in Hong Kong. He studied architecture in Cornell University and received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Chelsea School of Art and Design. He earned his Doctor of Fine Arts Degree at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. He is the founding member of Art Citizens, Street Design Union, Umbrella Movement Art Preservation, and a former curator and member of Para/Site Art Space. He is also a former Assistant Professor at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Design’s Environment and Interior Design Discipline. Currently he is an examiner at the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. His research investigates the role of artists and designers in social political causes. His works have been frequently featured by both local and international media outlets. Recently he was invited by TED Talk Vienna to discuss his protest art work.