Events / Torrent No. 2

The Spirit Wakes in the Night Wind—a discussion about artist-driven publications during AAA’s Open Platform, Hong Kong

Burger Collection will host The Spirit Wakes in the Night Wind, a discussion on art publishing during Asia Art Archive’s Open Platform on Friday, 16 May 2014, 4.30 – 6pm.  The event will be held at Art Basel Hong Kong’s fair ground, at the booth of AAA’s Open Platform booth, P1, Hong Kong.

For more information about the location and overall program please check back to AAA’s website

The Spirit Wakes in the Night Wind*

Publications as a different way to imagine art and culture

This discussion round will look at the role and function of artist or artist-driven publications, both in print and online, at art criticism, and more generally at the function and present state of critical discursive platforms. Case studies and examples should be the starting points for the participants to debate the issues on the background of their individual projects and experiences within the HK art world and beyond. The event is organized around the publication of Burger Collectionʼs Torrent n°2, and its special Hong Kong supplement Silver Silence/Golden Speech, conversational meetings by Hong Kong artists and cultural practitioners. In its print version, Silver Silence/Golden Speech contains transcripts of conversations realized by five groupings of artists from Hong Hong involved in the exhibition and research project I Think It Rains (exh. Burger Collection, curated by Daniel Kurjakovic, Hong Kong 2013). The conversations deal, amongst other, with the autonomy of artistic practice, ethics and morality in the visual arts field, and with cultural policy.

Participants: Mary Chan (publisher and director MCCM Creations, Hong Kong), David Elliott (artistic director of the 2014 IVth Biennale of Young Art, Moscow), Hu Fang (fiction writer, co-founder and artistic director of Vitamin Creative Space Guangzhou and the Pavilion, Beijing), Charwei Tsai (publisher of Lovely Daze, Taipei), Yeung Yang (writer, curator, and executive director of soundpocket, Hong Kong), Oscar Ho Hing Kay (programme director of the M.A. programme in cultural management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and independent curator, Hong Kong).

* The title of this session is borrowed from Wallace Stevens, Lettres dʼun soldat, I-IX, published in: Poetry, A Magazine of Verse, Vol. XII, No. II, 1918, pp. 59ff.
For more on I Think It Rains, including the Artist Shelves, source material by artists, and From Dusk Till Dawn, real-time activities of May 24, 2013, on Cattle Depot and offsite, see:

Concept by: Daniel Kurjakovic
Moderators: Linda Jensen, Daniel Kurjakovic

One thought on “The Spirit Wakes in the Night Wind—a discussion about artist-driven publications during AAA’s Open Platform, Hong Kong

  1. Thanks a lot for holding this talk during the Art Basel event. The artist and publisher’s points of view and were indeed very interesting.

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