Welcome back to another series of guest lectures and performances! To kick off the semester, we got artist Lam Tung Pang coming in for a lecture. We will be meeting in the Future Cinema (room M6094) at 5pm, which is on the 6th floor of CMC.
LAM Tung Pang will be sharing with us about his on going project The Curiosity Box, and especially his most recent “phase” of the project called The Hometown Tourist.
“ During a time of growing awareness of self-identity within Hong Kong, artist Lam Tung-pang has decided to appropriate the role of a “tourist” within his own city. Lam muses that perhaps Hong Kong is undergoing a rebirth, and feels the desire to “re-visit” his hometown anew. To achieve this, the artist will move into a local hotel for 5 weeks, apart from his family, to restage the ￼curiosity that he felt while traveling in the United States. His intention is to create a sense of estrangement with a place he is supposed to be most familiar with “
About the Speaker:
Hong Kong born, and currently lives and works in Hong Kong. Lam studied Fine Art at The Chinese University of Hong Kong before undertaking an MA at Central St Martins College of Art, London in 2004. He has been awarded numerous scholarship and awards, including Arts Scholarship from Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2003) and Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards (2009).
Lam’s work are mostly related to specific situations or social contents and some of them are in monument scale by given a touch of humanity.He has exhibited extensively world-wide and has work in many private and public collections, including Destche Bank, Hong Kong Museum of Art and commission work by Hong Kong Legislative Council. In 2012, he was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship and outstanding contributions to the development of culture and arts by The Secretary for Home Affairs, Hong Kong. and the Award for Best Artist (Visual Arts) of the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards in 2013.