Guest talk – Nadim Abbas

We will have Hong Kong Installation Artist Nadim Abbas in our next colloquium held on 5 Apr 2016 (Tuesday) to talk about some thoughts on a work produced for the 2015 New Museum Triennial in New York. The talk will be started at our usual time 5:00pm in M6094 Future Cinema.

Date: 5 Apr 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 17:00
Venue: M6094, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong


Topic: Domesticity at War

About the artist:

Nadim Abbas (born 1980, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong installation artist. Abbas received his BFA from London’s Chelsea College of Art & Design and MPhil from the University of Hong Kong Department of Comparative Literature. He teaches at the City University Hong Kong School of Creative Media and the Hong Kong Art School/ RMIT University.
Abbas’s practice includes heavily-researched installation and sculptural works that play on the psychological patterns of everyday objects and kitsch. His work draws thematic inspiration from literature, science and psychology. His first solo solo was the “Cataract” at Experimenta, on 2010. Other works included are “Marine Lover” at ART HK 11, and a collaboration with Saamlung Gallery on a project for the 2012 Hong Kong International Art Fair. For Art Basel Hong Kong in 2014, Abbas was invited by Absolut to collaborate on an “art bar”, an art installation doubling as a pop up bar during Art Basel fairs around the world. Abbas’ concept called “Apocalypse Postponed” drew inspiration from Science Fiction films, 20th century military architecture and defensive plans such as The Atlantic Wall and the Swiss National Redoubt, creating a bunker-like environment, constructed from sand bags, with blacked-out windows within a 7000 square foot space.
To find out more about Nadim Abbas, you can check out his pages.

Guest Performance – Alejandro Rodriguez & Manuel Palenque

Another colloquium held in next week would be a audio visual performance by architect Alejandro Rodriguez & A/V Artist Manuel Palenque. The show will be started at 7:00 pm in M1060 Multimedia Theatre on 21st March 2016 (Monday).

You can find out their previous performance via: (Alejandro) (Manuel)



About the artists:
Alejandro Rodriguez is a Architect, Stage Design and art director Virtual Reality expert, Video Games content and technology developer.

He has been involved in several important public events from Argentina, including the festivities in the “Casa Rosada” presidential building of Argentina, where he designed the stage for several national festivities and co directed the technical system operations with his partner Martin Borini.

Mega show designer He has directed some of the biggest shows in Argentina including the Fiesta Nacional de La Vendimia in Mendoza, Argentina with some 1000 actors and musicians playing live in a 70 minutes show where Alejandro was the technical and art director and designed the scenario.

Manuel Palenque Buenos Aires, 1986, develops sound and visual performances, working in realtime mixing both worlds.

Studied a degree in electronic Arts (UNTREF). Is involved as an interactive designer and programmer in Expos, theatre, live shows and media installations for different artists. As a Music Producer composes electronic music for live performances and sound design for video games and film

Has given workshops and talks about these fields in different festivals and cities:Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata, Mendoza, Rosario, Ibiza, Barcelona, Bogotá.


To find out more about Alejandro Rodriguez and Manuel Palenque, you can check out their pages.

Guest talk – Taihei Shii 施井泰平

The next colloquium will be on next Tuesday, the 22nd of March. We will meet at 5:00pm on the 6/F in the Future Cinema (M6094). We will have contemporary art artist Taihei Shii (施井泰平) presents some of his previous art works and his latest activity “startbahn”.

Taihei shii poster

Two main subjects will be introduced in this lecture: one is about some previous art works of TAIHEI, an artist of contemporary art who has been seeking the “Art of the Internet Age,” and the other is about his latest activity “startbahn,” which is an SNS exclusive for art. “Startbahn” is a platform of art, designed specially for the Internet age. In addition to its communication system unique to an SNS, “startbahn” has a system to add artistic value to an artist’s work through buying, selling, and reviewing of it. Currently, “startbahn” system performs only in Japanese; however, we intend to start the service in English taking the occasion of this lecture. Therefore, this lecture will be the first opportunity for “startbahn” to be introduced to the world, where we will expand its service in the near future.

About the Artist:
Taihei Shii works on contemporary art by the name of TAIHEI. 1977: Born in Tokyo. Lived in the United States at the ages of 4~10, 17~18, and 25. From around 2003: After graduating from Tama Art University, Faculty of Art and Design, Department of Painting, Oil Painting Corse, TAIHEI started to present his art works featuring the “Art of the Internet Age.” Then, working in parallel with the virtual Internet­based project, TAIHEI has been introducing his art works in the real art spaces such as galleries and art museums.

To find out more about our speaker, you can check out his Linkedin page here.