May 18, 2016

Art, Translation, Modern Literature in Chinese International Conference


“Art, Translation, Modern Literature in Chinese” International Conference 
「藝術、翻譯與現代中文文學」國際學術研討會
17-18 May 2016
Lingnan University, Hong Kong


The conference will focus on the interaction between art, translation and modern Chinese literature, seeking to examine the nature of translational time and space where modern Chinese art and literature respond to the influence from foreign cultures. In this process, artists, translators and writers attempt to reflect upon the significance of the newly acquired practice across different cultural and political contexts. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches, the conference hopes to explore a host of issues concerning translation in relation to modern Chinese art and literature, mediating complex influence from both inside and outside the Greater China region.

Moderator: Mary WONG
Date: 17 May 2016 | Time: 16:00-18:00 | Venue: AM309
Zoran POPOSKI and Marija TODOROVA 
Finding Meaning Through Intersemiotic Translation: On Hong Kong Atlas


March 08, 2016

Art Basel Hong Kong 2016

Artist Zoran Poposki is presenting his latest video art work at the international art fair ArtBasel Hong Kong on March 24-26, 2016, as part of the Videotage Media Art Collection.


Under the theme ‘Acentered – Reterritorialized Network of European and Chinese Moving Image,’ the Videotage booth will feature video art works from the Videotage Media Art Collection (VMAC), together with selected works from European partners, such as Casa Asia (Spain), Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art and University of Salford Art Collection (UK), Connecting Spaces Hong Kong - Zurich (Switzerland), MOMENTUM (Germany), and videoclub (UK).

The Videotage booth at 2016 Art Basel Hong Kong  is a collaboration between the Art Basel Crowdfunding Initiative and Videotage.


Since 1986, Videotage has developed itself from an umbrella for media artists to a network of media art and culture for cross-disciplinary cultural productions, as well as a platform to facilitate international exchange.

March 07, 2016

Landscape Beyond




Landscape Beyond: A Journey through Chinese Music, Western Music and Chinese Calligraphy and Painting

Date:10 - 11 / 4 / 2016

Time:15:00 ; 20:00
Venue:Jockey Club Black Box Theatre, 30 Pak Tin St, Shek Kip Mei, Hong Kong
Presenter︰Yao Yueh Chinese Music Association

Concert performance of artist Zoran Poposki's collaboration with contemporary Hong Kong composer Austin Yip at Landscape Beyond.

March 06, 2016

Transfiguring - Imago Mundi book

Artist Zoran Poposki is featured in the book Transfiguring - Imago Mundi (2016).

Image courtesy Fabrica 2016
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, Ana Frangovska, Claudio Scorretti, Irina Ungureanu, Sonia Abadjieva

With languages that range from photography and digital printing to painting, graphics and sculpture, the Macedonian artists not only give life to a powerful, creative and original vision, but also reflect on a land with deep cultural roots and a past to be protected. 140 works that are characterized both by their textures and choice of colours, and by their interpretation (at times ironic) of themes - the consumer society, memory, the subconscious, sexuality, the visual message, advertising – successfully recreating a psychological map of the human condition today.

Transfiguring is an Imago Mundi collection, a cultural, democratic, global, non-profit project, promoted by Luciano Benetton with the aim of creating the widest possible mapping of the different contemporary artistic experiences of our world. In Imago Mundi, each country is represented by the works of established artists and new talents, commissioned with the maximum freedom of expression.

(Scorretti, Claudio (ed.). Transfiguring - Imago Mundi. Luciano Bennetton Collection. Treviso: Fabrica, 2016.)

March 01, 2016

Making art with the community

MAKING ART WITH THE COMMUNITY: A community-art project and exhibition
Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery (2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong)
Exhibit Dates: April 1 - April 8, 2016
Reception: April 6 (Wed.), 19:00-20:00


Photo courtesy May Yeung & Tin Mok 
Exhibiting Artists:
May Yeung, Mak Siu Fung Vincent, Chung Ka Kan, Leung Hoi Yung Iceman (Hong Kong Innovative Education Foundation).

Curator:
Dr. Zoran Poposki 

Guest artist:
Victoria Hindley

Curatorial advisor:
Jeff Leung

This gallery exhibition is designed as a showcase of community-based artworks created through a collaborative artistic process involving Hong Kong artists, representatives of civil society organizations, and students, facilitated by an international artist. 

The exhibition aims to promote participatory community-based art by engaging visual arts students, visual artists and social services organizations in addressing community development issues through the artmaking. It furthermore aspires to raise awareness about the role of community-based art among the general public of Hong Kong. Through documentation of the art making process the participants bear witness to their personal experience, recognize their stories, and their contribution to public memory becomes a meaningful act of social agency. 

Making Art with the Community is supported by The Hong Kong Institute of Education. 

February 16, 2016

Us, Them & You

Image courtesy Studio Place Arts

Us, Them & You
Studio Place Arts (201 N Main St., Barre, VT)
Exhibit Dates:  March 8 - April 16, 2016
Reception:  Sat., Mar. 12, 4-6PM

While occupying a single earth, many generations of people have amplified their differences from others and the similarities within their own defined groups.  Rather than coalescing around the idea that “we’re all in this collectively,” these extreme “US,” not “THEM” perspectives are expressed in both radical and in socially-accepted ways through racial and class prejudice, genocide, wars, political corruption, resource allocation, and fear messaging on social media.

This global, invitational exhibit involves more than 24 artists from the U.S. and around the world.

Opening Reception:  Sat., Mar. 12, 4-6PM

Special Event:  Sat., Mar. 26
10-11:30AM:  Art project led by SPA artists
1:30-2:30PM:  "Walk & Talk" with the exhibit curators, Janet Van Fleet & Sue Higby
4PM:  Talk by anthropologist, artist & writer, Dana Walrath, Ph.D., MFA
"From Slavery to Syria:  Art & Social Justice"

Exhibiting Artists
Filipe Afonso, Eskild Beck, Boris Beja, Nayda A. Cuevas, Melissan Gurrieri, André Guiboux, Carolyn Enz Hack, Kiriaki Hajiloizis, Robyn Hasty, Matt Lee, Greta Lusoli, Nathani Luneburg, Anuk Miladinovic, Assunta Abud El Azim Mohamed, Laura Pawson, Jane Pincus, Klaus Pinter, Zoran Poposki, Dana Walrath, Jennifer Weigel, Phil Whitman.

January 18, 2016

DMZ International Art Festival in Korea

Image courtesy 2015 DMZ Pilgrimage International Art Festival
Artist Zoran Poposki's work is exhibited in the demilitarized zone on the border between South and North Korea. The exhibition is part of the DMZ Pilgrimage International Art Festival, which includes more than 60 artists from 11 countries, including Japan, China, India, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Canada, etc.

The theme of this year's festival is Facing Each Other. "The reality of national divisions forces us into a shared face-to-face position, whether the focus is physical or symbolic. In meeting, we are confronted with reality that is more than just a simple vestige relic of the South-North division left behind us: it is a wide open scar that persists until day. We practice facing each other for active healing. To face each other we must begin by recognizing the other," said the festival's Art Director, Cha Jooman, in the exhibition catalog.


Zoran Poposki, Macedonia Clash Leaves Two Dead (2015)
Poposki presents the digital painting Macedonia Clash Leaves Two Dead, ​​part of his project Abstract Politics (2008-2015).