Master of Arts in Curating and Art History
01/02/2023 - 30/05/2023 | MACAH Master Class 2023
We are pleased to announce the MACAH Master Class 2023. Through seminars, workshops, and site visits, we have established ongoing dialogues with art historians and museum scholars regarding their cutting-edge research and curatorial practice.
Master Class 1. Curating Asian Art in Australia: three recent projects
Dr Shuxia Chen (Curator, University of Sydney Chau Chak Wing Museum)
Dr Olivier Krischer (Historian of modern and contemporary East Asian arts)
Shuxia Chen (PhD) is a curator at the University of Sydney Chau Chak Wing Museum, and lecturer in Curating and Cultural Leadership at UNSW Art & Design. Shuxia is working on three edited volumes from three research-based exhibitions: Chinese Toggles: Culture in Miniature (Power Publications, 2023); A Home for Photography Learning: the Friday Salon, 1977-1980 (Shanghai Fine Arts Publishing House, 2023), and Wayfaring: Photography in Taiwan during Martial Law Period (ANU Press, 2024). She is also a 2022-2023 David Scott Mitchell Memorial Fellow researchers at the State Library of New South Wales, Australia.
Olivier Krischer (PhD) is a historian of modern and contemporary East Asian arts with a particular interest in transcultural networks and photomedia. He lectures in Chinese and Japanese contemporary art at the National Art School and in the MA Curatorship and Cultural Leadership at UNSW Art & Design, Sydney. His edited publications include John Young: The History Projects (Power Publications, 2023), Zhang Peili: from Painting to Video (2019), and Asia through Art and Anthropology: Cultural Translation Across Borders (2013, with F. Nakamura, M. Perkins).
Masterclass 2 - Synthesis and Transformation: My Practice as an Artist
Prof. Xiaoze Xie (Paul L. & Phyllis Wattis Professor of Art, Stanford University)
Xie Xiaoze’s oeuvre includes oil painting, ink-wash painting, video, and installation, exploring the relationship between history and memory through visual representation of books, newspapers, texts, archives, etc., as well as looking into the contingency and fragmentation of knowledge and information during the course of human history transmission. Xie will share the journey of his artistic exploration through major series of works from different periods, and discuss his unique direction to combine scholarly research with artistic creativity in recent years.
Masterclass 3 - Taring Padi Collective and Art as Direct Political Practice
Dr Alexander Supartono (Lecturer, Edinburgh Napier University)
Founded in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 1998, the Taring Padi collective’s connective principle evolved at the interface of ideology and friendship and in parallel with the aim to utilise art as a tool for political education . Taring Padi’s presentation at Documenta 15 in 2022 was the collective’s first participation in a major international art event after twenty-three years of their existence. Whilst Taring Padi took Documenta 15 as a platform to further their political work, the audience’s reading, appreciation and examination of their artworks expanded beyond the specific historical context of their artmaking practice. This lecture will revisit, from an insider’s perspective, the negotiation between artworks as a form of political education and as objects of display. It will offer an overview of the collective’s three main artistic practices—woodcut prints, cardboard puppets and large-scale banners—to explain how their artworks were recontextualised in the context of Documenta 15. The lecture will also discuss the pictorial commonplaces that form the collective’s distinctive iconography.
We are pleased to announce the MACAH Master Class 2022, organized exclusively for MACAH students. Five senior curators will share their knowledge and expertise in approaches to curating and collecting at various art institutions.
1.(Re)writing Art Histories: Collecting from Regional Perspectives by National Gallery Singapore
Horikawa Lisa (Director of Curatorial and Collections, National Gallery Singapore)
Horikawa Lisa is Director of Curatorial & Collections at National Gallery Singapore, overseeing the strategic development and sustainable promotion of collections including artworks and archives.
She was a lead-curator of Between Declarations and Dreams: Art of Southeast Asia since the 19th Century (2015), (Re)Collect: The Making of Our Art Collection (2018) and co-curated Reframing Modernism: Painting from Southeast Asia, Europe and Beyond (2016). Prior to joining the Gallery, she was a member of the curatorial team of the Long March Project in Beijing, from 2002-2003, and Curator at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum in Japan from 2003 to 2012. She holds a MA in Art History from Kyushu University. Her curatorial projects at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum included China Dream—Another Stream of Chinese Modern Art (Fukuoka, Kobe, Niigata, 2004); In the Dawn of Modernity in India—Company Paintings (Fukuoka, 2009); and the 3rd and 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale (2005, 2009, research curator for China).
2.The Ceramic Collection of Palace Museum Taipei
Huang Lan Yin 黃蘭茵 (Assistant Curator, Palace Museum Taipei)
3.Collecting old master drawings in public and private collections today
Dr. Marco Simone Bolzoni (Curator of Old Master and 19th Century Drawings, The Debra and Leon Black Collection in New York) Dr. Marco Simone Bolzoni is Curator of Old Master and 19th-century Drawings of the Debra and Leon Black collection, New York.
He received his Ph.D. from the University of Naples Federico II. His interest and expertise focus on the materials, styles, and functions of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Drawings. He is the author of Il Cavalier Giuseppe Cesari d’Arpino: maestro del disegno (2013), co-author of After 1564: Death and Rebirth of Michelangelo in Late Cinquecento Rome (with F. Rinaldi e P. Tosini, 2016); La scintilla divina: il disegno a Roma tra Cinque e Seicento, (with S. Albl, 2019), and has published extensively in Paragone, Ricerche di ArtItalies, Master Drawings.
He was a fellow at the Fondazione Longhi in Florence (2008), the Frick Art Reference Library – Center for the History of Collecting (2013), the Drawing Institute - The Morgan Library & Museum (2014), Villa I Tatti – The Harvard University Center for Italian Rainassance Studies (2015), the Italian Academy – Columbia University (2018).
4.'Cinderella Collection’ in the Digital Age: Drawings and Prints at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York
Dr. Julia Siemon (Assistant Curator of Drawings, Prints & Graphic Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum)
Dr. Julia Siemon is Assistant Curator of Drawings, Prints & Graphic Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. She holds a PhD from Columbia University. Previously, she was Assistant Research Curator in the department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
5.Site visit to Art Basel
About the MACAH Master Class 2022
The Challenges of Curating and Collecting at Global Museums invites five nationally diverse speakers to evaluate and engage with the theme of curating in regards to an international setting. This theme seeks to catalytically stimulate creative and critical ideas that correspond to aesthetics, cultural issues, individual and social aspect of life through direct mentorship of museum custodians of global art.
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What is Left of Technology by Mi You on 19 Sept 2022 (Mon)...
The Ceramic Collection of Palace Museum Taipei by Huang Lan Yin on 14 March 2022 (Mon)...
18/10/2021| Museum Visit
Tour to 3 exhibitions in UMAG, HKU on 18 October 2021 (Sun)... More
26/5/2021| Art Basel Visit Art Basel visit on 26 May 2021 (Sun)...More
Then and Now: Collecting Art and Exhibiting Cultures in Asia Conference, Lingnan University in Hong Kong, 20-21...More
25/03/2021| Field Visit
Field Visit to WMA Space and Tai Kwun on 25 March 2021...More
25/03/2021| Museum Visit
Visit the Archive of UMAG, HKU in 9 February 2021...More
18/03/2021 | Seminar
Visual Studies Seminar: "HKMoA in Times of Pandemic" by Dr Maria Mok on 14 April 2021 (Wed)...More
24/02/2021| Info Session
Curators of New Age Series - Borg, Bugs, and Matriarch: Curating in Alternative Space and MACAH...More
11/01/2021 | Talk
HKMoA Online Live Streaming Public Talks — "The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Botticelli and His Times — Masterworks from the Uffizi"...More
Information Session 2021-22...More