︎︎︎ Moderated by Yang Yeung
Care: /ing /ful /less
16th August 2020 > 11am-1pm UK / 6-8pm HK
A group discussion on a range of texts on the theme of ‘care’, selected by moderator Yang Yeung. As a group we use these works as a starting point to consider the role of care in the cultural sector and the wider world. All are welcome to listen along and contribute their thoughts and questions.*The public programs are free of charge, all are welcome.
“I imagine following Aby Warburg’s “law of good neighbours” in construing this reading list that will bring us together. Says Alberto Manguel, “Warburg constructed his library as a space uninterrupted by sharp angles, in which [connections] could retain endless mobility. In a sense, his library was an attempt to disclose, in all their rawness, the bare nerves of his thought, and to allow room for his ideas to migrate and mutate and mate.” (The Library at Night, 2006:205).
The readings respond to the idea of “care” proposed by the curators of Museum of Half Truths. The readings are chosen not so that there will be a comprehensive philosophical or theoretical argument on care, but more that they are first, hinges into the sensibility of our times, and second, keys to our power of learning from each other. All readings touch upon some form of restraint – psychological, social, political... All touch upon justice and freedom in some ways. All point to the possibilities of effecting change for good. Perhaps the readings could be regarded as the beginning of a book list that we can collectively shape in the long run, caring for the evolution of care in our lives and others’ together.” - Yang Yeung
Making a Museum
is a series of creative exercises, artist talks and provocations looking at building better museums and engaging with archives.
All are welcome, whether you want to watch the whole event or dip in and out. The workshops and talks will all be recorded and published on IGTV to rewatch after the event.
We will start with an introduction from the curators, Polly Palmerini and Rachael Burns, to talk about the origins of the project.
Audrey Albert will start the creative exercises with a Cyanotype workshop rooted in memory. Her project Matter out of Place researches her Chagossian heritage through the personal archives and oral histories of Manchester’s Chagossian community.
Beatrix and Forrest of ZINECOOP HK will follow with a workshop that asks visitors to engage with their thoughts and feelings when experiencing artworks; connecting their emotions to the work and creating a zine to document that process.
We will then be joined by Wan Chee Michelle Chan to show us around her Hong Kong studio and talk us through the process of working with her Uncle’s personal collections of imagery to create the project Kaufu.
Shireen Marican, a Singapore based researcher and writer, will deliver a provocation on museums as spaces for discourse and education for audiences, artists and staff.
We will round off the event by re-visiting Audrey to see the Cyantoypes made during the workshop, and introduce the online screening.
Beatrix and Forrest
Wan Chee Michelle Chan
Beatrix and Forrest
Wan Chee Michelle Chan
Opening & Artist-led Tour / Friday 7th August 2020 - 6:30pm HK /
Held online over Facebook live @oneaspace
The exhibition launches with an artist-led tour of the gallery, and an introduction to the project from the curators of Museum of Half Truths, the exhibiting artists Andrew Luk, Ip Wai Lung, Stacey Chan, Moses Tan and Ip Wai Lung and 1aSpace. The show launches in a digital format and still aiming for it the audience to be able to investigate the space and engage with the works at show. For more information about the exhibiting artists, visit our website and 1a Space.
Recording of these
Making a Museum / Saturday 8th August 2020, 9am-12pm (UK Time), 4-7pm (HK Time)
Making a Museum is a series of creative exercises, artist talks and provocations looking at building better museums and engaging with archives. We will start with an introduction from the curators, Polly Palmerini and Rachael Burns, to talk about the origins of the project. The artists and provacations will be led by Audrey Albert, ZINE COOP, Wan Chee Michelle Chan and Shireen Marican. More information here!
Held online on Instagram Live : @1a_space and @museumofhalftruths
Screening / Saturday 8th August 2020, 12-1pm (UK Time), 7-8pm (HK Time
This screening will present three of the video works featured in the exhibition; I am invincible...on the screen/ False motion tracking, Lau Wai; Karma Cycle, Ip Wai Lung; and Slow Steps, Moses Tan. The works will be introduced by each artist, and the curators will talk through the selection. We will also present the work of some young UK based artists, Emma Crabtree, Hannah Lim, Charles Turner, Victoria Dahl and Freya Pigott. Their works span multiple artforms and mediums, all engaging with the project themes of fact, fiction, memory and myth.
Download Leaflet here!
Artist Panel Discussion /Friday 14th August 2020, 12-1pm (UK Time), 7-8pm (HK Time)
The curators and artists Andrew Luk, Ip Wai Lung, Lau Wai, Moses Tan and Stacey Chan, will be in discussion about their practices and the Museum of Half Truths project. The discussion will use the work of the artists as a catalyst to question representation, the documentation of cultural memory and the guardians and gatekeepers of our histories.
Care /ing /ful /less - Reading Group / Moderated by Yang Yeung
Sunday 16th August 2020, 11am-1pm (UK Time), 6-8pm (HK Time)
This will be a group discussion of a range of texts on the theme of ‘care’, selected by moderator Yang Yeung. The writings touch on perspectives from care-givers and receivers of care; curators and archivists investigating caring within an institution; love, loneliness, homelessness and the ethics of listening. As a group we will use these works as a starting point to consider the role of care in the cultural sector and the wider world. All are welcome to listen along and contribute their thoughts and questions. Find more out here!