Speaking at Chinese University of Hong Kong

Posted by Ian on May 11, 2012 in news

3:30pm, Saturday, May 12, 2012

Today I will be speaking at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a guest of Oscar Ho and the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies. The topic is:

Timely Transgressions: Contemporary Art and Contemporary Heritage
In my research and practice, I seek to reframe understandings of cultural heritage as a contemporary creative process. I propose that heritage is also a relational process where places and communities are made, unmade and remade. Engaging contemporary arts theory and practice with cultural heritage curation, my intention is for heritage to become a space for challenging de facto beliefs in modern progress and affirming possibilities for alternative temporalities, economies and democracies. Often working to reveal the modes of transgression, doubt and uncertainty present in heritage spaces, my hope is that cultural heritage enacted as creative practice will enable a sustained appreciation for more diverse, permeable, and less tractable cultural identifications and communities.