GWSS Graduate Student, Christina Yuen Zi Chung, gives talk in Hong Kong

Christina Yuen Zi Chung - Reimagining Feminism in Hong Kong - Talk July 2018
Photo by Christina Yuen Zi Chung - Ivy Ma, Study of a Scene from Chantal Akerman's 'Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles,' 2017. From (An)other-Half: Being a Wife/Mother and the Practices of the Self, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, 2017

From Asia Art Archive Press Release

Mon, 16 July 2018 | 7:00 p.m.

Talk | Christina Yuen Zi Chung | Reimagining Feminism in Hong Kong

Scholar Christina Yuen Zi Chung examines how gender and feminism speak to Hong Kong’s recent sociopolitical struggles—including the Umbrella Movement and the protests against the North East New Territories New Development Areas—and discusses how artists have responded to issues like these in ways that reflect a feminist consciousness. By reframing artworks as sites of feminist history in and of themselves—including works by Ivy Ma, Jaffa Lam, and Chloe Cheuk—Chung’s methodology hopes to unearth and reimagine a language for feminism generated by Hong Kongers. 

After the talk, Professor Eva Man and artist Phoebe Man offer responses based on their own extensive work on contemporary art and feminism.

This talk stems from “Gendering Her Art: The Category of ‘Woman’ in the Art History of Hong Kong,” an essay recently published in AAA’s Ideas, where Chung looks at gender-themed art exhibitions and their relation to feminist discourse in Hong Kong. She will discuss her ideas in greater depth by exploring how decolonisation, feminism, and archival work are inextricably related. 

Christina Yuen Zi Chung is a writer, translator, and PhD scholar in Feminist Studies at the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Department of the University of Washington. Her research is focused on a decolonial feminist analysis of visual art in Hong Kong to explore its expressions and mediations of the city's complex, gendered, sociopolitical relationship with Mainland China.

Venue: 
Asia Art Archive A Space,
10/F, Hollywood Centre, 
233 Hollywood Road, 
Sheung Wan