In collaboration with renowned arts universities from around the world, HKBU is offering two summer schools to be delivered entirely online:
“The Ghost in Walls”; and
“Hacking Global Pop Icons”.
In the time of a global pandemic, we are convinced that international exchange and cross-cultural cooperation is more important than ever. Our ideas and actions may not be stopped by a virus and its side-effects!
The Summer Schools will enable participants to gain experience in practical artistic and creative collaboration with staff and students from different arts disciplines and cultural backgrounds (e.g. from Kyoto, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, London, and Zurich). Be inspired through these cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary experiences!
18 May 2020
Open for all Arts Faculty and AVA students
Quota: 15 students in total
The Ghost in Walls
6 – 10 July & 13 – 17 July 2020
(online, incl. virtual exhibition in Berlin)
The Ghost in Walls is a two-week online course including a virtual exhibition of the course results in Berlin. During the first week, participants will interact with selected international artists and cultural agents, virtually visit artist studios, institution/artist run spaces/museums including talks with representatives of these institutions who will share their personal experiences in light of the course topic. The second week will include individual and group workshops where the participants will articulate their inputs into a unique artist edition and exhibition at an artist run space in Berlin that will be arranged by the project leaders and can be visited virtually online.
Hacking Global Pop Icons
17 June – 3 July 2020 (online)
(including an optional physical meeting in late autumn in either London or Zurich, if circumstances permit)
Hacking Global Pop Icons is a practice-based online summer school where practice-based work will be shared, discussed and exhibited. Hacking Global Pop Icons explores the relationship between global pop cultures and local identities, and examines the political, social and historical dimensions of (mass) production and reception. A global pop icon will serve as a common starting point for cultural analysis and for the transdisciplinary production of new artworks seeking to deconstruct, remix and expand the influence and impact of the chosen icon.