ARTWORKDOCUMENTATION, the fourth symposium in the M+ Matters series organised by M+, attempts to unpack the multiple roles that an object (or image) can inhabit — documentation, archive, evidence, historical record, material support — and how these align with our understandings of "the work". Inviting specialists and practitioners from diverse backgrounds, ARTWORKDOCUMENTATION will look at the ways in which conceptions about "artworks" are in flux, and how these shifts — particularly in the institutional context — can engender new ways of thinking about collections, exhibitions and display. The symposium consists of two free public panel discussions, namely "Photographing China" and "Rethinking the Categories of Art and Documentation".

A conversation about documentary photography in China in the decades following the publication China after Mao.

Date: 22 November 2013 (Friday)
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm
Venue: British Council, Room 307-308 (3 Supreme Court Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong)
Language: Cantonese, Mandarin and English interpretation provided

Speakers include:

  • Liu Heung-shing, Photographer, Beijing / Hong Kong
  • Gu Zheng, Professor, School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai
  • Claire Roberts, Senior Lecturer, School of History and Politics, University of Adelaide, Australia

For more details of the panel discussions and the symposium, please visit the event website.

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