T.S.Elliot Prize winner and Hong Kong-born British poet Sarah Howe presents a reading and talk, “Six Windows”, on 9 November 2016 at Asia Art Archive (AAA). The programme based around six new poems which provide alternative entry points into AAA’s collection, and is part of 15 Invitations, AAA’s special programme series marking the Archive’s 15-year anniversary. You are cordially invited to the event.
Drawing on materials from China, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and India, Howe considers how artists across different countries and cultures explore similar subject matter, and discusses how meditation on art writing resonates with her work and that of the Archive.
“Six Windows” also plays on the charged dynamic involved in responding to visual artwork verbally and in text. It points to how, as a poet or an art writer, verbal constructs refocus the way of seeing original works—like viewing them through a new lens or a window frame—clarifying some things, while obscuring others. Howe’s poems also dwell on the metaphor of the browser by using ‘windows’ in a digital context as her research has primarily been remote and web-enabled.
Part of a collective set for 15 Invitations, there will be a forthcoming limited print edition and e-dossier on the project.
Sarah Howe is in Hong Kong thanks to the University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Arts and the Hong Kong International Literary Festival 2016. Howe will be in two other Hong Kong International Literary Festival events, and present a lecture at the University of Hong Kong.
15 Invitations for 15 Years is supported by the S. H. Ho Foundation Limited, the C. K. & Kay Ho Foundation, and The Hong Kong Arts Development Council. The programme is part of the ADC 20th Anniversary Celebration Series. Special thanks to Hani Charaf, Kemistry Design.
15 Invitations | Sarah Howe: Six Windows
Date & Time: Wed, 9 Nov 2016, 7pm
Location: A Space, Asia Art Archive, 10/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
- Courtesy of Roberto Chabet
- Courtesy of Chiharu Shiota and Asia Art Archive