What to let go? Para Site International Conference, 22 Nov 2018 — 24 Nov 2018

What to let go? Para Site International Conference

Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

Para Site’s 2018 International Conference, taking place November 22-24, 2018, focus the discussion on the international issue of symbolic actions and government policies which directly affect the category of heritage. “What to let go?” deals with different contemporary topics, from the increasing debate around repatriation of looted artifacts by colonial powers to the varied processes of renaming and removing symbols of past eras, from India and Myanmar to Confederate America and Apartheid South Africa, to China’s resurgent nationalism and the attention addressed to imperial art as fundamental in the image of the nation.

The Conference is hosted at Tai Kwun, an art and heritage complex in Hong Kong, that transformed the city’s colonial era police station, court house, and prison.

Alongside the international conference, Para Site organises a series of free-of-charges workshops for 9 days, addressed to emerging art professionals and taking place from November 17–25, 2018 . The participants, selected from a pool of applicants every year, have the learning opportunity to interact with speakers from Para Site’s conference as well as art practitioners from across Hong Kong’s diverse institutional landscape. The workshops investigate the topics discussed in the main conference, functioning as space of experimentation about them.

What to let go?
Para Site International Conference
November 22–24, 2018
Tai Kwun – Hong Kong

Workshops for Emerging Art Professionals
November 17–25, 2018
Tai Kwun – Hong Kong

Full programme and list of participants: para-site.art

Contacts & Details
Mon – Sun 10am – 11pm
T: +852 3559 2600
M: art@taikwun.hk

Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

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