Samson Young. Production photo from Houses of Tomorrow, 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Jonathan Loic Rogers.
Venue: Asia Society Hong Kong center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
Asia Society members : Free admission
Non-members : Free admission
Registration at : 18:00
Event starts at : 18:30
Loosely taking the idealism displayed at the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago as a point of departure, multimedia artist Samson Young discusses his upcoming exhibition at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. The exhibition, Silver Moon or Golden Star: Which will you buy of me? asks how people adapt to societal changes that they have little control over. For Young, “progress” as it was defined in the 1933 fair’s subtitle “A Century of Progress” represents a specific variant of aspirational and utopian thinking. This discussion focuses on how utopian views continue to be projected on and taken up by society. Young and exhibition curator, Orianna Cacchione will be joined with theorist, Yang Yeung.