Chasing the Dragon + From Smart to Master

Lunar New Year Festival | In conversation and lecture
Sunday 11 February: Explore contemporary Chinese art with two back-to-back presentations.

The Chau Chak Wing Museum is pleased to partner with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and the Power Institute to present a back-to-back lecture with two exciting and thought-provoking talks for the Lunar New Year festival.

Chasing the Dragon: Migration in contemporary practice

2pm: 'Chasing the Dragon' is a panel discussion with WeiZen Ho, Jacquie Meng, and Dongwang Fan moderated by Con Gerakaris. Delving into migratory stories and their impact on creative practices. Asking how transitions, whether cultural or geographical, bring forth questions about place and belonging for diasporic artists. How do we reconcile with the legacies of our origins and our current locations?

From Smart to Master: A Journey with China's Most Misunderstood Internet Subculture.

3pm: This engaging lecture performance delves deep into the heart of Beijing-based artist Ye Funa's solo exhibition 'Transform:Me', celebrating the SMART (Sha-ma-te) subculture. An exploration and expansion on Ye Funa's journey into a unique and often misinterpreted subcultural phenomenon among migrant workers.

Header image: Jacquie Meng, Claire and Genie watch me dive into Dickson Pool (2),  2023, image supplied by Stanley Street Gallery, courtesy of the artist.


Event details

In conversation and lecture

Sunday 11 February 2024
2.00PM - 4.00PM
Nelson Meers Foundation Auditorium
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