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Forum of Carmo Hall 2015

Being committed to improve the public’s cultural knowledge and upgrade their quality, IACM and ICM are hosting the “Carmo Hall Forum 2015” in Taipa with full support from the Hong Kong local organization - Hulu Culture. As they will send famous experts to conduct the different talks, the public are welcomed to attend.
 

Expatiation about the Two Cities

 

23.5.2015

Birdy Chu   14:00-15:40  Cantonese

Imaging Macao

A veteran photographer of Hong Kong, Birdy Chu has prowled the streets of Hong Kong and Macao for years to visually document the indigenous aspects of these two places with a critical eye. In this talk, Birdy uses a spectrum of characteristic street-related images to chronicle the evolutionary changes happened to the different communities of Hong Kong and Macao over a decade’s time.

 

Birdy Chu:

He is an artist working on image and photography who learned his craft from studies in graphic design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and in film and video production and advanced photography in Canada. He had worked as photojournalist, video director and lecturer. In 2009, he held a solo photography exhibition, “About Twelve Cities” in Canada. He was selected as the finalist of the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009 and finalist of the Hong Kong Art Prize 2013.

 

 

Lee Chung Ming  15:50-17:30  Cantonese

Architectural Restyling

Macao and Hong Kong have a handful of history-steeped buildings under preservation. In this talk, architect Lee Chung Ming will elaborate on the revitalization of historical buildings throughout recent years in Hong Kong and Macao by drawing on his professional understanding. Architectural restyling of the cattle slaughterhouses, marketplaces, courts   and the residential structures of Macao, Hong Kong and Taiwan would be cited to highlight their inherent humanistic values.  

 

Lee Chung Ming:

Holder of a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies as well as a master-degree holder of Science in Architectural Conservation of University of Hong Kong, CM Lee is a long-standing professional architect, cultural heritage consultant and a conservation architect of Hong Kong. Over the years, he has been involved in many architectural projects of Hong Kong on conservation, restoration and adaptive reuse. Amongst them were the remodeling of the “East Wing” and “Main Wing” of the Former Central Government Offices, the modification of the Old Supreme Court Building into the Court of Final Appeal, restoration and conservation of the Viva Blue House and the restoration and revitalization of the Cattle Depot Artist Village in the To Kwa Wan area.

 

 

 

27.6.2015

Cho Man Wai  14:00-15:40  Cantonese

A Life of Playfulness

Cho Man Wai is a media veteran having a keen interest in folkloristic studies. With a vast knowledge about amusement parks and toy culture, he probes into the history and culture of amusement dated back to the last century that would definitely recall the childhood memories of attendees.

 

Cho Man Wai:

Going by the pen-name “Siu Cho” (little grass), he is a nostalgic figure and a dedicated collector of erotic bric-a-brac. He had worked for “Modern Weekly”, “Ming Pao Weekly”, “City Magazine” and “Esquire Magazine”, authored “Hong Kong Erotic History”, “Whimsical bear Hit the Road Rush the World”, “Begins with the Heart” and co-complied the “Hong Kong 101”.

 

 

Cho Man Wai  15:50-17:30  Cantonese

Everlasting Erotica

Throughout the years, Cho Man Wai has collected a huge variety of erotic paraphernalia, artifacts and photos from street stalls and authored quite a few books on erotica. In this talk, he delves into the culture of erotica in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao with an insightful input of his own.

 

Cho Man Wai:

Going by the pen-name “Siu Cho” (little grass), he is a nostalgic figure and a dedicated collector of erotic bric-a-brac. He had worked for “Modern Weekly”, “Ming Pao Weekly”, “City Magazine” and “Esquire Magazine”, authored “Hong Kong Erotic History”, “Whimsical bear Hit the Road Rush the World”, “Begins with the Heart” and co-complied the “Hong Kong 101”.

 

 

 

25.7.2015 

Chan Su Weng x Simon Go  14:00-15:40  Cantonese

Memories found in Trash Paper

Chan Su Weng is an expert on the historical anecdotes of Macao and Simon Go is a veteran photographer of Hong Kong. The two of them often hang around the old districts in hunt for objects from the bygone days that carry a story behind. They are going to share their experience of “treasure hunt” and talk about the way to collate the materials and make them useful.

 

Chan Su Weng:

He has practiced cultural journalism for many years and engaged in scholarly studies on the political, economic and cultural aspects of Macao as well as its social customs for over three decades. So far, he has written five-million-words of articles about Macao and is nowadays the president of the executive committee of Macao History Association and of Association for Macao Historical and Cultural Heritage Protection.

 

Simon Go:

Graduated from the School of Design of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and with a background of photojournalism, he is the founder of “Hulu Culture” (dedicated to protecting Hong Kong traditional culture and heritage) and its project director. Over the years, he had curated the “Dine at Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate - Farewell to the Last Resettlement Public Rental Housing Exhibition” (2009), “HAD (Heritage x Arts x Design) Walk” (2010) at Hong Kong Jockey Club and published several culture-related photobooks about Hong Kong, namely “Hong Kong Apothecary: A Visual History of Chinese Medicine Packaging”, “Memories Forever” and “Hong Kong Old Shops”.

 

 

Chan Hin Io x Simon Go    15:50-17:30  Cantonese

In Search of Old Shops

With old shops becoming a popular photography theme, Chan Hin Io and Simon Go have spent some years capturing these historic business outlets in Hong Kong and Macao to note down their changes over time. They will share their aesthetic views towards old shops in the talk and elaborate on the business philosophy adopted by shop-owners. In a way, they reflect the social vicissitudes of the community throughout the decades.

 

Chan Hin Io:

He is a free-lance photographer of Macao and a national senior photographer of China. His photos had been showcased in photography exhibitions of China and worldwide, with many of them being finalist and prize-winning works, like “Lukewarm River Water of Spring”, “Bustling Fishing Pier” and “Yuanyang County 2003”. The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macao S.A.R. had hosted an exhibition of his photographic documentary series, “The Neighbourhood of Macao” and some of his works are under the collection of the Macao Museum of Art.

 

Simon Go:

Graduated from the School of Design of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and with a background of photojournalism, he is the founder of “Hulu Culture” (dedicated to protecting Hong Kong traditional culture and heritage) and its project director. Over the years, he had curated the “Dine at Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate - Farewell to the Last Resettlement Public Rental Housing Exhibition” (2009), “HAD (Heritage x Arts x Design) Walk” (2010) at Hong Kong Jockey Club and published several culture-related photobooks about Hong Kong, namely “Hong Kong Apothecary: A Visual History of Chinese Medicine Packaging”, “Memories Forever” and “Hong Kong Old Shops”.

 

 

 

22.8.2015 

Simon Go  14:00-15:40  Cantonese

The Evanescence of Photography Studios

In the last ten years, traditional photography studios have been rendered obsolete by the popularization of digital cameras and smart phones. Knowing that their days are numbered, veteran photographer Simon Go has spent considerable years in studying the culture rooted in these studios and had collected plenty of materials about and photos taken in them. In the talk, he will discuss about the culture behind traditional photography studios from an anthropological approach, supported by photos taken in them of families, weddings and students, for attendees to have a general picture of this fading profession.

 

Simon Go:

Graduated from the School of Design of Hong Kong Polytechnic University and with a background of photojournalism, he is the founder of “Hulu Culture” (dedicated to protecting Hong Kong traditional culture and heritage) and its project director. Over the years, he had curated the “Dine at Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate - Farewell to the Last Resettlement Public Rental Housing Exhibition” (2009), “HAD (Heritage x Arts x Design) Walk” (2010) at Hong Kong Jockey Club and published several culture-related photobooks about Hong Kong, namely “Hong Kong Apothecary: A Visual History of Chinese Medicine Packaging”, “Memories Forever” and “Hong Kong Old Shops”.

 

 

 

Alexis, Ip Ka Wai    15:50-17:30  Cantonese

Preserving the Beauty in Streets

Fotomo, a paper-craft of creativity using photos to build miniature of buildings and objects, has gained popularity over recent years. Alexis, Ip Ka Wai, a renowned artist of Hong Kong and teacher of fotomo, has spent quite some years shuttling between Hong Kong and Macao to note down the characteristic features of the communities of these two places. With the visual materials on hand, Ip turned his photos into astounding 3-D miniatures of shops and streetscapes through collage and modelling. He will share his thoughts on using fotomo as a medium to gain personal experience on social changes in the talk. 

 

Alexis, Ip Ka Wai:

Currently a secondary school Visual Arts teacher, Alexis Ip Ka Wai practiced pottery and sculpture under the guidance of Mr. Eric Chan, Mr. Chan Chung Kong and Mr. Chu Tai Shing. His FOTOMO work The Blue House and his Pottery work The Old Memories were selected in the Hong Kong Arts Biennial in 2005. His FOTOMO work Hong Kong Image, Fa Yuen Street is the winner of Hong Kong Contemporary Arts Award in 2009. Alexis works are collected by Hong Kong Museum of Arts and overseas art lovers.


Start date:23/05/2015 14:00
End date:22/08/2015 17:30
Location:Carmo Hall, Taipa
Phone enquiry:8394 3782, 2833 7676
Application Method:Phone enrollment


Forum of Carmo Hall 2015