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19 Oct 2016

Rooftop Institute Presents: Asia Seed 2016-2018

Satoko IMAZU

Asia Seed 2016-2018
Rooftop Institute


Ms Yim Sui-fong
+852 96199051

Rooftop Institute
10/F, Foo Tak Building, 365 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR

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Rooftop Institute is pleased to announce the first and second cycle (2016 – 2017) of its residency-based education programme, Asia Seed, hosting two Hong Kong artists Ocean, Leung Yu-tung and Tang Kwok-hin; two Asian artists Nguyễn Trinh Thi and Motoyuki Shitamichi from Vietnam and Japan respectively.

Asia Seed project combined with workshops involving an artist-in-residence and overseas art trip. The project explores the possibility of an alternative art education taking contemporary art as a catalyst to connect Asia's modern history as well as its social and cultural issues. Asia Seed intends to bring a new perspective on the region to the youth of Hong Kong in order to enrich their international vision with a broader perspective.

Asia Seed project consists of 4 cycles over a period of two years between 2016 and 2018. Each cycle will engage one Asian and one Hong Kong artist who will collaborate and research Asian history, society and culture in relation to Hong Kong. Based on the results of their collaboration, they will then develop a 4-day art workshop for young local participants aged 14 to 18. The research and workshop content will then compile to a series of the online learning materials as an alternative art education reference for everyone.

We strongly believe that an artist's long-term and accumulated experience on creation and research is the most direct and influential way to nourish one's thinking, and to let more young people take a wider worldview to understand their relation with society. Thus, each cycle theme of Asia Seed project is based on an artist's practice. The theme of cycle one is 'RE_HISTORY', where 'Re' refers to the idea of 'recording', 'reading', 'reacting', 'rethinking' and 'retelling'.

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Asia Seed is financially supported by the Arts Capacity Development Funding Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

The content of these activities does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.