Workshop 01: Situated Knowledges, Situated Works

With Bo Choy and Chloe Ting (Afterall, UAL)


Friday, 25 June 2021


1:00–4:00pm CEST / 7:00–10:00pm HKT


Central Saint Martins in London + Tai Kwun in Hong Kong + Zoom

Maximum number of Participants



This workshop is fully booked, therefore we no longer accept registrations.


Inspired by the artist Ha Bik Chuen’s unique collage practice, this workshop activates participants’ situated knowledges by reimagining their own artworks, or artworks of their choice, at either one of two host venues – Hayward Gallery in London or Tai Kwun in Hong Kong. This develops conversations in the earlier panel discussion: ‘Once Upon a Time, Or a Place’.

Ha Bik Chuen was a Hong Kong artist who had a parallel practice of creatively documenting shows he attended, for instance through collage books. These collages complicate time, place and knowledge, igniting new possibilities that go beyond national, historical and cultural boundaries.

Participants are invited to consider the socio-historical, geo-political and cultural situation of their current home base, vis-a-vis the host venues: how might the context on offer, in London or Hong Kong today, or particular curatorial gestures in these contexts, inflect the work on display? Working with a piece of art you have made – or another of your choosing, perhaps from the 1989 exhibition ‘The Other Story’, or from Ha Bik Chuen’s archive – locate this in situ at the Hayward Gallery or Tai Kwun. What other artworks do you foresee alongside? What curatorial frame do you imagine? How will your artwork take root here and blossom in this environment?

About the Speaker

Bo Choy is an artist and teacher. She works across film, performance and sound. She uses fiction, music, writing and costuming as artistic devices to navigate through the socio-political, merging the everyday with the fantastical, the mythological and the absurd. She works as an Assistant Editor for Afterall's Exhibition Histories and teaches at Chelsea College of Art.
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Chloe Ting has an MA in Culture Criticism and Curation from Central Saint Martins and a BA in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Chloe often creates multi-strand art projects. She has also worked as project manager and producer in the art, design, and publishing fields in London and Hong Kong.