11 Mar 2014 (Tue) 6 ‑ 7:30pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
55 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
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Since the Sixties, artists producing work of a transient nature (perhaps made for a specific site, for a limited duration or from perishable materials) have made use of various recording instruments in order to document their practice and give it a form of continued existence. To this end, the camera has been widely and successfully deployed, but has also caused questions to be raised about photography as a reliable source of evidence – not just in connection with works of art, but in a broader context.

In addressing this issue, Prof. Hilliard has sought to conduct a critical interrogation of photography as a representational medium, but also to disclose and celebrate its specificity. Many of its perceived failings (blurred or unfocused images, for example) might equally be considered as unique assets. Indeed, through a catalogue of errors one may yet arrive at one’s correct destination.

About Prof. Hilliard
Prof. John Hilliard was born in Lancaster, U.K., and studied sculpture at St. Martin’s School of Art, London. He has a strong exhibition record at major galleries and museums nationally and internationally. His works are collected by the Tate and were exhibited in Modern Art Oxford, Documenta in Kassel, etc. He has taught at many art schools and universities in Britain and Europe including visiting professor positions at the Rijksakademie, Amsterdam and the Stadelschule, Frankfurt. He was a Professor of Fine Art and Director of Graduate Studies at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL until 2010. He is an Emeritus Professor of Fine Art at University College London.

Free admission, conducted in English