This course serves as a continuation of “Experiencing Cultural Theory Through Art” & “(Re-)experiencing Cultural Theory Through Art.” Nevertheless, no prior knowledge is needed. It keeps on discussing the relationship between art and theory. Major cultural theorists are introduced through their reading of selected artworks. Reading art as a cultural text, this course examines it in modern, postmodern, gender, and urban contexts. Photographs, architecture, film, video, painting, sculpture, poems, and essays are used throughout the course.
*A Fieldtrip will be held on 27 September 2023 (Last lesson) at 7:30p.m.*
Location: Tsim Sha Tsui
Field trip will start at 5 Flagpoles next to Harbour City, near the Star ferry. Outdoor walking most of the time and ends at Kowloon Park
*Please wear comfortable shoes!*
Dr. FONG Ho Yin
Dr. FONG Ho Yin teaches literary and cultural studies in various tertiary institutions in Hong Kong. He is writing a book tentatively entitled as Walking Everyday Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Taipei in Literary and Cultural Studies. He received a PhD degree in Comparative Literature at the University of Hong Kong in 2007.
6/9/2023 – 27/9/2023 (WED)
7:30pm – 9:30pm
This is my third course of the series, through which Dr. Fong has been developing very interesting insights among the relationship between cultural theories and arts.
I have been most impressed by his lively presentations and most of all their relevancy to everyday lives. As a dweller in this overly fast-paced capitalist city for years, I treasure much the inspiration and ambience provided by Dr. Fong in pursuing other valuable possibilities for our hearts and minds.