Who: University of the Arts London and partners
Theme: Creative Cities
Genre: Exhibition, installation and interactive performance
Location: Prison Yard
Age group: All ages
Registration required: No (UAL's Global Pavilion)
UAL’s second major international pavilion is a translucent form framed with arched colonnades that breathes a conversation with its setting in Tai Kwun’s Prison Yard.
Inside, Global Pavilion explores 21st century ideas around migration, transportation and identity through the work of local Hong Kong, wider Asian and European artists. Together they explore and destabilise narratives of displacement and subjectivity across three different installations by three UAL colleges.
In ‘Culture, Enterprise, and Co-Production’, Central Saint Martins showcases insights from the next generation of cultural practitioners, students and researchers. This speculative exploration of space and place represents personal identity, innovation and the complexity of cultural experience in the urban realm, with insights from Hong Kong, Tokyo and London.
‘Migrating Cities’ from Chelsea College of Arts is a three-day programme of performance and film that considers Hong Kong as a place from which to engage with global diasporas. Continuing the International Curators Forum’s dedication to exploring global mobility and identity, 'Migrating Cities' will question and destabilise certain narratives around migration in relation to the practices of a group of international artists.
Meanwhile, London College of Communication works with Hong Kong artists and students to address the divisions of private and public space and the experience of high-density living. This collaborative journalism and art exhibition includes photography, zine-making workshops and a dynamic Flickr-based debate, co-produced with festival visitors.
UAL partners in Global Pavilion are: Hong Kong Baptist University; HKU Space; International Curators Forum, Hour25 Production, Hart Haus; Tokyo University of the Arts: GAP; Hattrick Creative Limited.