7th June 2019 (Friday)

10:00 – 10:30

Registration & Welcome
Lobby of JC Cube Auditorium 
*All panels will take place in the Auditorium*

10:30 – 12:30

Panel 1: “Art, Praxis, Migration”
Chair: Raphael Lubner

Art Provoking Law: Uncivil Obedience and the Unsettling of Immigration law
Monica Steinberg

Encountering new Ground in the Process of Fabrication
Dominique Baron-Bonarjee

Inventing the Land of Missing People: Postcolonial Aesthetics and Korean Minjung Art
Alex Taek-Gwang Lee

Theresa H.K. Cha’s Barren Cave Mute: Alchemical Migrations of the Self
Laurel V. McLaughlin

12:30 – 14:00 

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch on your own

Guided tour and complimentary entry to: “Murakami vs Murakami”
Tour led by Melissa Lee, Education and Public Programs Curator (Tai Kwun)
JC Contemporary & F Hall Studio at Block 17

14:00 – 16:00

Panel 2: “Landscapes of late capitalism”
Chair:  Melissa Lee

"Welcome to Emojiland (You’ll Never Leave)
Joan Kee

The Perverse Universals of the Microeconomic Mode
Jane Elliott

We are Data!: Twee Surveillance in July and Heti
Jeff Clapp

"To Serve Man: The United Nations’ Art Collection”
Nico Israel

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:30

Panel 3: “The poetics of globalized labor”
Chair: Jonathan Eburne

Foxconn People: Towards a Multinational Labor Poetry
Ezra Olson

Lascars & Shipbreakers: Representations of the East Bengali Shore
Nasia Anam

The Old & New Grounds of the Occasional Poem
Shirley Lau Wong

Re-enacting the Golden Spike
Julia H. Lee

18:30 – 19:00


19:00 – 21:00

Keynote presentation: Sarah Morris: “Sarah Morris: No Inside Outside”
JC Cube Auditorium


Reception @ Behind Bars
Tai Kwun, shop 15, G/F
Complimentary drink and snacks provided


8th June 2019 (Saturday)

10:00 – 12:30

Panel 4: Lands of mine”
Chair:  Yeewan Koon

Forest Bess: Between Lands
Mark Turner

Aspects of Land Art & New Territories of Fiction: Reviewing Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty…
Francoise Sammarcelli

Unexceptional Art: Between Landscape and the Nude
Arne De Boever

Edward Burtynsky and the Victorian Anthropocene
Haewon Hwang

"Photography Against Enclosure: Victor Burgin’s Digital Loops”
Domietta Torlasco

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch on your own

14:00 – 16:00

Panel 5: “Minoritarian poetics”
Chair: Ezra Olson

ReDiscovering Matrioriented PsychoPhiloPoetics with Jeju Halmang and Mosuo Amma
Q aka Kyoo Lee

Writing Sexuality in Sinophonicity: Nushu & Women’s Art in a Relational World
Xuefei Ma

The Science Fictionality of Native Speaker
Christopher Fan

Rising from the Mighty Waves: Chinese Land Reclamation in J.H. Prynne
Lucas Klein

16:00 – 16:15

Coffee Break

16:15 – 18:15

Panel 6:  “Animate Dust’s Ceremonial Settlements: spots of the present”
Chair: Alex Tang

Animate Assembly

  • Esther Leslie
  • Edgar Schmitz
  • Anke Henning
  • Verina Gfader

Verina is supported by the Austrian Consulate Hong Kong

18:15 – 18:30


18:30 – 20:00

Presented by Dept of Fine Arts (HKU): Patty Chang: “Milk Debt”
JC Cube Auditorium


ASAP banquet (optional)
Tsui Hang Village,  2/F New World Tower, 16-18 Queen Rd, Central.  


9th June 2019 (Sunday)

10:00 – 12:30

Panel 7: “Old grounds for new cities”
Chair: Domietta Torlasco

Locked room: map-ability and cramped spaces in contemporary fiction and culture
Elizabeth Ho

Mobius Future: The Carceral City as a Chronotope of Post-History
Elana Gomel

Flesh and Stone in Lonely Cities: Walking the Pops
Eckart Voigts

Urban Leitmotifs of Hong Kong and Singapore
Eddie Tay

"How Blue Was My Valley (Nam Tin):  A dialogue between cultural and personal memory”.
Kin Wai Chu

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch on your own

14:00 – 16:00

Panel 8: “The Afterlives of Property: Global Perspectives on Decolonial Aesthetic Practices”
Chair: Christopher Fan

"We Are the Limestones”: Human and Nonhuman Engagements in Contemporary Philippine Ecopoetry
Trisha Remetir

Visual Art and African Extractivisms
Christine Okoth

After the Japanese Apocalypse: Healing from the Residues of the Nation-State
Andrew Kim

Elysia Crampton: Geology, Futurity, Fugitivity​​
Rafael Lubner

16:00 – 16:30

Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00

Panel 9: “Where We Go From Here: Local Groundings, Collective Futures”
Chair: Collier Nogues
Tammy Ho
Jason Wee
Lawrence L. Ypil

18:00 – 18:15