In this conversation, Wei Leng Tay is joined by Michelle Wong, a Hong Kong-based art researcher and curator, to explore how each ‘make sense’ through their respective artistic and curatorial practices. Sharing a long familiarity with each others’ work and occasional collaborations, Tay and Wong will discuss their respective creative practices and past collaborative projects, including the 2016-2019 project Sightlines, a collaboration between seven Hong Kong-based practitioners exploring how moments of social and political rupture can inform different creative processes. While discussing the trajectory of Tay’s work towards the Abridge project, Wong will also reflect on her research into the Ha Bik Chuen archive and particularly Ha’s varied use of photography and photographic images.
Founder of The Salt Yard Photobook Store, Dustin Shum recommends ‘Fish Story’ by the leftist photography theorist and artist Allan Sekula. A deep dive spanning Marxism, globalisation, ecosystems, and our relationship with the ocean, it inspired Dustin to ponder on the Belt & Road initiative.
Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of America’s 9/11 terrorist attack. This year, as usual, there are memorial events at the base of the Twin Towers. But, the coronavirus pandemic has made them less visible. The younger generations are less aware of the incident. We bring you this book, War Primer 2, which revisits America’s 18-year war on terrorism, as well as the rise of the internet, and its impact on the way we understand and think about war.