Art After Hours 2019

Cross and Transfer: Bookmaking Workshop with Doreen Chan

Poetry Reading with Tammy Lai-Ming Ho and Eddie Tay

Film Screening & Kukangendai Music Performance

One ear to hear - on(h)(e)ar)

Elvia Wilk’s Oval and Real Eco-Estate Futures: reading followed by conversation with Tiffany Sia

Foxconn Frequency (no.3) – for three visibly Chinese performers

Spitting Spirits: from hip hop to acoustic sound with MC Yan

Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing

The Great Spirit: acoustic performance by MC Yan

Under-Cover: Investigations in Art Publishing – Spotlight

Incoming Outgoing No. 1: spontaneous rituals with Shane Aspegren and Suitcase Institute

Screening and Talk | Chungking Global

Merry Night Ride: performance by Merry Lamb Lamb

Real Estate Zine Bedroom Story: launch with Popo-Post Art Group

Translator as viewer as performer: re-translating conceptual art with Yan Wu

Richard Roe: reading by Tyler Coburn

Cross and Transfer: Bookmaking Workshop with Doreen Chan

ART AFTER HOURS - Disaster and Japanese Art: Noi Sawaragi Lecture

Art After Hours: Mauvais Sang Screening + Li Chi Tak in Conversation

Art After Hours: Sarah Morris: No Inside Outside (ASAP Keynote Lecture)

Art After Hours: Screening and Talk | Rehearsing the Museum

"Yesterday Once More" Film Premiere and Talk

Yuk Hui: Book Launch

Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔(多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng and curator talk with Ying Kwok

Bitten: Inside the Mosquito World

Screening of “Prison Architect” by Cao Fei with the artist present and followed by a Q&A session

Art After Hours: Influenzers 你我相隔 (多麼遠) Performative Workshop with Enoch Cheng

Art After Hours: “Come to me, Paradise” Film Screening and Conversation with Artist Stephanie Comilang

Travelling Book: “14 Years Old & World & Border” Book Launch & Reading Event

Art After Hours: “The Witching Hour” Panel

Art After Hours: The Violence of Gender (From a Hong Kong perspective) Panel

[Art After Hours] Artist’s Choice: ”Night of the Living Dead“ and in Conversation with Angela Su

Art After Hours: Zhong Kui and the Reform of Hell—A Puppet Show by eteam

Art After Hours: Karaoke Court by Jack Tan

Art After Hours: Contagion and Hygiene panel

Art After Hours: Hong Kong Visions with Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong

Art After Hours: The Great Every Pandiculate Dinner Party

Date & Time

27 Jul 2019 10am-5pm


Room 03-206, Barrack Block


Free of charge


Drawing from Tai Kwun Contemporary’s Artists’ Book Library collection of Asian works, “Cross and Transfer” uses methods of reproduction, appropriation, and transformation in making an artist book. Skewing traditional models of original authorship using low-fi methods of production such as a copy machine and accessible materials for booking-binding, this workshop will examine what it means to cite other artists, and to physically show what inspires an artist in the creative process. Following the rubric of Under-Cover, “cross” here can be read as “cross examination” or using intuition in guiding the reading of artists’ books, and “transfer” indicates the conveying of ideas. During the workshop, participants will observe the comings and goings at Tai Kwun to draw materials for their book. As a photo-based practitioner who works in the expanded formats of sculpture and book making, Doreen Chan will lead a workshop which will result in each participant producing their own artist book. 

This workshop is designed for participants between the ages of 12 and 16. 

Doreen Wing Yan Chan (b. 1986, Hong Kong) received training in visual communication and photography. Chan’s artistic practices focus on the investigations of perception, materiality, and daily details that are often overlooked. Key elements in her works include interpersonal relationship, personal memories, and fragmentary moments of daily life in the city. As a lens-based and site-specific artist, Chan believes that images are merely the raw materials. She integrates images with various media to explore the dynamics that lie in the intricacies of the quotidian environment. Chan has had solo exhibition at Lianzhou Foto Festival 2013 (Lianzhou, China), Kigoja (Seoul, South Korea), Charbon (Hong Kong, China) and HB Station: Contemporary Art Research Centre (Guangzhou, China). She has also exhibited her works in , Gwangju (South Korea), Beijing, Macau, Hong Kong (China), New York (US) and several cities in the UK. Chan was one of finalists in Three Shadows Photography Award in 2015. Chan currently lives in Hong Kong and Chicago.