After Hope Symposium: Future Forms and Alternative Methods
Online via Zoom
Explore hope in contemporary art with artists from across Asia and its diaspora.
Friday, Nov. 5, 8 AM–12 PM
Explore diverse expressions and legacies of hope in contemporary art through workshops, performances, and discussions in this two-day symposium presented in conjunction with After Hope: Videos of Resistance. Using the work of artists from across Asia and its diaspora as catalysts for inquiry, we’ll examine hope’s potential for form, method, and action. Is hope, as writer and activist Rebecca Solnit writes, grounded in the wild possibilities of untold futures? Or does it reflect a deep commitment to community as posited by religious studies professor Andre Willis? Perhaps, drawing on photographer Zanele Muholi’s idea of “visual activism,” hope emerges from works that challenge us to change.
Aesthetics of Decay: Post-Human Narratives Collective
Hui Serene Sze Lok
Yang Yeung, moderator
Yu Shuk Pui Bobby
Tiffany Chung, moderator
a language where yesterday and tomorrow are the same word. Kal.
Aziz Sohail, moderator
Neeraj Bhatia, moderator
Join us for the other symposium sessions:
Friday, Nov. 5, 1–5 PM
On-site at the Museum
Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 AM–4 PM
On-Site at the Museum
Proof of vaccination and ID required for all attendees.
Image: Selected works from After Hope: Videos of Resistance. Video still and ephemera. Courtesy of the artists.
Support is provided by the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, Ministry of Culture of Taiwan.