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Talks and Lectures

After Hope Symposium: Future Forms and Alternative Methods

Online via Zoom


Explore hope in contemporary art with artists from across Asia and its diaspora. 

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Friday, Nov. 5, 8 AM12 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. 


8 AM
Aesthetics of Decay: Post-Human Narratives Collective 

Hui Serene Sze Lok 
Kobe Ko 
Yang Yeung, moderator 
Yu Shuk Pui Bobby 

9 AM
Hope Revisited 

Ammar Azzouz 
Tiffany Chung, moderator 
Valerie Plesch 

10 AM
a language where yesterday and tomorrow are the same word. Kal. 

Sophia-Layla Afsar 
Sandev Handy 
Promona Sengupta 
Aziz Sohail, moderator 

11 AM
Take Action 

Neeraj Bhatia, moderator 
Charlotte Malterre-Barthes 
Mason White 


Join us for the other symposium sessions:

Friday, Nov. 5, 1–5 PM
On-site at the Museum
Preregistration suggested

Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 AM–4 PM
On-Site at the Museum 
Preregistration suggested

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. 

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Support is provided by the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, Ministry of Culture of Taiwan. 

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