Panel Discussion | Art and Technology in the 21st Century
DATE: 13 May 2020 (Wed)
TIME: 06:30 - 07:30 PM (HKT)
Soluna Fine Art is pleased to announce our upcoming virtual panel discussion on 13 May 2020. With the current situation worldwide, we witness society’s dependence on technology. However, how has this affected the art world? Our panel discussion on Youtube Live Stream will introduce the intertwinement between art and technology and how this correlates with Kim Young-Hun’s series Diamond Mountain: Electronic Nostalgia. The discussion will begin at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM, and a Q&A session in addition. Viewers will have the chance to discuss and ask questions with our panelists through YouTube’s live chat feature. To access our panel discussion, make sure to click on the link here and subscribe to Soluna’s YouTube channel to receive notifications on our upcoming events.
Meet our Panelists
Dr. Alvaro Cassinelli is an equilibrist walking the thin line between Art and Science. Born in Uruguay, he obtained an Engineering degree and a Ph.D in Physics in France before moving to Japan where he founded and led the Meta-Perception group at the Ishikawa-Oku Laboratory, University of Tokyo - a research group specialized on interfaces for enhancing human communication and expression, expanding the vocabulary of HCI and media arts. He is presently Associate Professor and co-founder of the XRL (extended reality laboratory) at the School of Creative Media in Hong Kong. Awards include the Grand Prize [Art Division] (9th Japan Media Art Festival), Excellence Prize [Entertainment Division] (13th Japan Media Art Festival), Honorary Mention (Ars Electronica), NISSAN Innovative Award (2010), Jury Grand Prize at Laval Virtual (2011).
Professor Tam Wai Ping Lukas received his B.A in Fine Art from the University of Reading, United Kingdom in 1991, and later pursued his postgraduate study at Slade School of Fine Art, University College of London, United Kingdom. Throughout Tam’s career, he has experimented with a variety of mediums and is most notable for photography, installation, and environmental art. He has participated in exhibitions such as M+: Inflation in 2013, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2006, Kaoshiung International Container Arts Festival, 2001, Simply reality spells - an exhibition on Chinese conceptual photography since ’90s, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He is currently the chairman and one of the founders of Art Map, a publishing company that aims to promote art and culture in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. Tam is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the Chinese University Hong Kong.