Digital Art as Cultural Expression
Date: 17 October, Sunday
Time: 12.00pm – 1.00pm HKT
Venue: Seminar Area, 1/F Asia Standard Tower
Speakers: Jeremy Cheung, Zoie Lam
Moderator: Heiman Ng, Digital Art Fair Asia
Digital technology and new media have fostered new forms of engagement with culture and heritage, offering an alternative perspective on traditional history and everyday life. In discussion with Hong Kong artists Surreal HK, Jeremy Cheung and Zoie Lam, the dialogue examines the interaction between cultural expressions and digital art, and how it alters artistic production and representations of Hong Kong culture and society.
A researcher turned full-time photographer, Hong Kong-born Jeremy Cheung is better known by his alias, Rambler15. A passionate artist, Jeremy is dedicated to capturing Hong Kong’s urban stories through his lens and sharing it in his authentic style. After discovering a passion for photography over 10 years ago, Jeremy began capturing the city he grew up in on camera. Exploring Hong Kong through fresh eyes, his aim was to embark on a visual exploration of the city’s history and stories.
Zoie Lam is an artist based in Hong Kong . As the creator of the imaginary planet Zlism, she details a world with all its residents and happenings. Through her drawings, Zoie would like to express her ideas towards different social phenomena. Most of the artworks by Zoie Lam appear as a dense and intricate tapestry of patterns juxtaposed with vivid colours — a remarkable visual contrast for a signature style that sets Lam apart from the rest.
Co-director, Digital Art Fair Asia
Heiman Ng is a seasoned art specialist with more than 10 years of experience in art consulting, curating and training in Greater China. Prior to setting up Art on Purpose, a local art education consultancy based in Hong Kong, he was the Co-Founder and Director of Collect Art, a multifaceted platform which provides professional art consultancy services such as art advisory, curating, corporate training, branding and communications strategy, etc. Over the years, he has worked with some of the most important art collectors, galleries, institutions and luxury brands in the world, such as Uli Sigg, M K Lau Collection, Art Basel, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Zhi Art Museum (Chengdu, China), Suning Art Museum (Shanghai, China), Chaumet and Hermès, etc. He had also held various senior management positions in leading international auction houses such as the Course Leader @ Christie’s Education, Asia (2017-2018) and Head of Press @ Bonhams (2014-2016). He is currently teaching as a part-time Lecturer in Global Creative Industries in The University of Hong Kong.