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What Is Visual Culture?

Type: Talk
Length: 1 hr 30 min
Language: English
Audience: Everyone
Location: Online via Zoom

What Is Visual Culture?

What is visual culture? It is everything we see and much more. From ancient objects to contemporary works of art, the cityscape to urban spaces around us, everyday objects in our homes and offices, and the flood of visuals we encounter every day on screens, the world of visual culture spans across disciplines. It is all around us and informs how we see.

In this bi-monthly talk series, we invite artists, makers, designers, architects, filmmakers, curators, scholars, researchers, pop culture enthusiasts, museum professionals, and practitioners in the wider creative field to share their perspectives on visual culture, address key questions it raises, and explore its possibilities.

The first session takes M+ as a springboard to spark wider discussions on visual culture. Our Deputy Director, Curatorial and Chief Curator, Doryun Chong, Lead Curator of Learning and Interpretation, Stella Fong, and Head of Digital and Editorial Content, William Smith will illuminate how M+ embraces the idea of being a museum of visual culture and the potentials and challenges it encounters. How do we share knowledge about different disciplines of visual culture and create dialogues between them? How do we move beyond the disciplines and talk about visual culture as an approach? How can we bring international audiences into the exploration of this unique perspective through digital and non-digital mediums?

This talk will be moderated by Dr Vivian Ting, an independent curator and researcher. Simultaneous interpretation in Cantonese will be available.

This free event will take place on Zoom. Click on 'Get Tickets' to register and receive the meeting link via email.

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Image at top: Martin Parr. Hong Kong (LON156562), 2013. Pigment print. M+, Hong Kong. © Martin Parr and Blindspot Gallery