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Young People Summer Takeover Workshop:
The Body as a Gallery

Artist: Igor Chan Chun Hin
Type: Workshop
Language: Cantonese
Audience: Young People
Location: Seminar Room 1 & 2, Workshop 1

Young People Summer Takeover Workshop:
The Body as a Gallery

This event is for participants ages sixteen to twenty-four.

How can a body transform into a moving gallery?

Using the body as a medium of expression, tattoos express the personal interests, upbringings, and cultural backgrounds of different people. Artist Igor Chan and members of M+ Young Collective ask you to take a closer look at the relationship between the body and identity by examining selected works from the M+ Collections and finding your own meaning in them. In this workshop, you will create a collage with personalised tattoo stickers drawing from your own experience and imagination.

About the Artist

Igor CHAN Chun Hin graduated from the department of Fine Arts at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His works focus on oil paintings and installations and revolve around the conundrum in life. Chan and four young artists co-founded an artist collective Ipseng in Foo Tak Building, Wan Chai. He also participated in the M+ 2018 Summer Camp as a university volunteer.

Portrait of Igor CHAN Chun Hin. Courtesy of the artist

About M+ Young Collective

The M+ Young Collective volunteer programme is supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Hong Kong, which engages fifteen local tertiary students and recent graduates. They work closely with the M+ team and creative practitioners from various disciplines to develop, plan, and deliver public programmes.

About Young People Summer Takeover: Retrograde

The Young People Summer Takeover programme features a series of creative events over the course of two weeks in August. Inspired by our past M+ Summer Camps, the programme continues to encourage young people to think outside the box, discover new perspectives on everyday life, and flex their creativity when responding to challenges.

The theme of this year’s Summer Takeover is ‘Retrograde’. The programme inspires participants to re-examine preconceived thinking and explore their paths in various paces, trajectories, and directions. ‘Retrograde’ references the apparent backwards motion of a plane. It is also a metaphor that prompts young people to reassess their journeys of self-discovery. By navigating the world from fresh perspectives, they can respond to today’s ever-changing environment in different ways when confronted with confusion and uncertainty.

Image at Top: Igor Chan. Photo: Courtesy of the artist