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And the Ship Sails On: art. practice. research

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A collective effort of artists generating space for art-based research, embodied knowledge, and reflective practices amidst tumultuous times.

Over the last few decades, the idea of artistic practice as a place of knowledge has become a more widely accepted notion. Today, artists produce not only artworks and performances but they use their practice as a starting point to conduct research and generate valid forms of knowledge. Recent challenges, however, have led to less than ideal conditions for the production of artistic research which in turn have made artist-researchers adapt and evolve in these uncertain times.

In order to offer a place for artists to present their artistic practice as research and for the general public to better understand what artistic practice-as/based/led research is, NAO collective presents And the Ship Sails On at JCCAC 5-18 July 2021 to explore the idea of artistic practice as a place of and for knowledge. The collective currently consists of a group of students and alumni from Ph.D. programmes at School of Creative Media (City University of Hong Kong - CityU) and Academy of Visual Arts (Hong Kong Baptist University - HKBU). This is the first time that such a wide-scale collaboration is being initiated by the Ph.D. students and alumni of these schools. At the same time, And the Ship Sails On is intended as an exercise in creating a space of dialogue among art research practitioners, the local community, and the wider public.

Initiated by current Ph.D. students and recent graduates of local Hong Kong universities, this exhibition shows the possibilities of generating knowledge and meaning when artistic practice operates as research.

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TitleAnd the Ship Sails On: art. practice. research
LocationJockey Club Creative Arts Centre
PlaceHong Kong
Degree of recognitionLocal event