Venus Lau

Venus Lau is a curator and art writer based in Hong Kong. After working in Beijing as an art writer and project curator, she now works actively in various cultural spheres across greater China, pursuing multidisciplinary experimentation with potential and emergent cultural productions in the region, while initiating discourses between Chinese art and the cultural structures in other countries.

Beyond contemporary art, she also engages in criticism on local cinematic and literary work and produces literary texts. She is currently researching topics including the Pearl River Delta as cultural rhetoric, subalterns and implosion in representation of triads in Hong Kong cinema and their relationship to the mythical monster Lu Ting, scrambled eggs as an object of desire in Hong Kong cinematic language, and empire and jianghu in the cultural geographies of Chinese contemporary art. She is also actively exploring the linkage between philosophical turn of object-oriented ontology and the ever-changing concept of objecthood in the realm of art, with an output of a publication (as an awarded project of CCAA Critic Prize) while currently working on her master thesis on hauntology and the paradox of appearance in media art. She is chairman of the curatorial office Society for Experimental Cultural Production.

Spring Workshop and Heman Chong commissioned short texts from Betti-Sue Hertz, Mia Jankowicz, Ruba Katrib, Alana Kushnir and Venus Lau on The Social Contract which can be found here.

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A Part of Moderation(s)

Moderation(s) is an ongoing collaboration that will unfold in 2013 and 2014 between Spring Workshop, Hong Kong, and Witte de With, Rotterdam. Conceived as an anthology of active proposals, Moderation(s) brings together an international group of artists, curators and writers in a year-long program of contemporary discourse and production between the two organisations. Within this framework, the artist Heman Chong will steer the project which will involve more than 50 artists and engender a conference, three exhibitions, three residencies and a book of short stories. Please click here to read more about the program.

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