Re-imagining Culture: How to (and how not to) build a cultural economy’ is an edited transcript of our first event in May 2010 at A Foundation. The result is an enriching dialogue with speakers John Kieffer, William Wong and Sonya Dyer on the current state of the arts in the...
The global economic crisis has had a widespread impact across the cultural sector in Europe and the UK in the past 5 years. We are now witnessing the rise and fall of the ‘Creative Economy’ which has emerged in the past 15 years through neoliberal policies. New hope to revive the economy is envisioned in the ‘Digital Economy’, where policies intend to place digital innovation at the heart of economic growth. In order to participate in the digital economy, arts organizations are pushed to become ‘digital organizations’. There is a need to re-think the entire cultural and economic system today in the face of a global economic crisis. Despite depreciating funding for the arts, new possibilities can be found in ideas and practices of digital culture and the digital arts.
From Living to Individuation – reflection on a negative anthropology by Yuk Hui [to appear on the catalogue of the "Living as Form" nomadic exhibition (Hong Kong stop) Nov 3-18, 2012] Why should one subsume living to a form? To pose this question is not to remove form from living, but to question the very notion of form itself. Today politics is becoming bio-political – meaning the productivity of capitalism penetrates more and more into our livings, not simply by buying off our physical force, or make us to buy commodities as Marx analysed in Das Kapital, but controlling our tastes, gestures, habits, genetic information, etc – living can no longer retreat to its own term. If here living as form is to identify such a resistance or vital force in an affective manner, I would rather like to follow Gilbert Simondon and call it individuation. The problem of form doesn't lie on form per se but its attachment to hylomorphism since the ancient Greeks, notably in the philosophy of Aristotle.
For Critical Cities Vol. 3, DOXA contributes an article featuring an interview with Professor Tang Wing Shing from the Department of Geography at Baptist University in Hong Kong. The text looks at the concept of space and property in a global financial centre that is quickly developing its creative industries.
DOXA was published in Reviews in Cultural Theory an online journal published by the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta in Canada. This article followed a residency at The Banff Centre 'On the Commons' residency along with guests Pedro Reyes, Lauren Berlant and Michael Hardt.
This drafted essay by Yuk HUI is made as intervention to DOXA's event in 'ArtHK2012' : Art and Spatial Resistance: Emergent strategies in Asia.
The article of Yuk HUI/DOXA on Occupy Central in Hong Kong, in related to the local economic and artistic milieu was honorly translated into Greek, the first part has been published on the online journal OUGH: http://www.ough.gr/
DOXA is pleased to announce its publication project 'Creative Space—Art and Spatial Resistance in Asia' and the list of our contributors. The edited volume consists of contributions from artists and theorists of different parts of Asia, and investigates the strategies and experiments to resist the intensive gentrification and the privatization of land, ranging from the autonomous lab in China, the amateur riot in Japan, the occupation in Hong Kong, etc. The present edition will be in Chinese, edited by Yuk Hui + DOXA, it is estimated to be out around summer.
New publication: "All That is Solid Melts into Air", by Yuk Hui/DOXA, No. 6, Chutzpah!, edited by Ou Ning, 2012
New Publications: From Art of Occupation to Occupation of Art -- On Occupation in Hong Kong and the Situationist International, by Yuk Hui/DOXA, in Independent Critics《獨立評論》, Issue 01, Beijing, 2012
NønSpace is a work that attempts to probe at the often puzzling and elusive space of Hong Kong. Through its unique history, geography and politics, Hong Kong has sprouted from a small Chinese fishing village to a globalized financial city. From British influence of Western capitalism to a return to a long lost Chinese reality, Hong Kong has formed into a place of in-betweenness.