Silver Moon or Golden Star: Samson Young Discusses Utopia
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Multimedia artist Samson Young discusses his upcoming exhibition at the University of Chicago “Silver Moon or Golden Star”, focusing on how utopian views continue to be projected on and taken up by society.
Asia Society Hong Kong is hosting a discussion with multimedia artist Samson Young on how utopian views continue to be projected on and taken up by society. Loosely taking the idealism displayed at the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago as a point of departure, Young will discuss his upcoming exhibition at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago. The exhibition, Silver Moon or Golden Star: Which will you buy of me? asks how people adapt to societal changes that they have little control over.
Young was trained as a composer and graduated with a Ph.D. in Music Composition from Princeton University in 2013. His academic background in music has led him to incorporate elements of experimental music, sound studies and site-specific performance into his distinctive contemporary art practice.
Young has exhibited his work around the world, including the Hong Kong Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017, M+ Pavilion in Hong Kong, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Art in Manchester, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. He received the 2015 BMW Art Journey Award and 2018 Hong Kong Art Centre Honorary Fellowship. Further awards include Artist of the Year (Hong Kong Arts Development Council), Prix Ars Electronica, Bloomberg Emerging Artist Award.