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Connecting Words and Images

Exhibitions, Lectures and Screenings on Hong Kong Arts, Design and Consumption

Event series press release
Event series schedule
Biography of Tommy Li


Connecting Words and Images is a series of exhibitions, lectures and screenings created to enhance understanding of Hong Kong arts, design and consumption.

The free events run from July 9 to August 24, 2008 in Toronto and are open to the public.

The work of Tommy Li, globally renowned Hong Kong designer, is the highlight of the series. "Creative Works of Tommy Li, Part I: Mao Series" and "Creative Works of Tommy Li, Part II: Commerical Design" will allow the public to view examples of Li's visual art works, inspired by the Chinese political icon - Chairman Mao Zedong - as well as present his commercial design work.

Meet the designer on July 10 at the opening of the "Mao Series." He will also speak earlier that day at the series' opening lecture on design business promotion, which will also feature Arlene Gould of the Design Industry Advisory Committee and York University's Wendy Wong.

The event series continues on September 26 and 27 at York University and includes a lecture by Rey Chow of Brown University.

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) Canada is the event series' sponsor. The event series organizers, the York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR) and the Department of Design, Faculty of Arts at York University would also like to acknowledge the assistance of the following contributors: City of Toronto Metro Hall, Urbanspace Property Group, Chinese Contemporary Xchange INDEXG, Design Industry Advisory Committee (DIAC), Chinese Canadian Advertising, Marketing & Media Association (CCAMMA), Asian Heritage Month-Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc, and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto.

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