Janko Lam Those Days──Out There: A Site-specific Art Installation


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Traditional Chinese clothing has a long history and embodies the essence of Chinese culture and art. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, it was transported to distant shores as maritime trade developed. Intrigued by the exhibition “A Tale of Three Cities” and the perspective of fashion designers, Hong Kong artist Janko Lam has created a studio inside the museum that bridges past, present and future, allowing the audience to embark on a journey through the three cities and the artistic realm of Chinese-style clothing.

Inspired by the historical and cultural essence of Chinese-style clothing, Janko focuses on modern Chinese fashion design, specialising in the art of crafting qipaos, cheongsams and other traditional Chinese clothing. Her minimalistic yet intricate designs fuse traditional elements with contemporary Chinese aesthetics, resulting in distinctive pieces that transcend norms.


Sharing and Workshop by Fashion Designer

Ms. Janko Lam, created Those Days──Out There, a site-specific art installation inspired by the exhibition “A Tale of Three Cities: Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macao Greater Bay Area and Export of Silk Products in the Ming and Qing Dynasties”. Janko connects the perspective of a fashion designer with China trade paintings and export textiles, blending the elements of Chinese and Western clothing from past and present to create new fashion pieces. In this programme, Janko introduces the characteristics of Chinese-style clothing and shares her creative process. Participants will also be guided to create their own garment design sketches. Join us to explore the artistic realm of Chinese-style clothing.

Content for both sessions will be the same. Each participant may sign up for one session.

Date: [Session 1] 2023.11.04 (Saturday)
            [Session 2] 2023.11.11 (Saturday)
Time: 2:30 – 4:00pm
Venue: Studio 1, B/F, Hong Kong Museum of Art
Instructor: Ms. Janko LAM (local fashion designer)
Target: Aged 15 or above
Language: Cantonese
Fee: Free admission
Enrolment: There will be a maximum of 20 participants for each session on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrolment will end on 27 October 2023. To register, please complete the registration form (page 3) and submit it via fax (2723 7666) or email (hkmoa_enquiries@lcsd.gov.hk). Successful applicants will be notified by email.