Event - Materials and Creativity by Mr. Wallace CHAN & Dr. Emily STOEHRER (Sep 22) Event - Materials and Creativity by Mr. Wallace CHAN & Dr. Emily STOEHRER (Sep 22)
Event - Materials and Creativity by Mr. Wallace CHAN & Dr. Emily STOEHRER (Sep 22)
Materials and Creativity

Speaker: Mr. Wallace CHAN, Jewelry Creator, Artist and Innovator
Guest Speaker: Dr. Emily STOEHRER, Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Date: September 22, 2022 (Thu)
Time:4:00 - 5:00 pm
Venue:Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT), Lo Ka Chung Building, Lee Shau Kee Campus, HKUST [Map]
Format:Mixed mode (In-person: IAS LT / Online: Zoom)
* Speakers will appear as holograms.
Registration: To attend in person: Online registration ended on September 20. As there may be no-shows, we also welcome walk-ins to line up at the Kaisa Group Lecture Theater (IAS LT) after 3:45pm on the event day.
To attend via Zoom (Registration is not required): https://hkust.zoom.us/j/95655618531 (Webinar ID: 956 5561 8531 / Passcode: ias202209)
Remark:   This is a recognized event in the "Self-directed Experience" component of CORE1905: Behavioral Foundations of University Education: Habits, Mindsets, and Wellness. You need to attend each lecture in person and in full to get 1 hour.

Mr. Wallace CHAN believes that materials inspire creativity. In this lecture, he will share his hands-on experiences with a wide range of materials, while Dr. Emily STOEHRER will discuss materials in the museum context.

About Mr. Wallace CHAN

Mr. Wallace Chan is an artist and innovator. His curiosity and thirst for knowledge have led to his creation of numerous innovations, which have thus far included: The Wallace Cut (an illusionary three-dimensional carving technique invented in 1987), the mastery of titanium in jewelry making, a patented jadeite luminosity-enhancing technology, the invention of elaborate gemstone settings without metal claws, and most recently, The Wallace Chan Porcelain, a material five times stronger than steel.

Mr. Chan’s works are in the permanent collections of the British Museum (2019), the Capital Museum of China (2010), and the Ningbo Museum (2010). He has had solo exhibitions showcasing his works at Fondaco Marcello (Venice, 2021 & 2022), Canary Wharf (London, 2022), Christie’s (Shanghai, 2021), Asia House (London, 2019), Christie’s Gallery (Hong Kong, 2019), the Gemological Institute of America Museum (Carlsbad, 2011), the Capital Museum of China (Beijing, 2010), the Kaohsiung Museum of History (Taiwan, 1999), and Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum (Idar-Oberstein, 1992).

Mr. Chan has given talks and lectures at prestigious institutions, including DIVA Museum (Antwerp, 2021), Tongji University (Shanghai, 2021), Christie’s (Shanghai, 2020 & 2021), the De Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Maastricht, 2020), the British Museum (London, 2019), the Royal College of Art (London, 2019), the University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, 2019), Christie’s Education (Hong Kong, 2019), the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (London, 2018), the Sarabande Foundation (London, 2018), Sciences Po (Paris, 2018), Harvard University (Cambridge, 2017), Central Saint Martins (London, 2017), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 2016), and Christie’s (Paris, 2014).

About Dr. Emily STOEHRER

Dr. Emily STOEHRER is the Rita J. Kaplan and Susan B. Kaplan Curator of Jewelry at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). At the MFA she oversees a collection that spans nine curatorial departments and 6,000 years of history. She has curated exhibitions and written on various aspects of adornment. Most recently, she organized the exhibition “Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork” and contributed to the accompanying publication.

Since 2010, Dr. Stoehrer has taught and lectured widely on a diverse range of jewelry, fashion and design-related topics. She is the spokesperson for the jewelry vetting committee of all three of The European Fine Art Fairs and served on the Board of Directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths from 2017 to 2020. She holds a PhD in Humanities from Salve Regina University and a Master of Arts in Fashion & Textile Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Dr. Stoehrer recently penned an essay in Wallace Chan’s latest book, published by ACC Art Books, titled Winged Beauty: The Butterfly Jewellery Art of Wallace Chan.