Samson Young 楊嘉輝

Born:
1979
Residence:
Kwai Chung, Hong Kong
Nationality:
Hong Kong
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APT Global One
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  • Absolut announced the finalists for its 2017 Absolut Art Award today, which gives prizes in two categories, Art Work and Art Writing.

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  • In this video, sound artist Samson Young uses everyday items and musical instruments like a Foley artist to approximate the sounds of night bombings in his piece Nocturne, performed at Team Gallery in New York.

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  • It’s been an extraordinary couple of years for the Hong Kong-based composer and sound artist Samson Young. Young was awarded the first BMW Art Journey at Art Basel in Hong Kong in 2015, which allowed the artist to travel across five continents to study and record historic bells to create a “sonic history of conflicts,” and he has been traveling the world since. His sound projects and performances have made the rounds of the international art fair circuit, with commissions, films, and projects for all three Art Basel editions as well as Frieze London. He has had solo exhibitions in Hong Kong, Taipei, Hiroshima, New York, Kolkata, and now Düsseldorf, boarded an international commercial cargo ship for an artist residency, and was just nominated for the 2017 Absolut Art Award. Add to all that, later this year, Young will represent Hong Kong at the 57th Venice Biennale.

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  • Hong Kong and Shanghai based Edouard Malingue Gallery will be participating in the FIAC 2016 in Paris from October 20 through October 23, 2016.

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  • The fourteenth edition of Frieze London opens today in Regent’s Park. The fair has drawn more than 160 galleries from thirty countries and will run until October 9.

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  • 'Listen to Hong Kong', an exhibition exploring the art of sound with photos is on view at the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre from September 4, and will continue through October 30, 2016.

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  • Absolut announced the nominees for its 2017 Absolut Art Award today.

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  • M+ museum and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) announced last Thursday that popular sound artist Samson Young will represent Hong Kong at the 57th Venice Biennale in May next year.

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  • Draft explores contemporary art that produces, contributes to or provokes public debate. It involves nine interdisciplinary collaboratives from nine cities: Beijing, Cairo, Cape Town, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Mumbai, St. Petersburg and Zurich.

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  • UPDATED: M+ Museum of Visual Culture, which made the announcement with Hong Kong Arts Development Council, picks independent curator for Hong Kong pavilion after controversy over its curatorial role at recent biennales.

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  • Music is a social bond: a powerful form of common understanding and collective experience.

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  • This morning, Frieze revealed the full list of artists, galleries, and curators participating in 2016’s Frieze London, Frieze Projects, and Frieze Masters fairs, all set to take place October 6 through 9.

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  • From mass surveillance to the migration crisis, anxiety about a world in political turmoil permeated this year’s Art Basel, the world’s largest contemporary and modern art fair in Switzerland.

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  • A cross-disciplinary crew of 40-strong artists, curators, theorists and anthropologists from nine cities, namely Bombay, Cairo, Cape Town, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Shanghai, St. Petersburg and Zurich, are set to convene in Mumbai from June 4 – 6, 2015, for a conference that kick-starts an intercultural discourse on contemporary art and its engagement with issues that concern present-day society.

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  • Hong Kong artist Samson Young has been awarded the first BMW Art Journey, a new global collaboration between Art Basel and its partner, BMW, which has been created to recognize and support emerging artists worldwide.

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  • Art Basel and BMW are pleased to announce Samson Young as the first BMW Art Journey winner. The BMW Art Journey will allow Young to embark on a creative journey across five continents. Young will undertake a worldwide tour of iconic bells, documenting them and creating works of visual art and music composition in response to them. Samson Young was one of three shortlisted artists selected from this year’s Discoveries sector at Art Basel’s show in Hong Kong.

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BIOGRAPHY
Artist and composer Samson Young (b.1979) studied music, philosophy and gender studies at the University of Sydney and holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from Princeton University. Young's diverse practice draws from the avant-garde compositional traditions of aleatoric music, musique concrète, and graphical notation. Behind each project is an extensive process of research, involving a mapping of the process through a series of "sound sketches" and audio recordings. His drawing, radio broadcast, performance and composition touch upon the recurring topics of conflict, war, and political frontiers. Key to Young’s interest in conflict is its interplay with identity. Young appropriates the components of music – beat, rhythm, notational signs and musical symbols – to flesh out global conflicts that have affected our past and present.
 
Young was the inaugural winner of the BMW Art Journey Award at the Art Basel Hong Kong 2015. He has participated in group exhibitions at venues including 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney; Asia Triennial, Manchester; Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle; Arko Art Center, Seoul; Kunsthalle Winterthur, Switzerland; the Moscow Biennale of Young Art, Moscow; Amos Anderson Museum, Helsinki; Today Art Museum, Beijing; and Taipei Contemporary Art Museum, Taiwan. Recent and upcoming solo projects include Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan (2015); Team Gallery, New York (2015); Para Site, Hong Kong (2016); Experimenter, India (August 2016); and Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany (December 2016).
 
As a practising musician, Young is the member of multiple bands and has collaborated with ensembles and orchestras worldwide. He has participated in international music and performing art festivals including Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt; Fusebox Festival, Austin; New York Electronic Art Festival, New York; Tonlagen Festival, Dresden; Transart Festival, Bolzano; and MONA FOMA Festival of Music and Art.