Artwalkers– Artists-in-Pandemic | Uncle Salt x Ian LEUNG
Artwalkers– Artists-in-Pandemic | Uncle Salt x Ian LEUNG

Artwalkers– Artists-in-Pandemic

The pandemic, since the end of 2019, forced many museums, art galleries, theatres, exhibitions and performance venues to temporarily shut down. The overwhelming majority of pre-planned arts programmes are either stuck in limbo or compelled to make drastic changes, like Jockey Club Pop-Up Art Park did by shifting to online.

In these uncertain times, how can the creatives cope with all the unexpected changes? Taking Jockey Club Pop-up Art Park as a case study, together with Ian LEUNG – Programme Manager of Hong Kong Arts Centre, Uncle Salt (YEUNG Chun-yin) – ‘Philosophy Night’ TV Programme Host, Co-founder of Corrupt The Youth will explore how the creatives cope with the unexpected changes practically and mentally with creativity from a philosophical perspective.

Date: 2021.04.01 (Thu)
Time: 7:30pm
Channel: facebook live
Speakers: Uncle Salt and Ian LEUNG
To be conducted in Cantonese)

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this event are those of the speaker(s)/guest(s).

About Uncle Salt

YEUNG Chun-yin (Uncle Salt) ︳’Philosophy Night’ TV Programme Host, Co-founder of Corrupt The Youth

YEUNG Chun-yin, nicknamed ‘Uncle Salt’ in Cantonese, graduated from Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong and Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; and further studied a PhD Programme in Humboldt University of Berlin and King’s College London. In 2016, Uncle Salt and his comrades established ‘Corrupt the Youth’ and hosted a series of TV talk show ‘Philosophy Night’ on RTHK31, which aim to introduce philosophy to the general public. He is now teaching philosophy and critical thinking courses in various tertiary institutions in Hong Kong.

About Ian LEUNG


  • Programme Manager, Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC)
  • Research Fellow at Yale University 2019
  • International Leadership Program for Visual Arts Management (ILPVAM), Steinhardt, NYU and Business School, Deusto University, Bilbao 2016
  • MA in Arts Administration & Cultural Policy, Goldsmiths, University of London 2007
  • Bsc (Hons) Construction, Economics and Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2004

Prior to joining HKAC, Leung earned solid experience in programming, producing, touring, audience development and education in performing arts at the Hong Kong Arts Festival for 5 years. He has been overseeing performing art, public art as well as audience development programmes for HKAC since 2013. In 2016, he was awarded with two scholarships by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council to participate at the ILPVAM and the Arts Activator Research Fellowship by Yale-China in 2019.

Recent curatorial and producing projects include: 

  • 2017: Art Actually with Les Halles de Schaerbeek, a coupling project of contemporary artists of multi-arts residency performance exchange between HK and Brussels
  • 2018: Harbour Arts Sculpture Park 2018, a large scale public art project alongside Victoria Harbour; Cultural Masseur – Dragonix Multi-arts Festival, an audience development campaign based on inter-disciplinary practices and experiential encounter
  • 2021: Art and Architecture urban design campaign Via North Point with Finale Festival (expecting in Sept)