Danny Yung

Danny Yung. Photo by Yvonne Chan.

Since the late 1970s, Danny Yung has established a reputation as one of Hong Kong’s most influential and pioneering artists. He has engaged in multiple art forms over the years, including experimental film, cartoons, conceptual art, installation, video and performing arts. In 1982, he became one of the founding members of the avant-garde arts group Zuni Icosahedron and has served as artistic director since 1985. Zuni Icosahedron produces alternative theatre and multimedia productions as well as experimental projects using video, sound and art installations. Over the years, the company has been invited to more than 60 cities worldwide for exchange performances, and it is active in arts education and arts policy research. Yung himself is well-known for his comic figure Tian Tian, a boy pointing up to the sky, and he is a passionate advocate of experimental arts and new art forms. He currently serves as chair of the Hong Kong Institute for Contemporary Culture. Born in China and raised in Hong Kong, Yung earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of California at Berkeley and a master’s in urban design at Columbia.

In September 2008, Yung visited The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage for a live interview with dance scholar Suzanne Carbonneau. The interview was subsequently published on the Center website.

References

Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Flamenco Festival was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the CBS Philly website, and on WRTI.

Questions of Practice

Isaac, a 2011 Pew Fellow in dance and choreography, peppered the walls of the Center with blank pages for writing and sharing ideas, in an evolving project called “The Notebook.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar is founding artistic director of Urban Bush Women, a performance ensemble dedicated to exploring the use of cultural expression as a catalyst for social change.

Grants & Grantees

Trapeta B. Mayson is a poet and a 2002 Pew Fellow. She serves as the executive director of Historic Germantown.

Grants & Grantees

FringeArts presented Australian dance company Chunky Move’s Mortal Engine, a dance piece that incorporates video, music, and laser performance with sound-initiated projections.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art co-organized a multifaceted exhibition devoted to the art of Michelangelo Pistoletto, influential founder of the Arte Povera movement.

Grants & Grantees

Martha Clark’s dance-theater work was inspired by photographs by Diane Arbus, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, and Helen Levitt.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Composer Jace Clayton, also known as DJ /rupture, uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on how sound, memory, and public space interact, with an emphasis on the global South.

Grants & Grantees

EgoPo Classic Theater transforms classic theater and literature into provocative performances, placing equal emphasis on text, vocals, and movement. Its

Grants & Grantees

Bristol Riverside Theatre is a vibrant, engaged community theater in the northeast reaches of the Philadelphia area.

Grants & Grantees

Teresa Leo is a poet and a 2002 Pew Fellow.

The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society will hold a panel discussion exploring the effect that accumulated knowledge and experience has on artistic creation.