MH Conversations and Connections Series – Lunchtime Seminar
Title: Art Speaks Louder Than Words: Exploring Medicine Through the Lens of Paintings and Music
Date: 1 December, 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:30 – 1:45 pm HKT
Venue: Rm 608, 6/F, William M W Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road
The topic of art may evoke philosophical responses, but art is also all around us, appearing in many forms. Importantly, artistic expressions need not be beautiful; the naked truth is better than beautiful lies. We need art because it expresses what words cannot and dare not say, especially when it concerns topics at the heart of medicine. Exploring favorite works of art and music, the speaker will show that art exists not in a vacuum but reflects the artist’s life and times. Creating and appreciating art involves acts of reinterpreting human experience, thus leading to more perspectives and deeper insights. We hope you will join us for this multimedia lunchtime presentation.
Professor Bernard M Y Cheung
Biotechnology Director of the Innovation and Technology Commission
Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital
Professor Bernard Cheung was educated at Sevenoaks School, where he chose books on art for his Chemistry prizes. He has a piano diploma, and is often the person starting the applause in concerts. He has taught Medicine for three decades at the University of Hong Kong, where he was previously the Sun Chieh Yeh Heart Foundation Professor in Cardiovascular Therapeutics. He now works at the Innovation and Technology Commission. He is on the judging panel of the Art of the Heart competition.
Welcome to join us!
Enquiry: Please contact Ms Rachel Suen (firstname.lastname@example.org).