Stephanie Bailey (Hong Kong)

The Writer as a Collector

Final Remarks

Synopsis: “It is at once again an honour and a challenge to be invited to deliver closing remarks to the 2019 edition of FIELD MEETING, given the task at hand is to review and relay the presentations and discussions that will unfold throughout the gathering. Throughout this symposium, I will perform, in real-time, the role of the reviewer, collecting the ideas that are expressed as discussions unfold and filter them into a text. My approach is to capture—as best I can—the different threads that emerge among participants, while responding in kind to my own position as a writer and editor; a role that represents its own form of ‘collecting’.”

Stephanie Bailey’s FIELD MEETING participation is supported by Alserkal Avenue (Dubai).


Bio: Born and raised in Hong Kong, Stephanie Bailey is the editor in chief of Ocula Magazine, contributing editor to ART PAPERS and LEAP, curator of Conversations at Art Basel in Hong Kong, and a Naked Punch editorial committee member. Between 2012 and 2017, Bailey worked as managing and senior editor of Ibraaz, an online forum for visual culture in and around North Africa and the Middle East, and now serves as managing editor for the online journal for M+ Museum in Hong Kong, Podium. She also writes for Artforum International, Art Monthly, Di’van: A Journal of Accounts, and Yishu Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and between 2009 and 2012, directed a BTEC-accredited Foundation Diploma in Art and Design at Doukas School in Athens, Greece.