AoI-Arts & Humanities


AoI-Arts & Humanities


The Creative Arts
Historical Awareness: Past and Present
Language, Communication and Society
Ethics and Society


The aim of this AoI is to enable students to appreciate how intellectual, moral, material, aesthetic and spiritual aspects of human existence have been explored from critical, creative, historical and analytic perspectives, to think about the meaning of our own lives, and to seek wisdom and virtue, as embodied in the HKU motto: Sapientia et Virtus.

Items in the AoI-Arts & Humanities Collection

The Denial of Denying
This art piece is inspired by a song called “Brave” from Idina Menzel. In the song, it says, “And I might still cry, and I might still bleed, these thorns in my side … I can't be afraid, cause it's my turn to be brave.” It delivers the…

Access Denied
This sketch is an appropriation art of an online Photoshop artwork titled “Large (8)” by artist dibandgazbrothersis. To better illustrate the negative atmosphere, the creator chose pencil sketches to make use of the black-and-white color tone.

The sketch was inspired by the real scene that the creator has experienced. The creator created this art piece to reflect the anxiety after being denied, trying to restore that sorrowful scene.

The paper is a basic material of this sculpture. The creator glued the soft paper pieces one by one with his hands. Through the whole creating process, the creator wanted to show that by accepting himself (the parts that I wanted to hide and avoid),…

Black Swan
The swan sculpture that creators have constructed is a three-dimensional embodiment of the numerous ideals of transformation that they familiarized themselves with throughout the course of the semester, and a visualization of utilizing the skills…

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