Collection Spotlight

Picks from the AAA Collection | Pacific Crossings: Hong Kong Artists in Vancouver

Asia Art Archive is collaborating with Vancouver Art Gallery for Pacific Crossings: Hong Kong Artists in Vancouver, an exhibition that explores the complexities of sovereignty, transnationalism, and cultural assimilation in relation to the Hong Kong migration to Vancouver during the 1960s and into the 1990s. Pacific Crossings examines the trajectories and works of four artists—David Lam, Carrie Koo (Gu Mei), Paul Chui, and Josh Hon—who left their artistic communities in Hong Kong to emigrate to Vancouver between the 1960s to the late 1980s. The exhibition also explores how the Hong Kong diaspora engaged in social and cultural community building following their arrival in Vancouver. Many of these artists, though recognised in Hong Kong, remain unknown in greater Vancouver’s visual art community.
 
To complement Pacific Crossings, AAA has selected interviews, digitised archival materials, public programme documentation, and publications from the collection. These materials include selections from the Ha Bik Chuen Archive, as well as the Hong Kong Art History Research Project, which was undertaken in collaboration with Hong Kong Museum of Art. The Hong Kong Art History Research Project provides a richer contextual picture of the city’s art ecology via inquiries into exhibition histories, pedagogy, art writing in Chinese and English, and modes of exchange between Hong Kong and other geographies.
 
Pacific Crossings: Hong Kong Artists in Vancouver is organised by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Diana Freundl, Associate Curator, Asian Art, and is a programme of the Vancouver Art Gallery’s Institute of Asian Art.

 

 

 

Recommended Materials and Reading

Art Currents,外邊:藝術評論,  edited by Fung Man Yee, 1986–7  PER.ARCU

Benedict Anderson. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, 1–7. Rev. ed. London: Verso, 2006. REF.ANB

C&G Artpartment. Not as Trivial as You Think: Hong Kong Art Quiz. Hong Kong: C&G Artpartment and Asia Art Archive, 2015. REF.C&G

From ‘Hong Kong Art Today’ to ‘Hong Kong Eye’ - Representing Hong Kong through Exhibitions 

Clarke, David J. Art & Place: Essays on Art from a Hong Kong Perspective. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 1996. REF.CLD

Clarke, David J. Hong Kong Art: Culture and Decolonization. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2001. REF.CLD

《中元畫會現代藝術展1965》。
The Circle Contemporary Art Show 1965. CD.001336

Fictions of Art History, edited by Mark Ledbury. Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2013. REF.CLS2

彭綺雲,《彭綺雲,甲子顏彩: 林鎮輝繪畫》,香港大學美術博物館,香港,2012。
PANG Yeewan Tina, ed., Full Circle: Paintings by David Lam, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2012. MON.LCF5

Hinterthuer, Petra. Modern Art in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Meyer Publishing, 1985.  REF.HIP2

Lai Ming Hoi, and Eva Man. In Conversation with Hong Kong Art, 1969–1979. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing, 2014. REF.LMH

Lai Ming Hoi, and Eva Man. In Conversation with Hong Kong Art, 1980–2014. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing, 2015. REF.LMH

Law Wing Sang. Collaborative Colonial Power: The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese. Hong Kong: University of Hong Kong Press, 2009. REF.LWS

The Migrant’s Time: Rethinking Art History and Diaspora, edited by Saloni Mathur. Williamstown, MA: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2011. REF.CLS2

Narrating Hong Kong Culture and Identity, edited by Ngai Pun and Laiman Yee. Hong Kong: Oxford University Press, 2003.  REF.PUN

Turn of a Decade: A New Generation of Artists of the Eighties, 1997. EX.HGK.TUD

Vigneron, Frank. I like Hong Kong: Art and Deterritorialization. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press, 2010.  REF.VIF

Visual Colours: Essays on the History of Hong Kong Visual Culture, edited by Edwin Lai. Hong Kong: Joint Publishing, 2002. REF.LKK

Zhu, Qi. 香港美術史 (History of Hong Kong Fine Art). Hong Kong: Joint Publishing, 2005. REF.ZHQ

 

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Michelle WONG, 黃湲婷

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Wed, 1 Mar 2017
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