The exhibition Seeing Things, Being There is on view at AAA Library in Sheung Wan, 6 October–25 November. This project grew out of an internal talk held in response to the twentieth anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China; we published highlights of this talk, which focused on the histories of the shows Hong Kong Reincarnated New Lo Ting Archeological Find (1998) and Talkover/Handover (2007), in “Back to the Future: Contemporary Art and the Hong Kong Handover.”

Seeing Things, Being There includes exploration of past events and narratives through archival research, and questions how we may relate these materials to contemporary conditions. In this post, we feature selected primary and secondary materials from our Library and Research Collections that inform this exhibition.

 

Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2007

Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2007
Image: Cover of Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2007.

Chan Yukkeung Kurt, and Maggie Wan, eds. Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2007. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007.

REF.CYK

 

 

Thinking About Exhibitions

Thinking About Exhibitions
Cover of Thinking About Exhibitions.

Ferguson, Bruce W., Reesa Greenberg, and Sandy Nairne, eds. Thinking About Exhibitions. London: Routledge, 2008.

REF.GRR2

 

 

Hong Kong Reincarnated: New Lo Ting Archeological Find

Hong Kong Reincarnated: New Lo Ting Archeological Find (Set of 51 Photographs)
Hong Kong Reincarnated: New Lo Ting Archeological Find (Set of 51 Photographs)

Ha Bik Chuen. Hong Kong Reincarnated: New Lo Ting Archeological Find. Set of 51 photographs. 1998.

 

 

A Documentary of Talkover/Handover

A Documentary of Talkover/Handover
Image: A Documentary of Talkover/Handover.

Ho Chuifan Selina, and wenyau, eds. A Documentary of Talkover/Handover. Hong Kong: 1a space, 2007.

EX.HGK.DOT

 

Deconstruct and Edit - Oscar Ho on Curatorship

(Deconstruct and Edit - Oscar Ho on Curatorship)
Image: Cover of Deconstruct and Edit - Oscar Ho on Curatorship.

Ho Hingkay Oscar. Deconstruct and Edit - Oscar Ho on Curatorship. Hong Kong: MCCM Creations, 2016.

MON.HHK

 

Museum 97: History Community Individual

Museum 97: History Community Individual
Cover of Museum 97: History Community Individual.

Ho Hingkay Oscar, Hung Hofung, Leung Mantao, and Tung Kaicheung. Museum 97: History Community Individual. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Arts Centre, 1997. 

EXS.HGK.MNS

 

Hong Kong Reincarnated New Lo Ting Archeological Find

Image: Cover of <i>Hong Kong Reincarnated New Lo Ting Archeological Find</i>.
Image: Cover of Hong Kong Reincarnated New Lo Ting Archeological Find.

Hong Kong Reincarnated New Lo Ting Archeological Find. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Arts Centre, 1998.

EXS.HGK.HKR

 

Fictions of Art History

Fictions of Art History
Image: Cover of Fictions of Art History.

Ledbury, Mark, ed. Fictions of Art History. Williamstown: Clark Art Institute, 2013.

REF.CLS2

 

 

NuNaHeDuo (Dislocation) Vol.13: Travel Photography

Leung Chiwo Warren. NuNaHeDuo (Dislocation) Vol.13: Travel Photography. Hong Kong: NuNaHeDuo Organization of Hong Kong Contemporary Photography, 1999.

PER.DIS

 

Driving Lantau: Whisper of an Island

Driving Lantau: Whisper of an Island
Image: Cover of Driving Lantau: Whisper of an Island.

Lo Yinshan. Driving Lantau: Whisper of an Island. Hong Kong: MCCM Creations, 2012.

MON.LYS4

 

Mapping Identities: The Art and Curating of Oscar Ho

Mapping Identities: The Art and Curating of Oscar Ho
Image: Cover of Mapping Identities: The Art and Curating of Oscar Ho.

Mapping Identities: The Art and Curating of Oscar Ho. Hong Kong: Para/Site Art Space, 2004.

MON.HHK

 

Project File: Talkover/Handover

“Project Documentation” folder of Project File: Talkover/Handover. Hong Kong: Asia Art Archive, 2007.

Special Collections Room

 

The Power of Display: A History of Exhibition Installations at the Museum of Modern Art

The Power of Display: A History of Exhibition Installations at the Museum of Modern Art
Image: Cover of The Power of Display.

Staniszewski, Mary Anne. The Power of Display: A History of Exhibition Installations at the Museum of Modern Art. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2001.

REF.STM4

 

Exhibition

Steeds, Lucy, ed. Exhibition. London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2014.

REF.WHC

 

The Meaning of Photography

The Meaning of Photography
Image: Cover of The Meaning of Photography.

Stimson, Blake, and Robin Kelsey, eds. The Meaning of Photography. Williamstown: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2008.

REF.CLS2

 

Imprint

Author

Michelle WONG, 黃湲婷

Alan CHAN, 陳建濃

Mickey LEE, 李嘉傑

Topic
Collection Spotlight
Date
Mon, 6 Nov 2017
Cite as
Michelle WONG, 黃湲婷, Alan CHAN, 陳建濃 and Mickey LEE, 李嘉傑, Reading Recommendations | Seeing Things, Being There, Mon, 6 Nov 2017

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