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This interview is part of the Hong Kong Art History Research - Pilot Project, a collaboration between Asia Art Archive and Hong Kong Museum of Art. It was conducted at Asia Art Archive on 11 September 2013.

Biographies:
Mui Chong Kee (b. 1940, Guangdong, China)

Mui enrolled in the Printmaking Department of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 1959, and fled China to Hong Kong through Macau in 1963 without completing his education. Mui worked in television and film production, specifically in set design and props. He began writing extensively on art in Chinese from 1970, and was appointed the Hong Kong correspondent for the Taiwanese magazine Lion Art, writing annual reviews of artistic activities in Hong Kong. Mui’s writings have circulated widely in magazines and newspapers. His artworks have also been shown in exhibitions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and South East Asia.

This interview focuses on Mui as a Chinese writer who has an interest in writing about artists in Hong Kong who were less visible or have been ‘forgotten’ for different reasons. It also considers the notion of ‘leftist artists,’ and Mui’s teaching activities in the Extra Mural Studies Department of Chinese University.

Mui lives and work in Guangzhou.

Interviewer
Lo Wai-luk is currently an Associate Professor and Programme Director of the Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television, and Digital Media at the Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University. Lo holds a PhD in Theatre from the City University of New York. He has written extensively on theatre and dance in Hong Kong and Mainland China, and is the host for the Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) programme “Free as the Wind.”

此訪談為 香港藝術史研究 ─ 先導項目的一部分。訪談於2013年9月11日在亞洲藝術文獻庫進行。

梅創基
1940年生於中國廣東

1959年入讀廣州美術學院版畫系,於1963年肆業,經澳門逃到香港。抵港後從事電視和電影佈景和道具製作。1970年開始以中文寫作藝術評論,其後成為台灣雜誌《雄獅美術》特約撰稿人,負責年終香港藝壇大事回顧。梅創基的藝術評論文章於香港、台灣和中國大陸的報章雜誌廣泛刊載,其作品曾於香港、台灣、中國大陸以及東南亞的展覽展出。

是次訪談集中探討梅創基所撰寫有關「被遺忘的藝術家」的文章系列和他的寫作動機。此外,也探討他被視為「左派藝術家」的原因和其對此標籤的看法,以及他於中文大學校外進修部的教學活動。

梅創基目前於廣州生活和創作。

訪問員
盧偉力 現職香港浸會大學電影學院副教授和電影、電視與數碼媒體(製作)藝術碩士課程總監。盧氏獲紐約市立大學戲劇系哲學博士。 香港電台節目《講東講西》的主持人,並撰寫有關香港和內地戲劇和舞蹈的著作。

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