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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 8 August 2013.

Biography:
Liu Kuo-sung (b. 1932, Anhui, China)

A founding member of the Taiwanese painters’ group ‘Fifth Moon Group,’ founded in 1957, Liu relocated to Hong Kong in 1971 to join the faculty of the Department of Fine Arts, New Asia College, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Liu chaired the department between 1972 and 1976. After his relocation to Hong Kong from Taiwan, Liu was categorised as a Hong Kong artist in many of the local survey shows, in publications, and in international exhibitions, but also included in many other exhibitions as a Taiwanese artist.

This interview provides Liu’s perspective on the fine art academy, its programming, and its role in Hong Kong, and also probes the inclusivity and ecology of the Hong Kong art world at the time — in particular its receptiveness to an artist whose career started in Taiwan.

Liu lives and work in Taoyuan.

Interviewer
Lesley Ma is a visiting researcher at Asia Art Archive from February to September 2013. A PhD candidate in Art History, Theory and Criticism at University of California San Diego, Ma’s research focuses on postwar abstract paintings in Taiwan. 

此訪談為 香港藝術史研究 ─ 先導項目的一部分。訪談於2013年8月8日在亞洲藝術文獻庫進行。

劉國松
1932年生於中國安徽

1957年在台灣創立五月畫會,其後於1971年移居香港,於香港中文大學新亞書院藝術系任教。1972至1976任職系主任。劉國松從台灣移居香港之後,曾參加多個在香港、海外舉辦的展覽。期間,有部分展覽和出版刊物會把他視他香港藝術家,有些則稱他為台灣藝術家。

是次訪談集中探討劉國松對香港中文大學新亞書院藝術系的看法、其課程對香港藝術生態發展的影響、以及從劉國松作為由台灣開始創作而其後移居香港的藝術家角度,檢視香港1970年代藝術生態的包容力。

劉國松目前在台灣生活和創作。

訪問員
馬唯中 為亞洲藝術文獻庫訪問研究員(2013年1-8月),現為美國加州大學聖地亞哥分校藝術史理論批評哲學博士生。她的研究主題為戰後台灣的抽象繪畫。她同時擔任香港M+策展人。

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