Kong Chang'an Archive 孔長安檔案
Kong Chang’an (b.1953) is an artist and curator who actively promoted Chinese avant-garde artists in Europe and the US through publications and exhibitions during the 1980s through early 1990s. With a visual arts scholarship to University of Bologna, Italy, he used the pen name ‘Chan, Lauk'ung’ to publish ‘Ten Years of the Chinese Avant-garde: Waiting for the Curtain to Fall’ in Flash Art—one of the earliest English articles on Chinese avant-garde art in a major European art magazine. He continued to generate awareness of avant-garde artists from China as one of the curators of ‘Aperto’ at the 1993 Venice Biennial.
This archive consists of materials related to Kong Chang’an’s curatorial works, art writings, and artistic practice, as well as research materials on Chinese art and artists, with a focus on the late 1980s to early 1990s.