Monograph of Amy Cheung featuring works produced between 1997 and 2007. Alice Jim writes, 'Playing devil's advocate is not an easy task at a time when the accelerating disintegration of the social, intertwined with unparalleled technological advances and the endless availability of consumable pleasures, makes attempts to arrive at a hypothesis of utopic viability or to even imagine alternative societies seem either incredibly futile and impractical, or, at the other extreme, waywardly sef-indulgent. The recent work of Amy Wan Man Cheung, however, appears to move peripatetically between these arguments while at the same time wrestle with their implications for the political. Her large-scale sculptures and public art projects entail restless and anxious oscillations between fantasy worlds and haunting reflections of life's realities, whimsical childhood fairy tales and serious sci-fi commentaries, the total enchantment of surface effects and the ironic scrutiny of both.' Artist biography is provided in the book.
Access level

Onsite

Location code MON.CWM
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2007

No of pages

368

ISBN / ISSN

9783939738626

No of copies

2

Content type

artist monograph

Chapter headings
Playing Devil's Advocate

- Alice Mingwai JIM, 詹明慧

Amy Cheung: Devil's Advocate
Share
Citation
Rights statement

In Copyright

What does this mean?

This item is covered by one or more copyrights. It is available for research only or use within Hong Kong’s fair dealing rules. Please do not copy, re-use or reproduce this item without the permission of the copyright holder.

Amy Cheung: Devil's Advocate