This volume brings together a series of essays about art in Hong Kong written from mid 1980s to mid 1990s, with the intention of offering a chronicle of the Hong Kong art world during a time of immense changes. Most of the essays concern themselves with the work of local artists , but Western artists whose works have been exhibited in the territory are also discussed. Particular artists and works of art are the focus, while debates over issues regarding curatorship and arts policy are also examined.

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Art and Place: Essays on Art from a Hong Kong Perspective

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Site-Specificity in Recent Art

Monologues without Words: Museum Displays as Art Historial Narratives

The Art of Chan Chi-ling

A Sense of Place: Chan Chi-ling and Wong Wo-bik in Conversation with David Clarke

Innocence and Experience: The Art of Mei Lo

The insufficiency of Tradition: Paintings by Fang Zhaoling and Chu Hing-wah

Photography and Social Reproduction


Zuni Icosahedron in Context

Grimm's Fairy Tales: A Series of Etchings by David Hockney

The Blue Guitar

Drawing from the Unconscious: The Surrealist Art of Max Ernst

German Graphics in the 1970s

Aspects of Contemporary Australian Art

Hot and Cool: The art of Robert Rauschenberg

Rodin and the Fragmented Figure

The Aesthetic of the Sketch

National Shows at the 1995 Venice Biennale

Art and the History of the Body: A Review of 'Identity and Alterity' - the Keynote Show of the 1995 Venice Biennale

Li Tiefu and Western Art

Exile from Tradition: Chinese and Western Traits in the Art of Lin Fengmian

Reframing Mao: Aspects of Recent Chinese Art Popular Culture and Politics

Foreign Bodies: Chinese Art at the 1995 Venice Biennale

Museums Artists Audiences

Private Art in a Public Place

'In Search of Art': Look back with the Future in Mind

Engaging Tradition

Photography Art Life

The Culture of Democracy: Looking at Art in Hong Kong

The Arts Policy of Review Report: Some Responses

Submission to the Legislative Council's Panel on Recreation and Culture Concerning the Proposed Arts Development Council

Research and the Nurturing of Public Understanding of Art

Between East and West: Negotiations with Tradition and Modernity in Hong Kong Art

The Sculpture of Antonio Mak

The Art of Yank Wong

Art & Place: Essays on Art from a Hong Kong Perspective
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