The exhibition Seeing Things, Being There is on view at AAA Library in Sheung Wan, 6 October–25 November. This project grew out of an internal talk held in response to the twentieth anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China; we published highlights of this talk, which focused on the histories of the shows Hong Kong Reincarnated New Lo Ting Archeological Find (1998) and Talkover/Handover (2007), in “Back to the Future: Contemporary Art and the Hong Kong Handover.”
Seeing Things, Being There includes exploration of past events and narratives through archival research, and questions how we may relate these materials to contemporary conditions. In this post, we feature selected primary and secondary materials from our Library and Research Collections that inform this exhibition.
Chan Yukkeung Kurt, and Maggie Wan, eds. Hong Kong Visual Arts Yearbook 2007. Hong Kong: Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2007.
Ferguson, Bruce W., Reesa Greenberg, and Sandy Nairne, eds. Thinking About Exhibitions. London: Routledge, 2008.
Ha Bik Chuen. Hong Kong Reincarnated: New Lo Ting Archeological Find. Set of 51 photographs. 1998.
Ho Chuifan Selina, and wenyau, eds. A Documentary of Talkover/Handover. Hong Kong: 1a space, 2007.
Ho Hingkay Oscar. Deconstruct and Edit - Oscar Ho on Curatorship. Hong Kong: MCCM Creations, 2016.
Ho Hingkay Oscar, Hung Hofung, Leung Mantao, and Tung Kaicheung. Museum 97: History Community Individual. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Arts Centre, 1997.
Hong Kong Reincarnated New Lo Ting Archeological Find. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Arts Centre, 1998.
Ledbury, Mark, ed. Fictions of Art History. Williamstown: Clark Art Institute, 2013.
Leung Chiwo Warren. NuNaHeDuo (Dislocation) Vol.13: Travel Photography. Hong Kong: NuNaHeDuo Organization of Hong Kong Contemporary Photography, 1999.
Lo Yinshan. Driving Lantau: Whisper of an Island. Hong Kong: MCCM Creations, 2012.
Mapping Identities: The Art and Curating of Oscar Ho. Hong Kong: Para/Site Art Space, 2004.
“Project Documentation” folder of Project File: Talkover/Handover. Hong Kong: Asia Art Archive, 2007.
Special Collections Room
Staniszewski, Mary Anne. The Power of Display: A History of Exhibition Installations at the Museum of Modern Art. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2001.
Steeds, Lucy, ed. Exhibition. London: Whitechapel Gallery, 2014.
Stimson, Blake, and Robin Kelsey, eds. The Meaning of Photography. Williamstown: Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2008.