AAA invites you to participate in a weekly Facebook event guest-hosted by Hong Kong–based artist, curator, art critic, and educator Oscar Ho.

Every Monday in July, there will be a new bilingual post by Oscar Ho on AAA’s Facebook page. Ho will discuss key lines of enquiry he explored as part of the exhibitions he curated, such as cultural identity, social inclusion in the arts, and Hong Kong visual culture. The exhibitions featured are highlights from the Oscar Ho Hing Kay Archive. Ho will share trivia and stories around his concepts and experiences, and will respond to questions in the comment box. He will lead and engage each discussion topic for one week (Monday–Friday), and will move on to the next topic the following week.

Links to Ho’s Facebook posts will be uploaded on this page as well. Please stay tuned.

Image: Photo documentation of <i>Hong Kong Sixties: Designing Identity</i>. Oscar Ho Hing Kay Archive, AAA Collections. Courtesy of Oscar Ho Hing Kay.
Image: Photo documentation of Hong Kong Sixties: Designing Identity. Oscar Ho Hing Kay Archive, AAA Collections. Courtesy of Oscar Ho Hing Kay.

Oscar Ho Hing Kay (b. 1956) is an artist, curator, art critic, and educator. He has held various prominent positions in established arts organisations and higher education institutions in Hong Kong and China since his return from the US in 1984. He is currently the Programme Director of the MA programme in Cultural Management at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He was appointed the Exhibition Director at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the Senior Research Officer at the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong Government, Founding Director of Museum of Contemporary Art in Shanghai, and a member of the Museum Advisory Group for the West Kowloon Cultural District, just to name a few. His curatorial practice and writings advocate for an understanding of art in the broader context of visual culture, as well as art’s accessibility to the public, highlighting its role in the construction of Hong Kong’s cultural identities.

Image: Press conference of <i>In Search of Art</i> (set of five photographs). Oscar Ho Hing Kay Archive, AAA Collections. Courtesy of Oscar Ho Hing Kay.
Image: Press conference of In Search of Art (set of five photographs). Oscar Ho Hing Kay Archive, AAA Collections. Courtesy of Oscar Ho Hing Kay.

Relevant content

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Oscar Ho Hing Kay Archive 何慶基檔案
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Oscar Ho Hing Kay Archive 何慶基檔案

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Shortlist | Hong Kong
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Shortlist | Hong Kong

Recommended readings on the development of contemporary art in Hong Kong

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Lo Ting and Hong Kong Cultural Identity: Part One
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Lo Ting and Hong Kong Cultural Identity: Part One

Oscar Ho reflects on 1990s Hong Kong, the mythological figure Lo Ting, and the stakes of writing art history

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Lo Ting and Hong Kong Cultural Identity: Part Two
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Lo Ting and Hong Kong Cultural Identity: Part Two

Oscar Ho reflects on the conceptualisation, audience reactions, and afterlives of his exhibition about Lo Ting and the ancestral myth of Hong Kongers

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No Respect, No Hierarchy: “We Don’t Know How To Paint!”
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No Respect, No Hierarchy: “We Don’t Know How To Paint!”

Oscar Ho considers more expansive definitions of art, and some provocations around curatorial gatekeeping and authority

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Good Art: “Hong Kong Sixties”
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Good Art: “Hong Kong Sixties”

Oscar Ho reflects on the challenges of curating exhibitions that speak to the distinctiveness and vibrancy of Hong Kong culture

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Back to the Future: Contemporary Art and the Hong Kong Handover
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Back to the Future: Contemporary Art and the Hong Kong Handover

What two Hong Kong exhibitions reveal about the handover, identity, and contemporary art

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On My Way
Ideas | Notes

On My Way

Oscar Ho reflects on art infrastructure and curatorial management in Hong Kong and Shanghai

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Hong Kong: A Curatorial Journey for an Identity
Ideas | Essays

Hong Kong: A Curatorial Journey for an Identity

Oscar Ho narrates his shift from seeking a distinctive cultural identity for Hong Kong, to working to dismantle this very concept

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Deconstruct and Edit: Oscar Ho on the Art of Curating
Artist Monograph

Deconstruct and Edit: Oscar Ho on the Art of Curating

拆拆剪剪 - 何慶基展覽策劃故事
HO Hingkay Oscar, 何慶基
2016

Art Criticism for the People: News Clippings Collectino of Oscar Ho Hing-kay 1980–90s
Art Criticism for the People: News Clippings Collection of Oscar Ho Hing-kay 1980–90s
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Art Criticism for the People: News Clippings Collection of Oscar Ho Hing-kay 1980–90s

不離地藝評:何慶基剪報集(一九八〇—一九九〇年代)
HO Hingkay Oscar, 何慶基

Mapping Identities: The Art and Curating of Oscar Ho
Mapping Identities: The Art and Curating of Oscar Ho
Artist Monograph

Mapping Identities: The Art and Curating of Oscar Ho

身份何在:何慶基的策展工作及藝術
2004

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