Through William Lim's extensive private collection of works of Hong Kong artists, this publication provides an insight into the developments evolving in the art scene of Hong Kong.

'William Lim discovered his love for art at an early age. A decade ago he began collecting systematically, concentrating on works by emerging contemporary artists from Hong Kong. Lim consistently follows a strategy of challenging his own boundaries on what is considered collectable, questioning the role of a private collector in response to the artists’ creativity and as a bridge to society. Meanwhile, the successful architect also works as an artist and has enriched his hometown by several large-scale, poetic installations.

Lim’s private collection, which he also opened up to the public during Art Basel Hong Kong, is now considered one of the city’s cultural highlights. This publication provides insight into a brilliant multimedia collection and acquaints the reader with innovative works by a young generation of Hong Kong-based contemporary artists.' - from back cover.

Includes documentations of roundtable discussions among various Hong Kong artists, curators, and collectors at Lim's studio in Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong.

With collector's notes on each artist by William Lim and biographies of artists. Please note that only artists of Asian origin or those who are based in Asia are indexed.

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Living Collection

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William LIM, 林偉而

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About William Lim's Living Collection - Christoph NOE
Remains of a Picnic - Birgit DONKER
The Scholars and the No Colours - William LIM, 林偉而
From Nowhere to Somewhere - William LIM, 林偉而
The Scent of an Artist - HU Fang, 胡昉
The True Colours - Yung MA, 馬容元
Fast Forward - Amy WOOD, 木安美
Future Perfect? - Fionnuala McHUGH
The No Colors: William Lim
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The No Colors: William Lim