THIS IS HONG KONG

NEWSText: mariko takei


Kingsley Ng Record : Light / 3’06″ / 2008

Para/Site Art Space presents the international tour of This Is Hong Kong, a video exhibition that includes 15 of the best Hong Kong contemporary artists.

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This Is Hong Kong is a videoprogramme that presents a selection of artists from Hong Kong which reflects on the idea of politics, history, architecture, postcolonial issues and daily life in this territory. Moving image has been one of the areas favored with an intense research in the creative practice of the Hong Kong art scene, and marks a stark difference with that of mainland China, reflecting on differences in cultural background and academic training. This Is Hong Kong presents a unique visual picture of what is Hong Kong now, through an analysis from video, providing a fresh snapshot of development of the territory after postcolonial devolution in 1997.

After successfully being shown in LOOP Festival in Barcelona (Spain), the exhibition is touring to Seoul (Korea). This Is Hong Kong will be shown in LOOP Alternative Space from July 4 to August 24. This international tour will continue in Hamburg’s Subvision Festival, and Chalk Horse Art Center (Sydney, Australia) later this year.

This Is Hong Kong
Date: July 4th – August 24th, 2009
Open: 11:00-20:00
Place: Alternative Space Loop
Address: 335-11 Seokyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, 120-210
Tel: +82 2 3141 1377
http://www.galleryloop.com
http://www.para-site.org.hk

Text: mariko takei

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