A room with a view explores vanishing spaces in Hong Kong through the lenses of six female photographers. Spanning photography, video and installation, the works present the photographers’ personal experiences and memories of these spaces.

The exhibition takes as its point of departure Ackbar Abbas’s text ‘Hong Kong: Culture and the politics of disappearance‘ (1997), in which he describes how buildings and spaces in Hong Kong have come to signify what no longer exists. Highlighting shifts of symbolism and power, the works show the impact of politics and urban regeneration on the physical and psychological landscape of the city. In documenting these spaces and the ways in which they have changed over time, the exhibition creates a psychogeography of Hong Kong across generations.

Posted under    

Curated by
Carol Chow Pui Ha, Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Exhibiting Artists
Law Yuk-Mui
Joe Yiu Miu Lai
Lam Wai Kit
Yvonne Lo Yuen Man
Lau Wai
Wong Wo-Bik

Exhibition Tour by Carol Chow Pui-Ha, Lau Wai and Yvonne Lo Yuen Man
20 Aug, 4pm to 5pm
Free. Registration required here.

Space, memory and Hong Kong identity via the lens of six female Hong Kong artists:
A session with Carol Chow Pui-Ha, Lau Wai and Yvonne Lo Yuen Man 

20 Aug, 5:30pm to 7pm
Free. Registration required here.