A room with a view explores the aesthetics of disappearance through the lenses of six female artists based in Hong Kong. Curated by Carol Chow Pui Ha, a researcher and lecturer at the School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong, the exhibition takes as its point of departure Ackbar Abbas’ 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. Spanning photography, video and installation, the works capture and reconstruct vanishing identities and spaces.

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.


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About the Artist
Joe Yiu Miu Lai 姚妙麗 (b.1978, Hong Kong) uses photography and video to connect and document urban sites in Hong Kong. She is a member of Community Museum Project and ikai.org. Recent group exhibitions include It Takes Four sorts: Cross-Strait-Four-Regions Artistic Exchange Project, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Old Court Building, Macau, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong, and He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen (2012); and Sparkle! Art For the Future, Oi!, Hong Kong (2013–2014).

Curated projects include Look at My Home, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (2014); and From Trash to Treasure, Hong Kong International Airport (2011). Joe Yiu Miu Lai obtained a BA in Art & Design in Education from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2009, and a Master of Arts in Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2011. Her work has been acquired by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.