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
Lam Wai Kit 林慧潔 (b. 1966, Hong Kong) works with photography and video. Her works often use combinations of images, video and text to question notions of place, self and photography. Solo exhibitions include Where is the Paradise?, Centre d’Art i Creació de Ses Voltes (CAC Ses Voltes), Palma, Mallorca, Spain (2016); Artists in the Neighborhood Scheme IV: Unknown, Hong Kong Film Archive and Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre, Hong Kong (2009); and The Other, Shanghai Street Artspace, Hong Kong (2002). She has participated in group exhibitions, including Light | Umbrella | Shadow, Auckland Festival of Photography (2015); Destination Berlin, 1a Space, Hong Kong (2012); Women’s Work, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong (2008); Video Art in the Age of the Internet, Chelsea Art Museum, New York (2007); and The 8th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (IFVA) (2003).

Lam Wai Kit was awarded a BA (Hons) Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London in 1996, and a Master of Fine Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003. Her work has been acquired by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.