Space, Memory and Hong Kong Identity via the Lenses of Six Female Hong Kong Artists
Carol Chow Pui Ha, Lau Wai, Law Yuk-Mui and Yvonne Lo Yuen Man
Join curator Carol Chow Pui-Ha and artists Lau Wai and Yvonne Lo Yuen Man for a presentation and discussion on A room with a view.
In the session Chow highlights the role of photography in documenting the legacy of political and cultural events in Hong Kong, such as the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong from the United Kingdom to China in 1997, and economic and urban regeneration. Artists Lau Wai and Yvonne Lo Yuen Man also share their perspectives on these issues as female photographers, as well as different concepts of space and memory in their work.
About the Exhibition
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.