STORIES OF HONG KONG ARTISTS – INTERVIEW MANUSCRIPTS FROM 1998 – ARI Remix Living Archives International Collaborations 2011 – 2022
It has been an absolute pleasure here at ARI Remix during the last 12 months and working alongside Art Asia Pacific to add a selection of artist ephemera to enhance Hiram To’s artist interview, thanks to so many for kindly sharing their artist archives and in particular to Helen Lai who so graciously assisted with access to Hiram’s artist documentation and slide archives for many of the artist-run psace events he participated in while living in Brisbane during the 1980s and 1990s before relocating to live and work in Hong Kong in 1994.
Stories of Hong Kong Artists—Interview Manuscripts from 1998 (traditional Chinese edition)
What was the art world like in Hong Kong before the arrival of the art fairs and M+?
These 26 artist interviews, quietly preserved on a hard drive for twenty years, record not only the individual development of the featured artists but also the collective anxiety around the handover of Hong Kong from Britain to China in 1997, thoughts on the Tiananmen Incident, migration, the overseas pursuit of art, the everyday struggle to be an artist in an extreme pragmatic society, and all sorts of dilemma that are unimaginable in the booming art scene of today.
Unpretentiously written by Hong Kong artist Leung Chi Wo in 1998, the book is also an account of a young artist searching for the meaning of being an artist, and is perhaps a prequel to Leung’s 2012 video installation Untitled (Words about Memory but Not Exactly) about fragments of local art history.
286 pages, 146 illustrations including 31 in full colours, 17 × 23 cm, paperback, published by ArtAsiaPacific and supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
梁志和 著 梁寶山 編
286頁，插圖146幅 (31幅彩色)，17 x 23厘米，平裝。
ArtAsiaPacific 亞太藝術 出版