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Curated by Committee

by Robin Peckham
The Hong Kong Biennial, a name many in the local are scene are loathe to voice, fortuitously changed its name recently to the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards, announcing its set of "winning" works from a pool of over two thousand works selected with much red tape and gnashing of teeth by a committee appointed by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The jurors for this year consisted of several notable mainland Chinese critics, specializing mostly in traditional painting, alongside cultural experts of the government department also responsible for public pool maintenance. Te... [more]
Posted by Robin Peckham on 7/5/10
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No Entrance Fee

by Robin Peckham
Pak Sheung Chuen, who represented Hong Kong at the last Venice Biennale in a well-received solo exhibition, has discovered an unlikely but shockingly effective method for dealing with the lack of institutional support for contemporary practice in Hong Kong. Invited to present a "response exhibition" at the Hong Kong Museum of Art in the wake of a similar project organized by his gallery, Vitamin Creative Space, at the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou, Pak was then informed that there would be no support available; from curatorial work to production fees, he was to execute the entire show... [more]
Posted by Robin Peckham on 6/14/10