1a Space

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Spectral Narrative in Hong Kong

by Robin Peckham
        For its inaugural curatorial residency, 1a Space has invited Steven Lam, New York-based artist, curator, and educator affiliated with with both Cooper Union and the School of Visual Arts, to produce the first of two exhibitions: "Spectral Evidence," which takes as its theoretical foundation the titular odd legal category first utilized in the seventeenth-century Salem witch trials and later picked up in theoretical texts on the Derridean concepts of haunting and the trace and Avery... [more]
Posted by Robin Peckham on 7/31/10

Photographs by Chan, Choy and Wolf

by Robin Peckham
  Curator Carl Cheng positions this group exhibition as an exercise in nostalgia, lamenting the passage of simpler times associated with the mythology of Hong Kong's first generation of public housing projects, now facing demolition in favor of buildings and estates with "better conditions in every measurable way... yet somehow colder and more alienated." At times it seems that the city's institutionally supported galleries, including 1a Space, which receives a significant portion of its... [more]
Posted by Robin Peckham on 6/21/10
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