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"2008-09 Visual Arts Thematic Exhibition - Imaging Hong Kong – Contemporary Photography"
2008-12-20 until 2009-01-17
Edge Gallery
Hong Kong, , HK Hong Kong

The versatility of photography in our daily lives will further enhance within the Hi-Definition television broadcast; there is a propensity for us to freeze-frame hyper sharp video as single photographs, paying attention to image details apart from the script delivered. These subconscious activities leading to better connoisseurship of still photographic image will rekindle the recent stagnated development of Art Photography in Hong Kong. It is vital to acknowledge the history of this specific art practice before embrace ourselves into the upcoming era.

“Imaging Hong Kong: Contemporary Photography Exhibition” offers a clear picture of Hong Kong Art Photography development. With over 40 photographers and 150 works about our city since the middle of last century, it includes various aspects of photography from social documentary, photo-journalism, portraitures, conceptual art, photo installation to the mixed and new media. Thematic explorations of Hong Kong from past 60 years in the areas of urban renewal, poor people from old regions, snap shooting, consumerism, politics and subjective photography are categorized and addressed. This exhibition highlights the artistic imagination of Hong Kong from selected calibers; it is hoped the exhibits will enlighten the public’s interest to our social environment and encourage their passion to photographic practices or appreciation in the near future.

Visual Arts Thematic Exhibition 08/09 Project

“Imaging Hong Kong- Contemporary Photography Exhibition” is the third exhibition project of the “Visual Arts Thematic Exhibition Project” series, which is co-presented by PH5 Photo Group, Edge Architects, Hong Kong Press Photographers Association and The Photocrafters. “Visual Arts Thematic Exhibition Project” is a large-scale visual arts activity presented by Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Leisure and Cultural Department. The project consisting of 6 thematic visual arts exhibitions, including 3D(Ceramics, Sculpture, Installation), Chinese Calligraphy, Photography & New Media, Chinese Painting and Western Arts-2D, with an aim to showcase representative works of local artists in recent years. The Council invited proposals since the early 2007 and the project started in October 2007 with “HarmoNow” 3D & Installation Art Exhibition arranged by Artists Commune Limited, then followed with “The Harmonization of Philosophical ways and Calligraphy- Exhibition of Chinese Calligraphy and Seal-Engraving by Contemporary Artists” co-presented by the Jiazi Society of Calligraphy in December 2007. The forth exhibition project- “Hong Kong˙Water˙Ink˙Colour- Exhibition of Chinese Paintings 2009” will be launched in January 2009 at Hong Kong Central Library 1-5 Galleries.

Presenters: Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Leisure and Cultural Services Department

Co-presenter: pH5 Photo Group

Cooperated with: EDGE Architects, Hong Kong Press Photographers Association, The Photocrafters

Venue Sponsor: Sino Group’s Art in Hong Kong, EDGE Gallery

Publicity Sponsor: Sino Group’s Art in Hong Kong

Opening Reception: 20 December, 2008 (Sat) 2:30pm

Date (1st Exhibition): 20 December - 30 December, 2008

Venue: Hong Kong Central Library Exhibition Gallery 1-5

66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Date (2nd Exhibition): 4 January - 17 January, 2008

Venue: Central Plaza 1/F Lobby

18 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Venue: OC Gallery

G/F, Olympian City 1, 11 Hoi Fai Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

Venue: EDGE Gallery

G/F 60C Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Symposium: 20 December, 2008 (Sat) 10am-1pm

Venue: Activity Room1, Hong Kong Central Library


Gavin Au Ka Yiu, Chak Kam Man, Chak Wai Leung, Chan Shiu Man, Enoch Cheung, Leo Cheng, Luke Ching, John Choy, Almond Chu, Chu Kwok Ming, Evangelo Costadimas, John Fung, Simon Go, South Ho, Alexis Ip, Alfed Ko, Lai Lon Hin, Lau Ching Ping, Leong Ka Tai, Leung Bor, Lei Jih Sheng, Ivy Ma, Mak Fung, Ng Sai Kit, Bobby Sham, Dustin Shum, So Hing Keung, Gretchen So, Ringo Tang, Claude Tsang Ka Kit, Kith Tsang, Ducky Chi Tak, Galen Tse, Tse Ming Chong, Tse Pak Chai, Simon Wan, Wan Lai Ching, Michael Wolf, Wong Kan Tai, Ki Wong, Vincent Yu

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