Hong Kong Art: Culture and Decolonization (Envisioning Asia)

Hong Kong Art: Culture and Decolonization (Envisioning Asia)
Library Shelf Location 15.HKCL
Publication Date Nov 2001
Description This volume offers an account of recent and current art made in Hong Kong in the years leading up to the handover of British sovereignty to China in 1997. This process differed from many other experiences of the post-colonial elsewhere in the world in that it did not end in independence but in absorption into a much larger entity with an entirely different political system. Until now, the cultural aspects of this transition have not been given the attention they deserve, apart perhaps from the analysis of film. The author addresses this by considering a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, video and installation, as well as other kinds of visual production such as architecture, fashion, graphic design and graffiti. He shows how the approach of the handover heightened a sense of local identity, and how this found expression in the politicized art that became common at the time.
ISBN 9781861891129
Quantity 1
Pages 224 Pages
Author David Clarke
Format Paperback
Publisher Reaktion Books Ltd, London
Category Art from a specific country
Related City/Region Hong Kong
Related Country/Global Region China
Language English

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