Archive Of The People | Lee Kai Chung

May 14, 2014 – May 18, 2014
Art Basel Hong Kong
Outside Hall 1, Booth P4

Para Site is proud to present Archive of the People, a commissioned solo presentation by artist Lee Kai Chung (b. 1985, Hong Kong). This showcase is based on Lee’s ongoing research into the construction of Hong Kong history and the associated political challenges. Works such as Open Archives Initiative (2013) and A Meeting Man (2014) question the ambiguous governance of archival materials and the disposal of primary historical sources in Hong Kong. Lee’s wider interests consider individual gestures as forms of political communication and transgression, like in The History of United Front (HMS Tamar) (2013), where he attempted to gift the sculpted characters  “人民” (Citizens) to the Hong Kong headquarters of the People’s Liberation Army, and was (predictably) rejected. 

Archive of the People is curated by Qinyi Lim.

About the artist

Born in 1985, Lee Kai Chung obtained Master of Fine Arts from School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. He received The Award for Young Artist (Visual Arts) of Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2017 from Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Past exhibitions and projects include 12th Shanghai Biennale: Proregress – Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence (2018); Seoul Mediacity Biennale 2018; Artist Making Movement, Asian Art Biennial 2015; Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012, Hong Kong Museum of Art (2011); New Trend 2008, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong; and The Unrealized, Ching Ming Building, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2008).

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