that provides space for young upcoming galleries as well as selected art institutions and one selected exhibition.
In 2008,is invited to curate an exhibition about art spaces in Asia.
brings together 12 key spaces that has a significant impact within their country or region in the previous years not only through staging important local and international exhibitions as well as being the principal facilitator of information and knowledge. Due to the limited amount of state founded museums outside of , it is mainly the non-profit or independent spaces that take up the important role to produce, exhibit and communicate the most challenging contemporary art. Since the turn of the century, supported by several conferences in as well as the , an informal network was established that connects these places and the associated artists, curators and administrators. The 12 participating institutions are chosen from our subjective point of view here in Hong Kong not to outline a definitive list, but to bring together some examples of differences and similarities of these spaces.
Hong Kong artist and founding member ofis given the task to visit the participating institutions, take two documentary photographs, gather inside information in form of an interview as well as bring back a video selected by the art space to be shown in Cologne. For more information on artistic practice please visit his website
More materials are available to view on site at Para Site.
The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.