Mission/Vision: an artistic dialogue with religion

Oct 5, 2001 – Oct 21, 2001
Para/Site Art Space
2 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Reception
Oct 5, 2001
6:00 - 8:00pm

Tozer Pak Sheung Chuen, Ko Man Ho, Evelyna Yee Woo Liang, Chan Kai Yin


Religious art is dead?

From the medieval cathedrals, paintings, and sculptures of Renaissance to the Dunhuang grottos and mural paintings in various Chinese tombs and temples, religion had been a most generous patron of art. Religious subject matters have always been legitimate as accomplished in the myriad of masterpieces in the history of art.

Although, we have an impression of religious art as cultural artifacts of a glorious past, why does it seem so detached from contemporary art? Would it be that most artists nowadays are faithless? Or, is there a lack of contemporary vocabulary for expressing religious ideas in art besides conventional symbolism?

All four participating artists are either Christians or Buddhists. As contemporary artists, they employ diverse artistic languages. Nevertheless, their share of religious experience provides a common platform to view their work and to investigate the contemporaneity of ‘religious art’.

This exhibition is curated by Anthony Leung Po Shan and Chan Kai Yin and is supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.


More materials are available to view on site at Para Site. 

Click here to see a full inventory of all archive materials and contact us at archive@para-site.art for enquiries, to request an appointment to view materials, and for archival materials donations.


The Archive Project is financially supported by the Project Grant of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.



related event

Oct 20, 2001
3:00- 5:00pm

Gallery Talk
Moderator: Debbie Lo

PRESS RELEASE (2001/EX_14/BOX 1/2, 2001/EX_14/BOX 1/10)


Exhibition catalogue (2001/ex_14/box 20/15)

video documentation (2001/ex_14/box 23/18)