Jul 15, 1998 – Aug 2, 1998
Para/Site Art Space
2 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Reception
Jul 14, 1998
6:00 - 8:00pm

Brett Jones and Sara Stubbs, Gabrielle Jennings, Huang Wen-hao, Chris Heaphy, Yvonne van der Velden, Leung Chi Wo, Ryszard Dabek


An International Exchange Project with West Space, Melbourne, Australia

Transaction was a visual arts exchange project involving eight artists from six different countries. Each artist began by contributing a piece of work. The work was then posted to another artist, who made a work in response to the piece received, and then in turn repackaged and sent it to another artist. Artists were asked to consider the interpretation of their work as it travelled to different parts of the world. Similar to the serial nature of “chain letters”, the project resulted in seven sets of chain art works reeling the global nature of transaction. This project was also included in the programme for the Next Wave Festival 1998 in Melbourne, and exhibited in West Space in May before touring to Hong Kong.

Transaction was an international exchange project based on eight artists from Australia and overseas creating art in response to each other. The project involved the exchange of artworks in the post and dialogue through e-mail. The Transaction catalogue combines images and written material generated from the various communication exchanges between participants.


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



Related event

Jul 18, 1998
3:00 – 5:00pm

Artist Forum


PRESS RELEASE (1998/EX_18/BOX 1/7)

Exhibition catalogue (1998/ex_18/box 3/15)