Five years after its move to the present Sheung Wan premise, Para Site has become well-known in the Po Yan Street neighbourhood and within the contemporary art scene—both local and international. Since 1996 over 300 artists from 17 different countries have exhibited in 76 exhibitions at Para Site. More than 45 publications, including issues of PS magazine, have been published. In 2002 Para Site was also invited to participate as a collective in the renowned Gwangju Biennale of international contemporary art held in Korea from March 29th to June 29th.
On Friday, June 21st 2001 a special party was held at Para Site to celebrate its 6th anniversary and to launch its four latest publications: Para Site 1996-2000, Space Traffic: Artist-Run Spaces Beyond the Local Context, May Fung: Everything Starts from “Here” and Mini-Solo: Young Artists Series. Para Site’s Gold Patronwill be the guest-of-honour at this special occasion. Admission is by invitation only.
Para Site 1996-2000
Chinese and English, 160mm x 210mm, 232 pages, full colour, $150 (ISBN 962-86568-2-1)
Complete documentation of Para Site’s activities from 1996 to 2000 with an appendix of publications. Special essays by,
Space Traffic: Artist-run Spaces Beyond a Local Context
Chinese and English, 148mm x 210mm, 168 pages, $100 (ISBN 0-9585553-6-2)
A collection of papers presented by some 20 representatives of art spaces from 12 different cities worldwide plus commentaries by local and international critics.
: Everything starts from “Here”
Chinese and English, 148mm x 210mm, 96 pages (16 full-colour pages), $80 (ISBN 962-86568-4-8)
Monograph of Hong Kong video art pioneer; seminal essay by local academic . The first publication of a new research-based exhibition series of Hong Kong artists of the 1980s.
Mini-Solo: Young Artists Series
Chinese and English, 148mm x 210mm, 40 pages (16 full-colour pages), $30 (ISBN 962-86568-3-X)
A conclusive catalogue of a series of local young artists’ solo exhibitions held from November 2000 to April 2001 held at Para Site Central, a mini-exhibition space ‘hosted’ by Hanart TZ Gallery. Members of Para Site’s Art Criticism Class reviewed all exhibitions as part of Para Site’s practice of encouraging writing on art.
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.