Constructed Reality: Conceptual Photography from Beijing

Jun 8, 2001 – Jun 30, 2001
Para/Site Art Space
2 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Reception
Jun 15, 2001
6:00 - 8:00pm
Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Wang Jinsong, Wang Qingsong, Hai Bo, Li Wei, Ma Liuming, Cui Xiuwen, Hong Hao, Xue Li, Liu Jin, Cang Xin


Photography is the image reproduction of optics. It records and represents the reality in the eyes of photographers, and also freezes the chosen time and space. The choice always provides the possibility of constructing reality in a conceptual level. This exhibition collects the works of ten Beijing contemporary photo-artists, in which ‘reality’ is personally interpreted through the different cutting point of body, society, culture as well as history.

Apart from the exhibition in the Hong Kong Arts Centre, there are small-scale artworks, videos, photographs and catalogues recording contemporary art activities in China exhibited in Para Site.

The exhibition is co-presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre and Para Site, curated by Zhang Fang (Beijing) and Ho Siu Kee (Hong Kong). Para Site Art Space is supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.


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

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



press release (2001/ex_9/box 1/3)

Exhibition catalogue (2001/ex_9/box 3/33)

exhibition documentation (2001/ex_9/box 1/25)

video documentation (2001/ex_9/box 23/36)