Flea Market: An Exhibition of Paintings and Crafts by Lui Chun Kwong

Feb 15, 2000 – Feb 25, 2000
Para/Site Art Space
2 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Reception
Feb 15, 2000
6:00 - 8:00pm

Lui Chun Kwong


Lui Chun Kwong’s latest series of minimalist paintings are exhibited together with some of his hobby craftworks. In order to lead the visitors into Lui’s world of painting, handmade wooden chairs and stools are also brought from his house, turning Para Site into ‘Lui‘s Household’, presenting a normal domestic environment. Visitors are also customers, they are free to browse and buy, criticize and bargain on the lower-quality ‘goods’, as if being in a flea market.

The exhibition is not only an introduction of Lui’s creative space to the visitors, and to juxtapose these direct or indirect elements related to his paintings, but it is also a display of the multiple sources of inspiration for Lui’s practice. With the rapid advancement of electronic technology, where virtual communications are frequent and complex, the way of conveying emotions changed from simple physical contact to distant virtual conversations. Lui is not used to this new reality, instead, he continues with his systematic and continuous practice, where he carefully handcrafts his works. Perhaps what Lui truly needs is a hug for a simple exchange of emotion.


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.



PRESS RELEASE AND ARTISTS BIO (2000/EX_2/BOX 1/2, 2000/EX_2/BOX 1/3, 2000/EX_2/BOX 1/4)

artwork price list (2000/ex_2/box 1/7)