Local Accent — 12 artists from Hong Kong

Dec 27, 2003 – Jan 15, 2004
Pickled Art Centre
1 Feijia Cun, Laiguangying Donglu
Chaoyang District

Chan Yuk Keung, Ching Chin Wai, Ho Siu Kee, Warren Leung Chi Wo, Tim Li, Phoebe Man Ching Ying, Wilson Shieh Ka Ho, Sin Yuen, Kith Tsang Tak Ping, Sara Wong Chi Hang, Kacey Wong, Fiona Wong Lai Ching


The art exhibition Local Accent – 12 artists from Hong Kong is held at the Pickled Art Centre in Beijing.

The works exhibited represent the vast spectrum of Hong Kong artistic talents working in various mediums, ranging from contemporary interpretation of the traditional gongbi portraits to site-specific installations tailor-made for the venue. Interests in the transformation of the mode of everyday life and living experiences are commonly shared among artists. By giving the exhibition the title ‘Local Accent’, the artists from Hong Kong attempt to provoke a dimension of intra-ethnic difference in Chinese Art (as a reaction to the political/cultural center-periphery model between the Beijing-Hong Kong axis), and thus redirect the public’s understanding of ‘Hong Kong Art’ beyond previously cliche generalizations. The exhibition attempt to present the individual artists and enhance understanding between art circles in different Chinese communities, in order to demystify the ‘stereotypes’ prevalent in Hong Kong Art.

This exhibition is organized by Para Site Art Space of Hong Kong , co-organized by Pickled Art Centre, and 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.



exhibition catalogue (2003/ex_17/box 5/1)