The eyes can’t see the back of the head?

Aug 26, 1998 – Sep 6, 1998
Para/Site Art Space
2 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan
Opening Reception
Aug 25, 1998

Esther Liu


Painting Installation

“What we see is what we experience. What we experience is not what we want”. Using painting, Esther Liu sought to illustrate and visualise this statement in an interaction with space. Images, figurative and non-figurative, were painted directly onto the wall, with a site-specific painting making its appearance, and then disappearing again.


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


Press release (1998/ex_22/box 1/1)