Archive Of The People

Lee Kai Chung

May 14 – May 18, 2014

Art Basel Hong Kong

Outside Hall 1, Booth P4

Para Site is proud to present Archive of the People, a commissioned solo presentation by artist Lee Kai Chung (b. 1985, Hong Kong). This showcase is based on Lee’s ongoing research into the construction of Hong Kong history and the associated political challenges. Works such as Open Archives Initiative  (2013) and the recently completed A Meeting Man  (2014) question the ambiguous governance of archival materials and the disposal of primary historical sources in Hong Kong. Lee’s wider interests consider individual gestures as forms of political communication and transgression, like in The History of United Front (HMS Tamar )  (2013), where he attempted to gift the sculpted characters  “人民” (Citizens) to the Hong Kong headquarters of the People's Liberation Army, and was (predictably)  rejected. Archive of the People is curated by Qinyi Lim.

Born in 1985, Lee Kai Chung is currently a student at the City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media under the Master of Fine Arts programme. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Fine Arts Department. Past exhibitions and projects include Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards 2012, Hong Kong Museum of Art (2011); New Trend 2008, Cattle Depot, Hong Kong; and The Unrealized, Ching Ming Building, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2008).





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