With his forward-looking vision of photographic art, Joseph Fung Hon Kee has been a key figure in the contemporary art world of Hong Kong and Mainland China.
For nearly five decades, Fung has served in multiple roles: photographer, educator, writer, and curator, continually demonstrating impeccable skills and versatility.
This exhibition “Time/Space: Brief as Photos — Dialogue between Joseph Fung and his Contemporaries” is a selection of his iconic works from the 1980s to the present. It is divided into four sections that trace the chronology of his creative path:
Ⅰ China, My China
Ⅱ Chicago Years
Ⅲ Avant-Garde Vision
The exhibition explores and spotlights Fung’s prolific artistic practice which spans social documentary photography, new documentary photography, conceptual photography, manipulated or para-photography, performative portraitures, digital imaging and photo-installation.
Ten prominent visual artists have been invited to provide responding works and video interviews in parallel with the stages of Fung’s artistic practice; the dialogue sheds light on the development of Hong Kong contemporary photography over the past 40 years.
Curator: Blues Wong Kai Yu
Artists: Joseph Fung Hon Kee, Gu Zeng, Alfred Ko Chi Keung, Lau Ching Ping, Lau Pok Chi, Lau Wai, Leong Ka Tai, Man Lim Chung, Dustin Shum Wan Yat, Wong Suk Ki, Wong Wo Bik
Co-presenter: Hong Kong Internaltional Photo Festival, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Development Council