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An Online Show 網上展出HKSAR: 20 Years On

It was 2007, exactly 10 years ago, that I launched an exhibition at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club, Hong Kong, to mark the 10th Handover Anniversary of Hong Kong. It was an art exhibition totally unrelated to any official events of the handover anniversary. The exhibition “HKSAR: 10 Years On”, as noted by some friends, was an imagery summary of the decade from 1997 to 2007. Some 30 pieces of artworks were prepared, but the small venue (the FCC bar) could only accommodate less than half.


Early this year (2017), I was asked if I would do a sequel to mark the 20th Handover Anniversary. My answer was “yes” and “no” – “yes”, if an exhibition venue is available; “no”, as it is not easy to solicit support to finance an exhibition project.


When I embarked on the “10 Years On” project, Hong Kong was then still undergoing a relatively less speedy process of transition after the 1997 Handover. However, after that, what has happened in Hong Kong since 2007 has been much more acute and drastic than the changes in the first decade of the SAR (Special Administrative Region). For the “10 Years On” project, the title of my catalogue notes for the exhibition is “I have something to say”. And now, if I do a sequel named “HKSAR: 20 Years On”, I will surely write that “I have a lot more to say”.


Instead of launching a sequel exhibition, I think another alternative for me is to put the show online at an opportune time.


(Fong So, June 2017)
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特區廿年

整整十年前,正值香港移交十年期間,我在香港外國記者會開了個展覽,題為「特區十年」。那是個另類展覽,與任何官方慶祝回歸的活動毫無關連,朋輩將之評為1997至2007那十年事態的圖像撮錄。我為那次展覽預備了30件展品,但展場的空間(外國記者會的酒吧)只容得下半數。
今年(2017)初,有人問我會不會搞個移交廿年展作為續集,我的答案是两者皆可:如果有展場就搞;但如果籌不到經費就只好作罷了。

搞十年展的時候,香港那十年的過渡仍不算太急劇,但2007之後第二個十年的轉變則來得遠比頭十年迅猛和紛繁。十年展的畫册,我寫的札記標題為「我有話要說」。到今時今日,如果來個廿年展,札記標題應是「我有更多話要說」。

雖然未有場地及經費搞個廿年展,但如今這個續集能在網上應時推出,也算是有所交代吧。

(方蘇,2017年6月)

A total of 37 artworks are included in this sequel, of which some 9 pieces are from the “10 Years On” series; 9 more from my earlier oeuvres; and most of the rest are selected from my new series “The 25 Years of the World after 1989” (completed in 2016).

作為續集,這次選錄的畫作共計37件,其中9件是「特區十年」的作品,9件來自更早的系列(也列入「特區十年」的畫册),其餘則多數選自2012至16年完成的新系列「1989以來的廿五年世事」。

All
71 七一
Apprentice Monks 童僧
Calla Lily 馬蹄蓮
Cats 貓
City Life 城市生活
Comics 漫畫
HKSAR: 10 Years On 特區十年
HKSAR: 20 Years On 特區廿年
Hong Kong 2003 ‧ 香港 2003
Magic City 奇幻都會
Miscellaneous 其他
My Family and My City 我家我城
Prints 版畫
Self-portraits 自畫像
Sketches 速寫
The Centenary of China's 1911 Revolution 辛亥百年現代路
The World in the 25 Years after 1989 ‧ 1989以來的廿五年世事
The Young Ones 下一代