HKSAR: 10 Years On 特區十年

HKSAR: 10 Years On 特區十年

HKSAR: 10 Years On
In 2007, during Hong Kong’s handover anniversary, Fong So launched an art exhibition at the Foreign Correspondents』 Club, Hong Kong. The exhibition, “HKSAR: 10 Years On”, was an imagery summary of the decade from 1997 to 2007 by a journalist-turned artist. It was also an art exhibition different and totally unrelated to any official event of the handover anniversary.

特區十年
在2007年香港移交十年之際,方蘇在香港的外國記者會舉辦了一個獨特的畫展,名為「特區十年」。他曾經從事新聞工作多年,因而以特殊的觸角,用圖像撮錄了1997至2007那十年的事態。那次展覽與任何官方慶祝回歸的活動毫無關連,内容也完全不同。

“By virtue of his choice of objects of socio-political concerns and realistic style, Fong So may be the only painter attempting a gaze on, and engaging in the imaging of the messy phenomenon unique of Hong Kong.”
— Hung Ching Tin, architect of Hongkongology (Catalogue essay “A Gaze on Hong Kong’s Messy Phenomenon”, 2007)

「這次『特區十年』的系列,他較多集體群像,但都是社會、政治和人文關懷,充滿香港的泥土氣息,直通香港一百五十年的文化意識、知識和意義、精神和靈魂。」
— 洪清田‧「香港學」建構者 (目錄專文《香港人文城市的泥土氣息》‧2007)