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A Defiant City: 239 sketches of Hong Kong’s mass protest movement 2019-20
A Defiant City: 239 sketches of Hong Kong’s mass protest movement 2019-20

Ebooks published 電子書出版 (January 2022)

Three Amazon ebooks by Fong So now available. 數碼版書籍三本,現已有售。

(1) A Defiant City: 239 sketches of Hong Kong’s mass protest movement 2019-20 抗命之城
      Printed book: Fong & Yeung Studio, December 2020 [Please contact Fong & Yeung Studio (fong@fong-yeung.com) for the availability of the printed book]
      Ebook: Amazon Kindle edition, December 2021

https://www.amazon.com/Defiant-City-sketches-protest-movement-ebook/dp/B09NC1Y347/ref=sr_1_1?crid=AUJVC8L34Q3F&keywords=a+defiant+city&qid=1641148939&sprefix=a+defiant+%2Caps%2C213&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09NC1Y347/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=3U2C8MU1C43IC&keywords=A%20Defiant%20City&qid=1639077987&s=books&sprefix=a%20defiant%20city%20%2Caps%2C391&sr=1-1&fbclid=IwAR198WDWACBu79KPOEisx57pmNvivIUuo5cV1VMw6dtKnYTz5qJKvAjyU6s

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Media Reports:
Hong Kong Free Press (04/03/2021)
Protest sketches by local artist not distributed in Hong Kong over security law fears

Apple Daily, Taiwan 台灣蘋果日報 (14/03/2021)
【微視蘋】畫作寫史、畫筆如刀 方蘇《抗命之城》描繪香港民主之淚

[A special note: Founded by Jimmy Lai in June 1995, Apple Daily was a newspaper published in Hong Kong. It was forced to cease operation in June 2021, as a result of a crackdown by the Hong Kong SAR government, including the freezing of its assets and the arrest of its founder and senior editors/writers. Shortly after that, the sister publication of Apple Daily in Taiwan only kept its online operation.]

HK-CNews 香港衆新聞 (28/02/2021)
A Defiant City
抗命之城

[A special note: On 2 January 2022, Citizen News, an independent Hong Kong news outlet, announced that “the worsening of the media environment” had made it impossible to go on without worry and that it would cease operation on 4 January. The announcement was made just a few days after the Hong Kong SAR government’s crackdown on Stand News, another independent online outlet.]

(2) Umbrella Sketches (Revised Edition) 雨傘速寫 A sister publication of A Defiant City
     
A first hand impression of the HK Umbrella Movement 2014
      Printed book: Fong & Yeung Studio, December 2014
      Ebook: 
Amazon Kindle edition 2015, revised edition December 2021

https://www.amazon.com/Umbrella-Sketches-Revised-impression-Movement-ebook/dp/B09N7KCT8P/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3MW9WRCXW0IDS&keywords=umbrella+sketches+%28revised+edition%29&qid=1644853910&s=books&sprefix=umbrella+sketches+revised+edition+%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C157&sr=1-1

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Umbrella-Sketches-Revised-impression-Movement-ebook/dp/B09N7KCT8P/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=umbrella%20sketches&qid=1639395785&s=books&sr=1-2&fbclid=IwAR0OaqdZF13Gm6YN0ug6EwRDZhGT4WDDEsWjqIRtYYxgrO3C_dZECRy5sYU

(3) The World after 1989 / 1989年後世事掠影
       Printed catalogue: Fong & Yeung Studio, December 2018
       E-catalogue: Amazon Kindle edition, January 2022

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09PKBN5QL/ref=sr_1_5?crid=3LVTZYTUIEG4L&keywords=the%20world%20after%201989%20book&qid=1641149276&sprefix=the%20world%20after%201989%2Caps%2C203&sr=8-5&fbclid=IwAR3Tc4BzhLOvOUUYtDeoJhzylbdkYGhECCj1lJznYgJ0Lq_mt9MJ8xcLPJ4

https://www.amazon.co.uk/World-after-1989-Paintings-woodcut-ebook/dp/B09PKBN5QL/ref=sr_1_1?crid=20V156BLVTWNJ&keywords=the+world+after+1989&qid=1644854152&sprefix=the+world+after+1989%2Caps%2C195&sr=8-1

An exhibition catalogue prepared for exhibitions yet to come. Printed version published in December 2018. Ebook launched in January 2022.
展覽未定,目錄先出。印刷版於201812月成書,電子版於20221月上架。

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Pandemic pieces 大疫小輯 (December 2021)

A disrupted series: Shortly after the 2003 SARS outbreak, Fong So launched an art exhibition, City Life II: Hong Kong & Beyond, with his studio partner Hark Yeung. In this exhibition of Yeung’s photographs and Fong’s paintings and prints, a small series of paintings, Hong Kong 2003, was included. The works grouped into this series were described as “dark paintings” when they were shown. In March 2020, after the World Heath Organization had finally declared the global outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) a pandemic, Fong tried to make another “dark” series. However, within three months, his new project was disrupted. Only several woodcuts were made and nearly all of them were about the coronavirus pandemic. (See Pandemic woodcuts in Portfolios)

中斷的系列2003年沙士疫症爆發之後,楊方創作室兩個合夥人辦了一個展覽,展出黑楊的攝影作品及方蘇的繪畫和版畫。方蘇的展品中有一個單元,名為香港2003,被認為是黑畫」。2020年,新冠病毒疫症蔓延全球,世界衛生組織終於在3月宣佈疫情為大流行。與此同時,方蘇也打算製作另一批黑畫」。可是,他這個計劃動工才不到三個月就告中斷,未再延續,完成的製品只得幾張木刻版畫。
(作品集大疫小輯)