IN-BETWEEN : International Conference-Exhibit on Independent Art Space - Hong Kong- November 2001

This conference was organized by 1aspacefrom from 17/11/2001 to 18/11/2001 in Hong Kong.

More than 20 art organizations from 15 cities delivered a series of presentation. Artistic direction, mode of operation and funding resources were discussed from a perspective of artworkers.

To know more about this conference,please contact : 1aspace
Unit 14, Block C, Former Cattle Depot Artist Village
63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
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The Independent Wedge: A Brief History of Alternative Exhibition Spaces in the United States with Case Studies from New York City

By : Betti-Sue Hertz, Curator of Contemporary Art, San Diego Museum of Art Summary: This presentation will give a historical perspective of alternative exhibition spaces in the United States with a focus on New York City, beginning with the emergence of the concept of the alternative space in the early 1970s through the 1990s. Throughout the presentation I will insert case studies using slides of exhibitions, as well as descriptions of specific organizations’ missions and practices. Some (...)

The Two Phases of Independent Art Space Development in Hong Kong

by CHEUNG Mei, Crystal LAI Project Researchers It has been 30 years since the first community art organization started in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Arts Festival will be celebrating the 30th anniversary next year. Hong Kong Arts Centre is 25 years of age. Zuni Icosahedron, Fringe Club, City Contemporary Dance Company, and Videotage were all established between early to mid ’80s. At that time the government did not have a strong infrastructure to support art. These organizations did not (...)

Asian Alternative Space - World Alternative City

By: Andrew Lam, Director, Museum of Site The paper presupposes that the rise of “World Alternative Cities” in Asia as an impetus to cultural change is coming of age. The mobility and operation of alternative spaces, a novel city phenomenon in Asia, displace infrastructure and order of the established system. The entity and difference of Asian cities meets with an unprecedented challenge, which largely a consequence of globalization and modernization. This paper outlines the role-play and (...)

Appendix: Participating Art Groups and Art Workers

Beijing ZHANG Zhaohui ZHANG Zhaohui received in 1998 a Master of Art in Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York and a Master of Art in Art History in 1995 at China Arts Academy, Beijing. He is a Beijing-based free-lance curator and writer. He curated Food Art at Club Vogue (2000), Departure from Beijing for Design & Art Museum (’99), Corruptionist for Alternative Space, Beijing (’98), and When Heaven and Earth Meets: Xu Bing and Cai Guo Qiang for Art Museum at Bard College, New (...)

Non-profit Exhibition Spaces in Seoul

By : Hyun-mi YOO, Artist / Independent curator, Seoul There are approximately 150 Museums, 500 galleries, and exhibition spaces in Korea. 149 museums (44 art museums, 76 museums, 29 college museums) 501 galleries and cultural centers (222 in Seoul, 279 outside of Seoul) This data is based on ‘Korean Art Annual’ from monthly art magazine ‘Wolganmisul’. First, I simply divide art exhibition spaces into two parts. 1. Profit Galleries: Commercial galleries and rental galleries 2. Non (...)

Art Scene and Art System

By ZHANG Zhaohui, Independent curator, Beijing Around the opening of Shanghai Biennial in Fall 2000, more than ten avant-garde exhibits were organized by community art groups in the country. The largest one Fuck Off not only made a bold statement of their standpoint, but also presented a series of controversial works, among them including a performance involving the eating of a dead baby. The government-organized Biennial undeniably set off this confrontation. A result of the (...)

C.A.P. Chronology (as of November 2001)

October 1994: Proposal for "an art museum of the future" A proposal, in the form of a pamphlet, was submitted to the Cultural Affairs Division of the City of Kobe. The pamphlet, designed to address plans the city had to build a small, local museum, outlined the type of art museum that artists would be needed today. May 1995: Proposal for "Former foreign settlement’s district museum" Following the Kobe earthquake, a plan was submitted to Hyogo Prefecture, Kobe City and the Former (...)

Kobe City Cultural Policy

By Masahito HATANAKA, Assistant Director, International Division, City of Kobe 1. A brief outline of Kobe City 2. Culture in Kobe, a comparatively new city 3. Cultural Policy The city supports culture built on initiative. Cultural policy is targeted at 2 groups of people; citizens (those who enjoy the culture) and specialists and artists (those who create it). The city implements support policies for each of these groups. (1) Citizens (a) Providing the general public with access (...)

Research in Progress: Creative Programming in Alternative Space

By Margaret SHIU TAN , Director, Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei We are all aware of the fast economic structural changes that are going through many Asian Countries. There is greater and greater need of the arts and culture sector to help alleviate the social structural stress of the change, and Taiwan is even more so, with massive movement of the country side to the factory, then to the cites in the 80’s and now many industries moving to mainland China, leaving many public and private (...)

Seeking Partnership with Government

by CHEUNG Mei Project Researcher In major Asian cities, it has been a common phenomenon for young and experimental artists to carry their art projects in the alternative space they established. Among the participants of this conference, Cemeti Art House from Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Big Sky Mind from Manila, Philippine, and Loop from Seoul, Korea, are names for the first time appeared on the list of cultural exchange programs conducting in Hong Kong. The visibility of these art spaces (...)

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