Let's celebrate! Para Site Art Space is 6-years old

Lisa CHEUNG, TSANG Tak Ping, LEUNG CHI Wo, 梁志和, Sara WONG Chi Hang, 黃志恆, Phoebe MAN Ching Ying, 文晶瑩, Tim LI, Tamshui, Leung Po Shan, Yeung Yang, Evelyna LIANG Yee Woo, Janice Leung

Jun 21, 2002

Five years after its move to the present Sheung Wan premises, Para Site has become well-known in the Po Yan Street neighbourhood and within the contemporary art scene—both local and international. Since 1996 over 300 artists from 17 different countries have exhibited in 76 exhibitions at Para Site. More than 45 publications, including issues of PS magazine, have been published. In 2002 Para Site was also invited to participate as a collective in the renowned Gwangju Biennale of international contemporary art held in Korea from March 29th to June 29th.

On Friday, June 21st 2001 a special party will be held at Para Site to celebrate its 6th anniversary and to launch its four latest publications: Para Site 1996-2000, Space Traffic: Artist-Run Spaces Beyond the Local Context, May Fung: Everything Starts from “Here” and Mini-Solo: Young Artists Series. Para Site’s Gold Patron Mr. Ronald Arculli JP OBS GBS will be the guest-of-honour at this special occasion. Admission is by invitation only. Enquiries: 2517-4620.

Latest publications:

Para Site 1996-2000

Chinese and English, 160mm x 210mm, 232 pages, full colour, $150 (ISBN 962-86568-2-1)

A complete documentation of Para Site’s activities from 1996 to 2000 with an appendix of publications. Special essays by John Batten, Chan Kai-yin, Chan Yuk-keung, David Clarke, Tsang Tak-ping and Yeung Yang on Para Site, issues of art spaces and Hong Kong art.

Space Traffic: Artist-Run Spaces Beyond the Local Context

Co-published with West Space, Melbourne. Chinese and English, 148mm x 210mm, 168 pages, $100 (ISBN 0-9585553-6-2)

A collection of papers presented by some 20 representatives of art spaces from 12 different cities worldwide plus commentaries by local and international critics.

May Fung: Everything Starts from “Here”

Chinese and English, 148mm x 210mm, 96 pages (16 full-colour pages), $80 (ISBN 962-86568-4-8)

Monograph of Hong Kong video art pioneer May Fung; seminal essay by local academic Lok Fung (Natalie Chan). The first publication of a new research-based exhibition series of Hong Kong artists of the 1980s.

Mini-Solo: Young Artists Series

Chinese and English, 148mm x 210mm, 40 pages (16 full-colour pages), $30 (ISBN 962-86568-3-X)

A conclusive catalogue of a series of local young artists’ solo exhibitions held from November 2000 to April 2001 held at Para Site Central, a mini exhibition space “hosted” by Hanart TZ Gallery. Members of Para Site’s Art Criticism Class reviewed all exhibitions as part of Para Site’s practice of encouraging writing on art.