Hollian Thesaurus (1993-2000)

The Hollian Thesaurus series has more than ten works and is a contemplation on Art, Politics, Religion and Power. Most of the images touched on the period of historical change in Hong Kong: the pre-and-post 1997, when Hong Kong was critically searching for it’s identity.

These two pieces are vintage photographs from a suite of four, originally printed for an exhibition curated by Kohtaro Iizawa New Images from Hong Kong (Yokohama 1996) with contemporary works by eight Hong Kong photographers. Subsequently, they were shown in the exhibition On Hong Kong organized by NuNaHeduo (Hong Kong City Hall, 1998) and New Voices (Zhung Zheng Gallery, Taiwan 1998). Additional photographs from the Hollian Thesaurus series were shown on different occasions - in the inaugurated exhibition of the Hong Kong Heritage Museum (2000),
Re-considered Crossings: Representation Beyond Hybridity (Fotogalerie Wien 2001), Conceptual Photography since the 90’s, works by Chinese Artists from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China (2004, Hong Kong Central Library).

Bauhinia, in Front of Hong Kong Harbour, circa 1997
C-type Photograph
49 x 39 inch, framed
vintage

Jinx, in Front of Hong Kong Harbour, circa 1994
C-type Photograph
46 x 38.5 inch, framed
vintage