EXHIBITION REVIEW: CHINGLISH – TAASA Review March 2008
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This article was originally found in the March 2008 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 17, Issue 1, Page 18).
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Leong Chan A s an ex-British colony, Hong Kong culture has been described variously as where â€œEast meets Westâ€.
Hong Kong artists, however, also imagine a local identity, responding to a psychological distancing from the broader confines of British colonisation and Chinese heritage while not denying either.
This consciousness of a local identity intensified towards the approach of the 1997 handover of sovereignty leading to the incorporation of Hong Kong into a larger entity. The Hong Kong Museum of Art mounted the exhibition, Chinglish, during 23 March â€“ 6 June 2007, ten years after the return of the former British colony to China...