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Lateral Thinking

Artivist Networks in East Asia

BY OLIVIER KRISCHER

MISAKO ICHIMURA, Above the Million Dollar Night View (detail), 2011, 

C-print, dimensions variable, produced during residency at Woofer Ten. 

Photo by Ka Wing Yong. Courtesy the artist.

Walking through Hong Kong’s Yau Ma Tei neighborhood in the heart of the urban development on Kowloon peninsula, one is only a few subway stops from the cosmopolitan Central business district across the harbor, the financial hub of Asia. Here, the dense apartment blocks, wrapped in signboards, iridescent Chinese characters and bamboo scaffolding, appear more like…

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