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Hong Kong: Ten Years On

BY Eric Wear

YEUNG YANGi am not your problem, 2007, projection on the Star Ferry clock tower (now demolished). 

Photo by Kith Tsang Tak-Ping.

As 1997 loomed, a strange blankness hovered in the collective vision of Hong Kong's artists. Exhibitions addressing the return to Chinese rule (either to celebrate or to reflect anxiously about the impending handover) were thin and uncertain. Influenced by the preceding decade's explorations of "Hong Kong identity" many of these anticipatory shows concluded that Hong Kong was at once unique and yet…

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