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Leelee Chan

Alchemical Reactions

Portrait of LEELEE CHAN in her Hong Kong studio. All photos by Peter Chung for ArtAsiaPacific unless otherwise stated.

Built on reclaimed tracts, the Hong Kong neighborhood of Kwai Chung is home to one of the world’s busiest commercial ports, a sprawl of Lego-like shipping containers clogging the shores of Rambler Channel. Just a few kilometers from the cargo terminals, among the warehouses and auto-body shops further inland, is artist Leelee Chan’s studio. After circling the nondescript loading bays of one industrial building, I eventually located the elevator and ascended to a dimly…

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