URAP

Chung Lam Law

Hong Kong Arts and Visual Culture

In this summer project, I will continue to assist Prof. Wong in building a database collection that consists of a timeline of Hong Kong art history, various bibliographies, as well as artist lists. I will also continue working on an ongoing digital resource page that is made up of online archives, photography, and local exhibition catalogues. We are currently expanding the project to include the diasporic HK artist community in order to explore the relationships between arts/culture, politics, and the HK identity. Due to HK’s political turmoil and an increasing suppression in artistic freedom, this project is particularly important in preserving existing works that constitute the unique culture on the other side of the world.

Message to Sponsor

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the donor of this project for allowing us to continue with the research. As a person born and raised in Hong Kong, it is especially important for me to be involved in a project to understand this place from a scholarly and artistic point of view while enhancing my research skills. I am surprised to have acquired so much knowledge about (and beyond) arts and culture in my home city that I was unaware of before.
  • Major: English
  • Mentor: Winnie Wong, Rhetoric