Reconstructing the Hong Kong Landscape: Paintings in Response to Colonialism, Decolonisation and Post-colonialism
Ming-hoi Victor, LAI; Wing-hong Vincent, TAO

This article focuses on the development of landscape painting in Hong Kong. By exploring post-1967 artists' search for identity and its forms of representation, it studies the influence of political, social and economic changes on local art practices. The article attempts to go beyond the context of the “New Ink Movement” by integrating interview findings with individual left-wing and social realist painters and defining their role and significance in the Hong Kong art scene. It also discusses existing biased arguments claiming Hong Kong art to be a “cultural hybrid”, resulting in an artistic response that lingers between colonialism, decolonization and post-colonialism.

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