HONG KONG NOCTURNE

An exhibition of black and white photographs by David Clarke

 

Presented by Goethe Institut Hong Kong

 

 Oct 9 - 26, 2002

Mon - Fri  10am - 8pm          Sat  2-6pm

 Goethe-Gallery, Goethe Institut Hong Kong
14/F Hong Kong Arts Centre, Wanchai

Free Admission

 An informal opening reception will take place on Oct 8 (Tue) from 6.30 – 8.30pm. All are welcome

Between 31 December 1994 and 1 January 2000, David Clarke took at least one black and white photo every day. These images form a sort of photographic diary or subjective photo-documentary record of the last five years of the previous millennium, or a period of two and a half years on either side of Hong Kong's return to Chinese sovereignty. Hong Kong Nocturne features a selection of nighttime images of Hong Kong drawn from this project, and it coincides with the publication of Clarke's latest book, Reclaimed Land: Hong Kong in Transition (Hong Kong University Press, 2002), which offers  a  detailed  photographic examination of five crucial years in Hong Kong's history.

About the photographer

David Clarke, born in England, is Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Arts, University of Hong Kong. He studied in London, moving to Hong Kong in 1986.  He has exhibited his photos in a number of group shows at OP Fotogallery, Para/Site Art Space, 1A Space, etc.. This is his first one-person show.  He is the author of several books about Hong Kong and Chinese art, most recently Hong Kong Art: Culture and Decolonization (Hong Kong University Press, 2001).