What's Up: Hong Kong
By Ming Lin
The “What’s Up” blog tours art spaces across the Asia-Pacific region.
Spring has arrived in Hong Kong with a diverse array of photography shows sprouting across the city. The crop of international and up-and-coming artists offer a welcome respite from the prevailing work that documents the urban landscape. But the photographs’ sequestering to off-kilter exhibition spaces and annexes raises questions about the medium's status in Hong Kong. Real estate is everything in this city, and these diminutive displays may indicate that it will be some time before photography gains the legitimacy of painting and sculpture in the commercial art market.