Art as Social Interaction
Timeline of Hong Kong History and Hong Kong’s Socially Engaged Art
Can art change the world? How does it intervene into our everyday experiences? How does it relate to local communicates who do not have art in their minds?
This timeline highlights some of the socially engaged art projects in relation to the milestones of post-colonial Hong Kong that is marked by the crippled system of governance, deterioration of free expression, and explosive social issues (such as the widening of income gap and shrinking of public space). It means to reflect upon the relationship between art and society.
1997 — 2015
Researched and written by: Jeff Leung, Vivian Ting