Alisan Fine Arts: Thirty-five Years

Publisher: Alisan Fine Arts
Price: HK$1000
As part of our 35th Anniversary celebration, a monograph has been published dedicated to the gallery’s history, the artistic milieu (from 1980-2016 in Hong Kong), and Director Alice King’s accomplishments. Over 50 artists’ works that were placed in important museum and private collections, including the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology, Oxford University and the Fine Arts Museum, Boston, are included. Alongside the works are essays by important academics, curators and collectors of Chinese contemporary art. Of note are the essays by Catherine Maudsley covering the gallery's history, and the interviews with artists and their families (such as Walasse Ting's and Lui Shou-kwan's children, Zao Wou-ki’s and Chu Teh-chun's wives), with reflections by artists Wang Tiande, Wei Ligang, Gao Xingjian and Xu Lei. Numerous pages of the book are also devoted to the artists and their relationship with the gallery, with the inclusion of primary sources such as photographs and hand-written letters pulled from our archives. Contributors include Tang Hoi-chiu, Mayching Kao, Julia F. Andrews, Martina Köppel-Yang, Jeffrey Wechsler, Lars Berglund, and Tiffany Beres. Collectors Victor Lo and David Pong also offer their thoughts on the role of Alisan Fine Arts in introducing Chinese contemporary art to the Hong Kong public.