Re-Considered Crossings: Representation Beyond Hybridity OCTOBER 2001 IN VIENNA / JANUARY 2002 IN HONG KONG

Andreas Dworak, Susanne Gamauf, Maria Hahnenkamp, Ralf Hoedt & Moira Zoitl, Karl-Heinz Klopf & Sigrid Kurz, Walter Mirtl, Waltraud Palme, Klaus Pamminger, Josef Wais, Robert Zahornicky, Norman Jackson Ford, Dominique Harris

Jan 15 – Feb 09, 2002

Re-Considered Crossings is an arts and cultural exchange between Hong Kong and Vienna involving over thirty artists, writers, academics, curators and cultural workers from highly diverse backgrounds. The aim of the project is to encourage dialogue, the exchanging of art and ideas, and, importantly, a re-consideration of practices of cultural exchanges in the context of Asian art shown in Europe and America.

Taking place in both Vienna and Hong Kong in two parts, the project presents an exciting series of seminars, lectures, performances, and exhibitions of lens-based art (photography, digital imagery, video and installations) featuring work by both up and coming as well as established contemporary artists from Hong Kong and Vienna. Artists from Vienna presenting work in Hong Kong include: Andreas Dworak, Susanne Gamauf, Maria Hahnenkamp, Ralf Hoedt & Moira Zoitl, Karl-Heinz Klopf & Sigrid Kurz, Walter Mirtl, Waltraud Palme, Klaus Pamminger, Josef Wais, and Robert Zahornicky. Hong Kong artists include: Norman Jackson Ford, Dominique Harris, Holly Lee, Lee Ka Sing, Leung Chi Wo, Sarah Mack, Madeleine Marie Slavick, So Hing Keung, and Tsang Tak Ping.

PART II - VIENNA IN HONG KONG* January 2002 (curated by Norman Jackson Ford, Susanne Gamauf and Klaus Pamminger) - A featured event of the Fringe Club CityFestival:

Para Site Art Space, G/F, 2 Po Yan St., Sheung Wan; from 15 January to 9 February 2002. 
Fringe Galleries, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central; from 15 January to 9 February 2002.

Gala Opening Party: 16 January, 7 pm, FRINGE CLUB ROOF GARDEN, Central. All welcome.

Opening Reception: 15 January, 6 - 8 pm, PARA SITE ART SPACE, 2 Po Yan St., Sheung Wan

Public Lectures: 19 January, 7 - 9 pm, by Ramesh Kumar Biswas, Sylvia Eiblmayr, Elizabeth Shelbrge: on urban space, contemporary art and psychoanalysis in Vienna. FRINGE CLUB, Central. (conducted in English).

2-Day Symposium: "Chiasmus/Conversation II": 19-20 January, 10am to 4 pm. Day 1: Viennese Artists?Presentations: Susanne Gamauf, Andreas Dworak, Walter Mirtl and more. Day 2: In Conversation with Ramesh Kumar Biswas (Vienna); Sylvia Eiblmayr (Vienna); Ackbar Abbas (HKU), Leung Chi Wo (HK), Tsang Tak Ping (HK); Karl-Heinz Klopf (Vienna), Klaus Pamminger (Vienna), Laurent Gutierrez & Valerie Portefaix (HK). Moderated by Norman Jackson Ford. 

FRINGE CLUB. Conducted in English.

"Across Vienna and Hong Kong": 23 January, 7 - 9 pm, Screenings of recent video art from HK and Vienna with curatorial input from Alice Ming Wai Jim (Hong Kong) and Walter Seidl (Vienna).

FRINGE CLUB, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central.


*RE-CONSIDERED CROSSINGS: PART I - HONG KONG IN VIENNA, took place at Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria from 3 October to 2 November 2001, with the Hong Kong artists listed above and included the symposium Chiasmus/Conversation I, in addition to a public lecture, performance and related events.

The project is accompanied by the book Traversals (map book publishers, September 2001) which includes essays by Norman Jackson Ford, Alice Ming Wai Jim, Ramesh Kumar Biswas, and Laurent Gutierrez & Valerie Portefaix, as well as full-colour pages of work by the 21 participating artists.