Records of the HLF Oral History ProjectRecordingsKwong Lee ➔ Kwong Lee Interview Part 5 (01:07:07-01:22:49)

Kwong Lee Interview Part 5 (01:07:07-01:22:49) (GB3451/OCOX101-001.XME.5)

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OCOX101-001.XME.5 (local reference number)

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2017 Aug 04 (was creation date of)

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9 MB

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14 mins 42s

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English (is language of)

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Part 4 of an oral history interview with Kwong Lee who worked at the Chinese Art Centre in the early 1990s, looking at the Centre's programme and its venue.
  • 00:00 Whether the exhibition programme of the Chinese Art Centre was trying to promote a cultural idea or the artists; no clear exhibiton policy as such; early programme based on traditional artist from China; developed a programme exploring contemporariness in Chinese art which was relevant to a British context as exhibition officer; discovery of artist of Chinese descent.
    01:12:19 Context of the organisaton at that period; developing specialism within rather than bringing it from elsewhere; difcultes due to lack of representaton of artists practitioners on the Board of the Centre; how his work at the Centre infuence his artist practice.
    01:16:38 Film programme at the Chinese Art Centre & work with Cornerhouse; broad definiton of Chinese arts at the period.
    01:19:33 Benefits and hindrance of the location of the Chinese Art Centre in Chinatown; move away from Chinatown allowed the Centre to develop it’s own identty; connections the Centre had in Chinatown involved in
    similar feld
    01:21:39 Exploratory nature of the Centre & its developmental role


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Related People and Organisations

Lee, Kwong, art director (has creator)
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA), (2013-) (has creator)

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