Title and Statement of Responsiblity

The Art of Van Lau = 文樓的藝術 / Produced by Hong Kong Museum of Art; Exhibition management: James C K Wong; Judy Chan. Graphic and Exhibition Design: Winne Wai Kan Kwan, Teresa Yuen. Photography: Van Lau Rhoda Tang. 


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Edition Statement:

[1st Edition]

Publication Statement

Hong Kong : The Urban Council , 1987


Scope and Content

Catalogue published to mark the exhibition of Van Lau's work as part of the Hong Kong Arts Festival, 1987, presented by the Urban Council, Hong Kong and organised by the Hong Kong Museum of Art. 

As a Chinese literati of the 20th century, Van Lau has through his sculptural forms internalised Chinese iconography as his native language and modernity as his socialisation. His artistic endeavour is a struggle to articulate the Chinese literati ideals in contemporary terms. Where Van Lau's uniqueness lies is his choice to express these ideals in sculptural forms.

Content Extent

97 pages 108 paintings

Content Type

text , still image

Language Information

Han (Simplified variant) (has script) Latin (has script)

Management and Use

Conditions on Access

The physical publication is available for research purposes in the CFCCA search room by appointment. Items in our library collection are not available for external loans.


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Record Resource Extent


Related Content

Related People and Organisations

Van, Lau (b.1933), artist (is associated with)
Urban Council, Hong Kong (has publisher)
Hong Kong Museum of Art, (1975-) (is related to)

Related places

Hong Kong (is associated with)

Related Terms

exhibition catalogues (has form of work)
text (has content type)
still images (has content type)
Chinese (has or had language)
English (has or had language)
Han (Simplified variant) (has script)
Latin (has script)
polychrome (has colour content)
Illustrations (has illustrative content)
Photographs (has illustrative content)
unmediated (has representation type)
books (has form of carrier)
Open (has access status)


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