Text by Eve Tam
213 mm x 278 mm
As author Eve Tam describes, Wong Wo-bik – the subject of Hong Kong/China Photographers Four – is as much a detective or hunter as she is a photographer. Wildly imaginative and with an uncanny knack for discovering ‘the unseen in plain sight’, Wong creates images that exert a spell on the viewer, pulling one into an all-consuming world of the surreal and mysterious, and compelling one to ‘rewire’ one’s perceptions of everyday life. Hong Kong/China Photographers Four includes highlights of some of Wong’s most significant works, including her 1980s Polaroid series, her boundary blurring collaboration with the City’s Contemporary Dance Company in 1988, her ongoing visual documentation of historical architecture, and the recent photographic fabrication/installation developed from her ‘Eu Tong Sen’ series.
About the Artist:
An active photographer and mixed media artist, curator, researcher and art educator, Wong Wo Bik worked extensively with instant photographic materials in 1980s. She was awarded Hong Kong Women Excellence in the Six Arts (Visual Arts) by Hong Kong Federation of Women in 2013. She was the fellowship recipient of Asian Cultural Council in 1993 and Institute of International Education in 1995. Wong has been a Museum Honorary Advisor to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department since 1996. Her work is collected by The Archive of Modern Conflict (UK); Guangdong Museum of Art (Guangzhou, China) and Hong Kong Heritage Museum. She currently lives and work in Hong Kong.
About the Author:
Eve Tam is the current Museum Director of the Hong Kong Museum of Art.
About the Publisher:
Asia One is a fine art publishing house established in 2007. It is based in Hong Kong.
Book Materials and Specifications:
Hardcover book with stitched perfect binding and white end papers glued down. Title on the grey front cover is indented in black and is covered with cloth.
Plates sizes in this book range from 6″ x 7.5″ to 16″ x 9.5″. Standard photobook layout for the majority of the book, with a caption on the left page and the image on the right.