Tsang Tsou-choi: King of Kowloon, Crazy Old Man, Hong Kong Street Art Pioneer
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Author: R. Ferreboeuf
Combining a range of content with self-reflexive examination by scholars and practitioners, this edited volume interrogates the contemporary significance of the avant-garde. Rather than focusing on a particular region, period, or movement, the contributors bring together case studies to examine what constitutes the avant-garde canon.
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Spalding, D. (ed.) (2014). The King of Kowloon: The Art of Tsang Tsou Choi.
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Author: Jeffrey Ian Ross
The Routledge Handbook of Graffiti and Street Art integrates and reviews current scholarship in the field of graffiti and street art. Thirty-seven original contributions are organized around four sections: History, Types, and Writers/Artists of Graffiti and Street Art; Theoretical Explanations of Graffiti and Street Art/Causes of Graffiti and Street Art; Regional/Municipal Variations/Differences of Graffiti and Street Art; and, Effects of Graffiti and Street Art. Chapters are written by experts from different countries throughout the world and their expertise spans the fields of American Studies, Art Theory, Criminology, Criminal justice, Ethnography, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Visual Communication. The Handbook will be of interest to researchers, instructors, advanced students, libraries, and art gallery and museum curators. This book is also accessible to practitioners and policy makers in the fields of criminal justice, law enforcement, art history, museum studies, tourism studies, and urban studies as well as members of the news media. The Handbook includes 70 images, a glossary, a chronology, and the electronic edition will be widely hyperlinked.
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Exhibition* Street 1997 Hong Kong 1997–1999 ... the Word Chang Tsong-zung
2003 Z.O.U: Zone of Urgency 50th Venice Biennale King of Kowloon's Street
Author: Helena Y. W. Wu
As a former British colony (1842-1997) and then a Special Administrative Region (from 1997 onwards) practicing the "One Country Two Systems" policy with the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong has witnessed at all times how relations are formed, dissolved and refashioned amidst changing powers, identities and narratives, given that the decisions that had moved the city in the past were not made upon the consensus of the local population. In its post-handover, post-hangover years, the 2014 Umbrella Movement and the 2019 Anti-Extradition Bill Protests among other events have revealed the multiple appearances and connotations of Hong Kong's local. At the intersections between real-life events, cultural production and consumption, the book is an interdisciplinary study that extracts and examines"local relations" through the lens of the things and places that stand or that have once stood for Hong Kong's "local". With cultural icons as an agency, the book offers lessons to learn from the city by opening up manifold postcolonial perspectives to confront and interrogate the volatile experiences in the new millennia - unprecedented since the Cold War era - shared by Hong Kong and other regions. After all, what does it mean, or take, to live in the contemporary world when the local, global and national are constantly given new meanings?
An icon in his native city, Tsang Tsou Choi (1921-2007) covered the streets of Hong Kong with his graffiti for over 35 years, using a brush and ink to proclaim himself "the King of Kowloon"--heir to an imaginary birthright that fueled a ...
Author: Hans Ulrich Obrist
Publisher: Damiani Editore
An icon in his native city, Tsang Tsou Choi (1921-2007) covered the streets of Hong Kong with his graffiti for over 35 years, using a brush and ink to proclaim himself "the King of Kowloon"--heir to an imaginary birthright that fueled a lifetime of artistic output. With his signature style, Tsang wrote himself into the collective memory of a generation caught between British and Chinese rule, leaving behind an oeuvre that includes countless outdoor projects (the majority now extant only in photographs), myriad works on paper, board and cloth, as well as painted objects. This milestone publication documents Tsang's influential art and enduring legacy. With over 100 reproductions, a foreword by Hans-Ulrich Obrist and critical essays by Hou Hanru, Ou Ning and others, The King of Kowloon is the first comprehensive survey of Tsang's complex and fascinating artistic output.
The creation of the Independent Film and Video Awards (IFVA) by the Hong Kong
Art Centre in 1995 provided an ... Shen's and Martin Egan's half-hour biopic of
the life of local rebel and graffiti artist Tsang Tsou-choi, entitled King of Kowloon.
Author: Ian Aitken
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
A comprehensive study of the lost genre of Hong Kong documentary film
... film 'Hollywood Hong Kong' and the street calligraphy of Tsang Tsou-choi, the '
King of Kowloon', was also appropriated. ... his graffiti was sold at a Sotheby's art
auction Shadows of pedestrians on an overhead walkway, near Harbour Road,.
Author: David Clarke
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
This in-between phase, without major dramas, where history was only with a small 'h', is the subject of this locally orientated micro-historical analysis of one of the world's great cities – which had so lost self-confidence in this period that it started promoting itself as 'Asia's World City', but which might yet prove to be a city that changes China (and therefore the world). Specifying this time, through a collection of colour photographs taken during a randomly chosen twelve-month period, David Clarke presents a year in the life of the city in which he has lived for the last two decades. An antidote to the tourist picture-postcard view of Hong Kong which is so often propagated to locals and visitors alike, these images and their accompanying text are produced from a proximity which enables both a critical engagement with the city and a celebration of its uniqueness. Personal in its perspective, this extended photo essay invites you to join a fabricated journey through the real space of Hong Kong, looking awry at scenes too often photographed before, and looking anew at scenes too often overlooked.
The exhibition includes paintings , sculpture , and intallations by : FUNG
Mingchip , GU Wenda , HUNG Tung , King of Kowloon ( TSANG Tsou - choi ) ,
MAO Zedong , QIU Zi - jie , WANG Yong - ming , WU Shan - zhuan , and XU Bing
The independent voice of the visual arts.
... several of local folklore , octogenarian Tsang Tsou - choi Hong Kong's
intelligentsia held up the work is renowned throughout the territory ... With this
new high profile , otherwise known as the King of Kowloon ' , his texts and style
were elaborately critiqued has been writing ... In 1997 , one art critic staged
overpasses for more than 40 years . an exhibition of Tsang's calligraphy at the
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Author: Time Out
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
A team of local writers take a look at how things have changed since the former British colony was handed back to China. This vibrant, exciting and often overwhelming city offers an extraordinary diversity of attractions - both urban and rural - for visitors. This guide explores Hong Kong's best restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars, with an in-depth look at all types of Chinese cuisine. It also includes a round-up of the best festivals and events in the area, from rugby tournaments to arts festivals, and, or course, Chinese New Year. Though best known for its shopping and eating opportunities, Hong Kong offers much, whether you want to soak up some scenery or try out an activity such as kung fu or tai chi.