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[BOOK LAUNCH] “STANDART: THE COLLECTED DRAWINGS OF ANTONIO MAK HIN-YEUNG”
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Date: Thursday, 4 April 2019
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: 1/F Fung Ping Shan Building, University Museum and Art Gallery, HKU
Language: English
Cost: Free admission, all are welcome. Please click here to register.
 
One of Hong Kong’s most vital artists, Antonio Mak Hin-yeung (1951-1994) passed away leaving behind a rich body of sculptural work, as well as an extensive archive of drawings, preparatory sketches and hand-written notes. A small number of drawings appeared in the catalogue The Art of Antonio Mak (Hong Kong Arts Centre, 1995), but the vast majority of his drawings and notes have remained unpublished and largely unseen since the early '90s.
 
Despite his artistic achievements and influence on generations of Hong Kong artists, little has been written about Mak. Standart: The Collected Drawings of Antonio Mak Hin-yeung (1951-1994) unpacks Mak's creative process by presenting more than 500 drawings, collages, and notes by the artist that range from the 1960s to 1990s. This work is both a comprehensive guide to Mak’s art and a window onto the ecology of contemporary Hong Kong art and culture. Personal and art historical essays by Valerie Doran, Eliza Lai, Leong Ka Tai, Christopher Mattison and Blues Wong provide a critical apparatus for understanding the relationship between Mak, his drawings and the bronze sculptures that he was celebrated for during his life.
 
The evening will include discounted copies of the just released book, a 10-minute film of Mak by animator and filmmaker Lo Che-ying and a pop-up exhibition of never before seen drawings from the Antonio Mak archive.
 
 
Image (Right): The bookcover of Standart: The Collected Drawings of Antonio Mak Hin-yeung.

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