1A Group was established by a group of local art workers in 1998. Its
objective is to promote research and creative works concerning international
and local contemporary art. During the year, major exhibitions organised
by the 1A Group included Tree · Man, Frame Work and Video Cafe.
Artist Commune was established in 1997. It is devoted to the establishment
of a new Asian art network with Hong Kong as the centre. In 2003, it organised
exhibitions entitled Via Cattle Depot ... (The Artist Village)
Established in 2000, the Asia Art Archive is dedicated to cataloguing
and preserving materials on Asian contemporary art. To raise awareness
of and stimulate interest in contemporary local and regional art, it launched
in 2003 an online database/catalogue and carried out research and collated
related materials on artists based in Hong Kong, the Mainland, Taiwan,
Macau, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.
The Hong Kong Society for Education in Art was established in 1982. It
promotes the development of visual arts education in schools and in the
community. During the year, the society initiated and organised Art
in Teaching 2003: Teachers' Art-works and Interactive Creation by Teachers
and Students and Visual Culture Teaching Training Course. It also
published a CD-ROM on Integrative Learning and Life-wide Learning Project:
Design a School-based Art Teaching Unit.
Para/Site Art Space was established in 1996. It promotes multi-disciplinary
projects and contemporary local arts by organising exhibitions for both
emerging and established artists. It participated in the 50th Venice Biennale
in June. Its exhibitions included Housewarming and Did you know
that Hong Kong was still last night?