Convergence of the Practices of Documentary and Contemporary Art in Hong Kong: Autoethnographic Works of Tang Kwok and LawYuk Mui | Mak | Visual Ethnography
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Convergence of the Practices of Documentary and Contemporary Art in Hong Kong: Autoethnographic Works of Tang Kwok and LawYuk Mui

Hoi Shan Anson Mak


This article is part of a research project funded by the University Grants Committee, Hong Kong. The project title is ‘Convergence of Documentary Practices in Contemporary Arts in Hong Kong’. We collected 230
artworks from 31 artists/artist groups for textual analysis. Twelve artists were selected for a focus study and interviews. Eleven short edited interviews with English subtitles, together with information on the artworks and artists, are freely available online to anyone, especially researchers and teachers, interested in using the materials for their own projects. There are also artworks (with artists’ permission) that go with artists interview, hence audience can better comprehend when artists referring to their artworks. URL: Among many findings, autoethnography is shown to anchor an interesting point of intersection across disciplines. This article explores autoethnography, originally applied as a qualitative research method, echoes with the practices in reflexive documentary and the ways being used by contemporary visual artists in Hong Kong. This writing examines autoethnographic artworks by Tang Kwok Hin and Law Yuk Mui regarding notion of homes and relational autoethnographic subjectivities.


Autoethnography; Home; Hong Kong Contemporary Art; Experimental Ethnography; Art-based ethnography; documentary

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