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City Cookie Project ( 2000 ) color photographs mounted on coffee tables and in plastic table signs size variable
This is a project in search of the issue about perception of our city skyline. The project encourages people to enjoy their city environment with pleasure. The project was first shown in the Queens Museum of Art in New York. A set of street junctions in Manhattan is identified on map. Eight photographs of the city sky are taken along Mott Street at each single junction between Houston Street and Canal Street. Photographs were taken to capture the image of the skyline of which enveloped with buildings. Then the negative space of the sky is extracted to produce cookie cutters and cookies. The photographs are mounted on tables in the coffee shop of the Queens Museum of Art. Small photographs of the cookie of the correspondent shape and the photographs of the artist eating the cookie were placed on table. As part of the project, packaged cookies are available for purchase in a vending machine in the Queens Museum of Arts. A happening of distributing cookies to guests was conducted by artists during the opening reception. The project has also been site-specifically made and shown in the 49th Venice Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, PS1 Contemporary Art Center and Clocktower Gallery in New York, Banff Art Center in Canada, Kunstnernes Hus in Norway, Tokyo and Hong Kong. (In collaboration with Mr. C W Leung)

The Hong Kong Art Archive is honoured to be chosen as one of the HKU Faculty of Arts 90th Anniversary projects.

Last updated: 3 July, 2020.