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要求公營藝術機構合乎道德的作業方式 Call for better ethical practices of public institutions for contemporary art
Petition Background (Preamble):
On June 22, 2012, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and M+ announced the selection of LEE Kit as the artist to represent Hong Kong at the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, 2013.
The announcement marked a sudden and arbitrary policy change in the selection of artists representing Hong Kong in the Venice Biennale. The policy change was made in a black box, and was communicated and articulated in a way that confused public understanding on the role of HKADC and M+.
This is a serious and unfortunate setback for the development of art in Hong Kong.
We demand that the HKADC and M+:
1. Provide the public with detailed records (including emails, meeting minutes, written notes of conversations etc.) of the HKADC council meetings and from the very start of HKADC and M+ communication that eventually led to the change of policy on the presentation of Hong Kong artists in the Biennale, including the ADC/M+ partnership and the appointment of the curator.
2. Explain thoroughly in public if there has been any longer term arrangement in specifying the relation between HKADC and M+; if so, what are they and why; if not, why not.
*Full version of the open statement is available on contact person Yeung Yang's FB or by request via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 要求公營藝術機構合乎道德的作業方式 Call for better ethical practices of public institutions for contemporary art petition to 香港藝術發展局及M+/ Hong Kong Arts Development Council and M+ was written by Yeung and is in the category Civil Rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: hkadc, m+, contemporary art, hong kong, venice biennale, lee kit, public institution, art development