Hong Kong Bookplates: Co-organized by the Hong Kong Baptist University’s Academy of Visual Arts and the Providence University Art Center, United in Bookplates is an exhibition exploring the once popular trend of bookplates in Hong Kong. Bookplates — also known as ex libris, meaning “from the library of” — are essentially small labels attached inside the front cover of a book as a mark of ownership. Book owners often commissioned artists to create customized bookplates, making the form a carrier of a wide range of motifs and even social commentary. In Hong Kong, the bookplate became a huge trend in the 1990s, with many designing and collecting bookplates. There will be more than 110 bookplates from the past 30 years on display at United in Bookplates, including works from local artists as well as those from international artists owned by local collectors.
Where? Our Gallery, Unit 10, UG/F, C C Wu Building, 302-8 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai
When? Through January 14, 2021
How much? Free
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