2016.09.13 Tue, by
Crowdfunding for The Unappropriated Recipes

[Press release]

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Kickstarter campaign link: http://goo.gl/p758jK
31 August–5 October 2016

Para Site is pleased to present the crowd-funding campaign for The Unappropriated Recipes, a cookbook dedicated to Para Site’s local and international collaborators and supporters, our love for food, and our home for 20 years – Hong Kong.

For this publication, we invited our community of artists, curators, and supporters to share their imagined manifestations of Hong Kong, both culinary and non-culinary in the form of a personal recipe. The Unappropriated Recipes will feature over 70 of these contributions and offer a conceptual and wildly personal taste of our city.

Contributors to the cookbook include:
Nadim Abbas, Osei Bonsu, Oscar Chan Yik Long, Leo Li Chen, Yin-ru Chen, Amy Cheng, Cheng Ting Ting, Clara Cheung, Luke Ching Chin Wai, Heman Chong, Freya Chou, Olivia Chow, Mark Chung, Tyler Coburn, Cosmin Costinas, Hendrik Folkerts, Inti Guerrero, Mariam Ghani, Sheela Gowda, Ho Rui An, James T. Hong, Ip Wai Lung, Jao Chia-En, Lee Kit, Godwin Koay, Anders Kreuger, Sarah Lai Cheuk Wah, Lai Chih-Sheng, Firenze Lai, Lam Hoi Sin, Jims Lam Chi Hang, Lau Wai, Leung Chi Wo, Christina Li, Qinyi Lim, Lyno Vuth, Lesley Ma, Raimundas Malasauskas, Michikazu Matsune, Elaine Ng, Pak Sheung Chuen, Mina Park, Qu Chang, Apoorva Rajagopal, Stefan Rusu, Paola Sinisterra & Ignacio Garcia, Song Ta, Simon Soon, Tang Kwok Hin, Eason Tsang Ka Wai, Chantal Wong, Morgan Wong, Wong Binghao, Ming Wong, Brian Kuan Wood, Frances Wu Giarratano, Trevor Yeung, Yeung Yang, Samson Young, and many more!

The Unappropriated Recipes is an unusual, unfathomable, and unprecedented cookbook that celebrates Hong Kong, through the ingredients special to various artists and their relationships with this city and Para Site. The publication is a sharing of manifestations of personal experiences, perceptions, interventions, reactions to Hong Kong, dedicated to the city’s melting pot culture and fusion approach to food and life.

The cookbook is an invitation to readers to experience Hong Kong like never before. Our family at Para Site strongly believes in the communal culture of sharing food. As we always make sure our guests are fed well with art and cuisine, we would like to extend a metaphorical potluck to the rest of the world.

The Kickstarter Campaign

Launching on 31 August 2016, the 35-day online crowdfunding campaign encourages individuals from around the world to get involved in this community effort. Para Site hopes to raise 80,000 HKD to turn this project into a publication that can be widely shared. In return, supporters of the campaign get a chance to receive a variety of unique and not-to-be-missed rewards. The rewards include a newly launched series of limited edition cookware designed by writer Brian Kuan Wood, and artists Cheng Ting Ting, Heman Chong, Lam Hoi Sin, and Michikazu Matsune.

For more details about the rewards and the Kickstarter campaign, please visit http://goo.gl/p758jK.

The independent jury of the Art Basel Crowdfunding Initiative has endorsed this project. Check out their curated page to learn about other great cultural projects: https://www.kickstarter.com/pages/artbasel.

About Para Site

Para Site is Hong Kong’s leading contemporary art centre and one of the oldest and most active independent art institutions in Asia. It produces exhibitions, publications, discursive, and educational projects aimed at forging a critical understanding of local and international phenomena in art and society. Founded in 1996, Para Site is celebrating its 20th year of supporting artists and reinventing Hong Kong’s art scene.

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Closed on Monday, Tuesday and Public Holidays

22/F, Wing Wah Industrial Building
677 King’s Road
Quarry Bay
Hong Kong

For enquiries, please contact:

Maxson Tsang
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +852 2586 7820

Olivia Chow
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +852 2517 4620