Rising Above 水盡雲起
The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection 金賽收藏之非洲裔美國人的藝術及歷史
Translated by Edward Zhou and Elena Cheung 周政、張寶儀 中譯
December 2016
72 pages
8.25" x 10.875", Color illustrations throughout
HK$100 (Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, and Taiwan only)
US$16 (Other Countries)
Paperback 978-988-19024-2-9

This book is published to coincide with the exhibition Rising Above: The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection. The documentary value of The Kinsey Collection encompasses 400 years of history and portrays the unparalleled achievements of a people that have succeeded—often against great odds—to create its own identity within the American Dream, an economic and social triumph understood and celebrated the world over. The documents and artefacts shown in this exhibition—the very first display of The Kinsey Collection outside the U.S.—pertains to African emigrants and their life-stories, but, beyond a specific people, they speak for the social engagement and success, inclusion and exclusion, as well as the massive contribution of a minority group in our increasingly globalised world.

此書之出版是為配合《水盡雲起:金賽收藏之非洲裔美國人的藝術及歷史》展覽。金賽收藏的文獻價值非常之高,涵蓋四百年歷史,並清晰描摹非洲裔族群的空前成就,他們通常面對巨大的社會不公,卻依舊在「美國夢」中尋得一席之地,並取得全球傳頌的經濟與社會成功。此次展覽是金賽收藏第一次走出美國,其中展出的文獻和藝術品,與非洲移民及其生命故事息息相關;但是超越此特定群體之外,這些收藏亦代表社會參與和成功,包容和隔離,以及少數族裔在當今愈發全球化的世界中的巨大貢獻。