審查藝術: 難為色情/情色定分界

Translated title of the contribution: Art Censorship: The Ambiguous Definitions of Pornography / Erotica

黎明海, 陶穎康

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Abstract

本文旨在通過審視香港特別行政區政府轄下的淫褻物品審裁處歷年就情色藝術所作的爭議裁決,以呈現該藝術範疇在香港的發展趨向,及其所面對的種種難題。涉及情色題材或元素的藝術創作絶非近年的產物。本文將時間撥到二十世紀初,並以順時序的形式,逐步剖析香港的社會文化語境與情色藝術的鑑賞有密不可分的關係。同時,香港早年的流行文化傾向模糊色情及情色的界線,甚至以藝術包裝色情。文章亦以此為切入點,嘗試闡釋這類手法如何影響香港人的性觀念,以至對當代藝術中的情色元素的賞析。

By probing into controversial judgments made by the Obscene Article Tribunal of HKSAR government on erotic/ borderline artworks, this essay examines the development of this particular art subject, as well as difficulties it has encountered insofar in Hong Kong. Erotic/ borderline content in art-making is never a recent phenomenon. By tracing back to early 1900s, we aim to manifest, by a chronological approach, the appreciation of erotic/ borderline art is closely related to Hong Kong's socio-cultural context. We would also show in cases that pornography in popular culture was once and has still been wrapped in the packing of “art”, and try to explain how the abundance pool of erotic/ sex-related materials in popular culture mold the sexual attitude of most ordinary citizens of Hong Kong, which unavoidably affects their perception of erotic/ borderline content in contemporary art.
Translated title of the contributionArt Censorship: The Ambiguous Definitions of Pornography / Erotica
Original languageMultiple languages
Title of host publication香港視覺藝術年鑑2014
Editors 唐錦騰
Publisher香港中文大學藝術系
Pages162-180
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9789627055259
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

User-Defined Keywords

  • 香港藝術
  • 淫褻物品審裁處
  • 色情/情色藝術內容
  • 審查
  • Hong Kong Art
  • erotic/ borderline art content
  • pornography
  • censorship
  • Obscene Article Tribunal

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