On Ideology and Art Creation: Vienna vs. Hong Kong

  • Shui Ki Law
Keywords: art world, ideology, Hong Kong, Vienna, Klaus Peter Scheuringer


A student essay for the Special Student Issue of the Journal of Extreme Anthropology accompanying the art exhibition 'Artist's Waste, Wasted Artists', which opened in Vienna on the 19th of September 2017 and was curated by the students of social anthropology at the University of Vienna. This essay considers the difference between the art worlds in Vienna and Hong Kong, focusing in particular on the differing ideologies of creation and structural limitations, utilizing the work on ideology by Louis Althusser. The essay is also based on interviews with the Viennese artist Klaus Peter Scheuringer.