Ceramics Show by Non-ceramics Artists
I think ceramics has a gap with the development of contemporary art. For ceramics, its nature is making singular objects by hands with raw material and craftsmanship. But now everybody has been influenced by ‘everything is a simulacrum', as if there is no ‘singularity’ anymore. I am interested to look into this distance from the simulacrum-discourse. Inviting non-ceramics contemporary artists with different backgrounds to do ceramics is my first attempt to see what will come out if your approaches return to the ‘original’, to singularity. But this exhibition for me is to collect outcomes, so there is completely no limitation on your directions, just that you are using clay.
Curated by Annie WAN Lai Kuen
Artists: John Aiken, Kurt Chan Yuk Keung, Luke Ching Chin Wai., Francis Yu, Ivy Ma, Jaffa Lam Laam
1a space Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artists Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
DATE AND TIME
6 – 29 MAY
11am – 7pm (TUE – SUN & Public Holidays)
Closed on MON
The sands of the beach are polished by the sun, the sea, the moon, the wind, day by day, into a beautiful white. What will the sand to do with being white? Still a long journey to go. When artists are going into their midlife, how aging is reflected by their works? This is an exhibition showing the diversity of middle age artists. They are voices from the post 60s and 50s. It is a disclosure of private feelings under specific Hong Kong context. It shows the emotional and political complexity on aging. Also, generation gap is such a focal point in recent political debate, how artists address to this? Ten local artists from different disciplines are invited to have a reflexive creative response to the question: how aging starts to have impacts on your spiritual, creative and identity creation after umbrella movement. Aging is now a globalized social fact, yet not only about economic figures or body changed, but also sense of history, discourse on experiences, memories and identity, aging and cultural ecology, time and media progression, and spiritual transformation. The exhibition aims at unleashing more voices from post 60s and start up public conversation on cultural meanings of aging.
Curated by Cally Yu from Grey and Green Ping Pong
Artists: Ching Wah Chan (painting and text), Enoch Cheung (multimedia),Virginia Sau Man Chu (music and movement), Bryan Chung Wai Ching (multimedia), Lo King Wah (video), Benny Lau (installation), Anson Mak (sound installation), Annie Wan (ceramics), Cally Yu (text)
Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artists Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon
DATE AND TIME
5 – 28 JUN 11am – 7pm (TUE – SUN & Public Holidays)
Closed on MON