Presenter: Hong Kong Arts Development Council Date: 9 - 27/3/2016 (Mon to Sun) Time: 10am - 8pm Participating Artists: Ip Hiu-man, Ho Sin-tung, Wong Chi-fai, Lau Hok-shing
The portrait of a city is a recollection of memories. Sometimes, writers tap into their emotion and imagination inspired in the place. The exhibition focuses primarily on literary texts to illustrate writers’ intimate and at times, surreal with an object from their memories – drawing, video recording, sound recording, – and journey through remembered or imagined landscape.
Ho was born in Hong Kong and graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her two-dimensional work predominantly uses pencil, graphite and watercolour in combination with found and ready-made images – including the use of stickers, maps, charts, rubber-stamps and timelines. These are reinterpreted to narrate stories of places, relationships and periods of time often within a considered, objective historical setting. Recent exhibitions included “Icarus Shrugged” (2015) at Hanart TZ Gallery, SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul 2014: Ghosts, Spies and Grandmothers, Seoul Museum of Art etc.
Ip graduated from Department of Chinese, Lingnan University. Ip won the novel champion for Youth Literary Awards in open category. Apart from plant -related work , Ip is also a painter and writer, her painting and literary works have published in various newspapers and magazines. Published books included, picture book To Say a Word of Love and the short story collection Kill the Bandits, and illustrations for the poetry works Chinese Poems from Provence and Hong Kong Poetry. Ip loves the nature and enjoys nature writing in recent years. Related publications include In Search of Flowers and In Search of Flowers 2 in 2014 and 2016.
Lau has now been working as an independent artist and Lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University. He received his Bachelor Degree of Arts (Fine Art) and Master Degree in Fine Art at RMIT University in 2005 and 2007 respectively. Lau's 3-dimensional pieces speak of his personal stories, employing Chinese History and Literature as referential languages. His recent show includes "Say Hello to Hello” (Gallery EXIT, 2014), “"Uncertainty Principle” (The A. Lift Gallery CHECKPOINT, 2013). In 2004 & 2005 he is the Finalist in Philippe Charriol Art Foundation Annual Open Competition.
Wong graduated from the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He works on media art, comics, video, installation and theatre design. Recent exhibitions include “Comic Daemons Exhibition” (pub Art Gallery, 2013), “COMIC Exhibition” (Foreign Correspondents' Club, 2014) and “16@Just Space” (Just Space, 2014).