life is elsewhere: you know where to find me
Nov 25, 2022 - Jan 31, 2023
The exhibition of the Mid-Career project, 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞: 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐞, will take place from 25 Nov 2022 to 31 Jan 2023 and will be presenting artwork by artist Jolene Mok.
Mid-Career calls for a trio group composed of an artist, a curator and a researcher to participate in the Artist Exhibition & Publication Series. In response to the shortage of mid-career retrospectives in Hong Kong and the need of documenting and researching the local art ecology, aim to initiate a long-term commitment to a series of comprehensive solo exhibitions and high-quality publications dedicated to mid-career artists.
Photography, film and video have been the chief media of Jolene’s works in the past decade. These creations relied heavily on the support and resources provided by the people and places of the residency programmes she participated in, and often had to be completed within a specific time limit.
In this sense, her works can basically be seen as an intuitive response to her experiences and surroundings. Hence, journeys on the sea, Scandinavian mountains, shopping arcades in Japan can all become the subject of her works.
Peer to Peer: UK/HK 2022
Sep 26, 2022 - Oct 09, 2022
Back/Forth is a mail art exchange project between artists C & G and Mark Chung in response to stories and memories collected from public participants about the same streets that “exist” both in Sheffield, UK and Hong Kong.
This project was triggered by the encounter of Harcourt Road in Sheffield by C & G one day. While Harcourt Road in Hong Kong has been an important site for social movements in Hong Kong, the Harcourt Road in Sheffield is such a peaceful site nearby parks and the city museum with lots of beautiful trees. The artists understand it is because of the colonial history that the UK and HK have so many streets sharing the same names but, in the current project, they attempt to go beyond the grand history by connecting these streets with individuals’ stories and experiences.
Peer to Peer: UK/HK 2022
Peer to Peer: UK/HK 2022 is a programme designed to inspire and encourage meaningful cultural exchange between the UK and Hong Kong’s visual arts sectors and to forge enduring partnerships.
This builds on the success of our Pilot Festival in 2020.
nine UK visual arts organisations have developed partnerships with nine organisations in Hong Kong to create unique projects
encouraging exchange between more than 43 artists and over 160 students, in and from each place
A public online festival – from 26th September until 9th October 2022 – curated and shaped by and with the partner organisations – provides an exciting culmination to the programme.
For more information, please refer to the official project website: https://peertopeerexchange.org/projects/back-forth
Fill in the Space: mirare
Apr 22, 2022 – Jun 19, 2022
mirare is the finale of the Fill in the Space Joint Exhibition Series that showcases works by Meko Cheng and Jessica Fu from 22 April to 19 June 2022.
The FITS programme starts with a residency at Cattle Depot, and is going to end with a Cattle Depot-themed exhibition. The exhibition mirare recreates space by producing installations that connect with the architectural characteristics of Cattle Depot, in response to its history and transformation as a slaughterhouse to an arts village. Meko produces balanced and structured installations to trigger imagination, guiding the audience through discovering, observing, and entering an illusory reality; Jessica uses projection to create immersive experiences in an attempt to encourage reflections on the current human condition.
Participating Artists (in alphabetical order)
Meko Cheng received her B.A fine art from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2019. Her work is about representation of material, weight and physical manifestation. Through its balanced structure, the material shows a limited relationship with time. Therefore, her works are often in a state of balance and imbalance, calmness and flow, showing the tension and contrast of materials.
Jessica Fu received her Master of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She experiments with formlessness material and its metaphor to ask the philosophical question, “What is reality” through site-specific works. Her work has been exhibited internationally since 2010. Currently she teaches part-time at various institutions in Hong Kong.
Kalen Lee and 1a space