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2023
 

Bon Voyage
畢業旅行 Bon Voyage
Mar 4, 2023 - Apr 232023

Bon Voyage’ features 5 recent graduates from the bachelor’s degree of Hong Kong Art School to encourage the development of their artistic journey and help them gain a foothold in the art world. 

 

Chan King-long, Fung Wing-yan, Lam Hoi-yi, Lam Yan-tung Bonnie, Ngai So-fan have graduated for almost a year and have consolidated gradually their distinct creative context and expression, taking the form of painting, photography, ceramics, installation and performance art. The title ‘Bon Voyage’ was heartfelt wishes sent by the curators Chan Sai-lok and Rachel Cheung to congratulate them on completing their studies and to embolden the artists to venture and explore. A bold adventure requires wisdom and courage to probe unexplored possibilities and expand career opportunities; whereas an exploration limits not only to geographical or national boundaries, it sets out to break through familiar ideas and forms as well as accumulate life experiences. Through this exhibition, we hope to introduce these five emerging artists from Hong Kong to the industry and the public and witness their growth together.

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Opening Reception and Performance|9 March 2023, 6-8pm

Exhibition Period|4 March 2023 - 23  April 2023

Venue|1a space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village
Artist|Chan King-long, Fung Wing-yan, Lam Hoi-yi, Lam Yan-tung Bonnie, Ngai So-fan
Curator|Chan Sai-lok, Rachel Cheung

Floating Platforms

香港浸會大學栽種和平項目藝術展覽 HKBU Cultivating Peace program art exhibition

——《飄浮板塊 Floating Platforms》

 

Somewhere on the sea, there are countless sole floating platforms. Occasionally, they approach each other, at where they meet may generate different shapes of land through different forms of collision. They merge, push, or separate. The process of encounter is uncontrollable yet malleable.

 

Initiated by the Cultivating Peace Project of Hong Kong Baptist University, it involves a group of university students, secondary school students and Hong Kong artists to meet and work together for several months. Through community tours, group sharings, creative exercises, etc., they get to know each other and explore the possibility of interpersonal and community peace. Through a series of works, the exhibition attempts to explore the changing distance and boundary between people, trace the balance point of relationship in the process, and at the same time connect to a broader context of the local community.

 

Floating platforms challenge the trust between us and others. Before stability, may this process bring you to some wider lands.

 

展覽日期 Exhibition Period:

4-14/5/2023

11:00 - 19:00

 

地點 Venue:

1a space(香港九龍土瓜灣馬頭角道63號牛棚藝術村14號 Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong)

 

開幕 Opening:

日期 Date: 4/5/2023 (四 Thur) 

時間 Time: 17:30-18:30

地點 Venue: 香港九龍土瓜灣馬頭角道63號牛棚藝術村8號 Unit 8, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

 

參展藝術家 Participating artists:

島仔藝術 Dou Chai Arts

鄧國騫 Kwok-hin Tang

Rajat Sharma

梁翠萍 Sally Leung

李卓媛 Sharon Lee

蕭俞 Zoe Siu

 

參與學校 Participating schools:

聖公會諸聖中學 S.K.H. All Saints' Middle School

聖公會白約翰會督中學 S.K.H. Bishop Baker Secondary School

 

策展人 Curator:

梁翠萍 Sally Leung

 

主辦 Organized by: 香港浸會大學中華基督宗教研究中心 Centre for Sino-Christian Studies, HKBU, 香港浸會大學校牧處 Chaplain's Office, HKBU

協辦 Co-organized by: 聖雅各福群會 St. James' Settlement

贊助 Sponsored by: 田家炳基金會 Tin Ka Ping Foundation, 亞洲基督教高等教育聯合董事會 The United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia, 香港浸會大學創意研究院 Institute of Creativity, HKBU

計劃伙伴 Project partner: 1a space, 香港浸會大學創新服務學習中心 Centre for Innovative Service-Learning, HKBU

orange Orange

The word 'orange' has two distinct yet synchronic meanings in English - orange refers to both the fruit and the color. Two meanings are closely linked because the color of an orange fruit is orange while orange reflects itself as its color. Which came first, the color orange or the fruit? And why was the orange named after its own color, while a banana was not called 'yellow.'

orange Orange is an art exhibition which questions the notion of socially engaged art and community art in Hong Kong by introducing co-creation frameworks that involve the community in the art-making process. The show features the works of artists from Ipseng and Gabby & Darren, as well as the dialogue documentation and the collaborative process of participants from 1a Lab's Collage City who worked closely with these artists.

By involving the community in the creation of art, orange Orange creates a platform to think about mutual learning and shared experience in studio teaching. It highlights the ways in shared decision-making and yields effective outcomes. 'Effective' in this sense refers to the creation of a space where people - funding bodies, curators, working staffs, artists, workshop participants, exhibition viewers, and everyday people - can be connected, cared for, and have fun.

To curate a show with diverse works like this, is a little bit like dealing with oranges and bananas. Some of the messages are easy to read, others need to get decoded. Artists follow different strategies as the participants look at works of art with diverse backgrounds and experiences. orange Orange wants to invite all of us to leave the limits of ours. 

In Iris's work, it lies a curiosity to grope as a flaneur does.
In Mui's work, it lies a vitality nearing the animism of ancients.
In Ringo's work, it lies a super-encounterer to cultivate serendipity. 
In Puiyi's work, it lies a momentum arrested by matter ready to bounce.
In Yumi's work, it lies a mastery of navigating unseen forces in a volatile world.
In Issac's work, it lies an innate aptitude to imbue old wounds with an enlivening vitality.
In Igor's work, it lies an illumination of the psyche exposing the workings of oppressive forces.

orange Orange invites artists and participants as equal co-authors to overcome the deadlocked boundaries of our thinking in order to sharpen our perception together. Only through new ways of seeing can the works of art experience new, unusual interpretations and inspire artists to create new works. This is the only way bananas can turn orange.

 

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Opening Reception|9 June 2023, 6 - 8 p.m.
Exhibition Period|9 June 2023 - 30 June 2023, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Close on Mondays)
Venue|1a space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village
Artist|1a Lab’s Collage City, Gabby & Darren, Ipseng
Curator|Debe Sham
 
Documentation Showcase and Open Studio:

Ipseng's Studio  
Date|17 - 18 June 2023 (Sat, Sun)
Time|11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Venue|Room 365, 8/F, 365 - 367 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

Gabby & Darren's Studio
Date|24 - 25 June 2023 (Sat, Sun)
Time|11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Venue|Room 367 12/F, 365 - 367 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

 

orange Orange in Conversation #1 : the Artists and Participants in Dialogue

Conversation 1|9 June 2023, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Venue|1a space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village
Participants|Brenda Chan, Igor Chan, Iris Yeung, Issac Wong, Jenny Pang, Kitty Chan, Mary Ho, Mui Hoi Ying, Puiyi Leung, Ringo Lo, and Yumi Cheung
Moderate by Debe Sham, curator of orange Orange

◈ Free of charge. All are welcomed

 

orange Orange om Conversation #2 & #3

Topic|An Orange After Dinner

Conversation 2|17 June 2023, 7 - 9 p.m.
Venue|Room 365, 8/F, 365-367 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai
Participating Artists|Igor Chan, Yumi Cheung, Mui Hoi Ying, Iris Yeung

Conversation 3|24 June 2023, 7 - 9 p.m.
Venue|Gabby & Darren's Studio (Room 367, 12/F, 365-367 Hennessy Rd, Wan Chai)
Participating Artists|Issac Wong, Puiyi Leung, Ringo Lo

(I stay quiet as a stone),「from there to here」。