Charming Tastes and Fragrance: Literature and Visual Arts Exhibition
Feb
1
to Feb 17

Charming Tastes and Fragrance: Literature and Visual Arts Exhibition

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The exhibition explores our food culture through examining the theory of Four States (cold, hot, warm and cool) and Five Flavours (spicy, sweet, bitter, sour and salty), inspired by the kaleidoscopic nature of Chinese herbal combinations. Based on these teachings, we have broken down our topic into three conditions: our dining experience (people), the touch and taste of food (emotions and senses), and the look of food (shape). Each artist or writer/author will engage in a multi-disciplinary dialogue to express their ideation of the Four States and Five Flavours. The nine sets of outcomes, whether in text or visuals, aspire to open up our daily experience with food.

Programme of Jockey Club "Passing the Past" Local Literature Education-for-All Programme - Hong Kong Literature Season: Mixed Flavors

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Charming Tastes and Fragrance: Literature and Visual Arts Exhibition
Dec
28
to Jan 17

Charming Tastes and Fragrance: Literature and Visual Arts Exhibition

The exhibition explores our food culture through examining the theory of Four States (cold, hot, warm and cool) and Five Flavours (spicy, sweet, bitter, sour and salty), inspired by the kaleidoscopic nature of Chinese herbal combinations. Based on these teachings, we have broken down our topic into three conditions: our dining experience (people), the touch and taste of food (emotions and senses), and the look of food (shape). Each artist or writer/author will engage in a multi-disciplinary dialogue to express their ideation of the Four States and Five Flavours. The nine sets of outcomes, whether in text or visuals, aspire to open up our daily experience with food.

Programme of Jockey Club "Passing the Past" Local Literature Education-for-All Programme - Hong Kong Literature Season: Mixed Flavors

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16.52 Sqm Open Sea
Nov
22
to Jan 5

16.52 Sqm Open Sea

Art in the contemporary world is no longer divided by geographical boundaries, yet, the significance of the ocean remains unaltered. More often, the ocean is not depicted as literal and specific but as an abstract symbol. The exhibition 16.52 Sqm Open Sea brings together the works of nineteen contemporary Asian artists, each bringing forth a fragment of the ocean, in order to complete a unified 'horizon line' within the gallery space. 


The show is curated by Xn Office, a curator group initated by art history researcher Xu Dan and artist Ni Youyu.

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Deep Silence
Dec
13
to Dec 29

Deep Silence

Co-presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Hong Kong Art School Alumni Network, the exhibition features the works of 29 practicing artists who are also the alumni of the Hong Kong Art School. Let's look at the artists' exquisite ways of seeing things and listen to the words deeply embedded in their works in the world dominated by noises and anxieties at this Christmas!

The exhibits are for sale and part of the proceeds will be donated to the Hong Kong Art School for development use. Let’s support local art and arts education at this Christmas!

Opening hours:
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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HAS-BEEN-THERE
Aug
11
to Sep 15

HAS-BEEN-THERE

Has-been-there is derived from French philosopher Roland Barthes’ concept “That-has-been”, which posits that the essence of the unique medium of photography is its ability to capture a moment of existence and truth instantly. The exhibition extends the idea by looking at the artist as a lens that traces incidences, happenings, or emotions at a certain time and place. With an emphasis on “there”, the exhibition explores authorship, personal emotion, diaspora, as well as urban and contemporary affairs experienced by local artists in the tumultuous city.

As spectators, audiences are invited to look at a work’s “studium”—its objective symbolic meaning—and to further delve into the piece through its “punctum”—the individually-dependent element that “pierces the viewer” personally (introduced by Roland Barthes in his book Camera Lucida).

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Hong Kong Perspectives
Jul
2
to Jul 30

Hong Kong Perspectives

Hong Kong Perspectives” will present different perspectives and aspects of art creation in Hong Kong, by three artists: Chen Tong, Szelit Cheung and Fiona Wong. While we are viewing an object, its possible forms have been already framed by the borders of our consciousness. A present “view” is sincerely objective yet reflects oneself as well, thus different ways of viewing in the same space indeed constitute their respective concerns. Chen Tong and Szelit Cheung were both born in Mainland China, respectively depict “view” and “person” yet both pointing at anxiety and tremble beyond their identities. Fiona Wong’s ceramics on the other hand depict the alternative side of “view”, which delicately presents her native Hong Kong landscapes as well as her memory. From identity, political situation to humanity, those stories echo through the history of Hong Kong.

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Szelit Cheung : Stand II
Sep
9
to Oct 13

Szelit Cheung : Stand II

a.m. space proudly presents “Szelit Cheung: Stand II”, a solo exhibition by Hong Kong artist Szelit Cheung. The concept of the works in the exhibition is originally created by the artist in order to depict the anxious experiences while people are being looked at by others. Cheung takes the nature of photography and the psychological reactions of the people in the photos as a metaphor that indicates the emotions in between “seeing” and “being seen”, and the tension within photography and painting.

The difference between individuals and others can be the trigger of discrimination. The feeling of anxiety grows under the pressure of hostile feeling and scrutiny. Surrounded by gazes from others, the mind that used to be spacious gradually retracts, body and pose become stiff and people usually feel too weak to resist the situation. People are used to revealing the best part of oneself in front of the camera. However, this sometimes makes us feel nervous and difficult to act normally. While being photographed, the awkward emotion of the situation is similar to that of being stared at by others or being under the pressure of other people’s points of view.

The reference photos of this series were chosen from magazines and Szelit Cheung’s family photos at the beginning. Then he started taking pictures of his friends during the process of the project. The artist selects the photos based on their potential to be transformed into paintings as well as the similarity of emotional feelings between the artist himself and the photos. This is an ongoing project in which Cheung continues to discover the dialogue between his personal experiences and creative practice.

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Critical Point
Jun
13
to Jul 26

Critical Point

​Autonomy is the pride of an individual, and yet with the drastic changes of our time such “core value” of autonomy is often obscured by deviations of human nature, and so, people know not what course to take amidst indecipherable social unrest as they are tangled with ever-changing “stances and positions”. Dichotomy seems to be convenient tool for criticism, but with “opposition” being the basis of all judgment, we end up being driven to the cage-coffin of analytic philosophy and are further polarized on contradictory grounds.

Crane Galley presents the work of Liao Chao-Hao (廖昭豪)、Cheung Szelit(張施烈) and Wu Po-Han(吳柏翰), whose creative ideas converged at the theme “Critical Point”. The exhibition not only captures interpersonal phenomena but offer itself as a reflection of our own core values through diverse interpretative pathways of interpersonal, regional and epochal events. The 3 artists utilized different media and forms and yet all of them have coincidentally evoked “Wall” as their main symbol.

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All Day Breakfast
Jan
10
to Feb 3

All Day Breakfast

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Special thanks to:
ACO
Justice Centre Hong Kong and Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize
Wendy and Graham (Donors of the artist-in-residency stay)

An exhibition of a journey in Cogtinac, a small village in Provence, France.

The Justice Centre Hong Kong offers the prize winner of Hong Kong Human Rights Art Price an an artist-in-residency stay in Provence for two weeks in July 2014.

Cotignac is a small commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region in southeastern France. For us, Cotignac is a strange land with wild landscapes. We spent our time wandering through forest, churches and castles and listening to whistle from the valley. We were surrounded by the renowned Provencal vivid colour of trees, flowers and cloudless sky. It was too beautiful and overwhelming that we could not forget or believe. The air, time and land of Cotignac were haunting but fragile.

In this show, "holiday mood”will be a starting point of Szelit’s work when Elva will focus on the colour-tone of Cotignac.

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Here or not here
Jan
11
to Feb 15

Here or not here

Fotanian Open Studio 2014 will be started on 11th January and run through two consecutive weekends. This year, the A·lift will continue to present a special project in its homeplace. One of the exhibition will be “Here or not here” by promising artist CHEUNG Sze-lit, presenting the latest series of his oil paintings. Taking inspirations from still lifes and appealing news photos, the artist channels his sentiments brought by those images into paintings with his personal interpretaion. The exhibitions will be held on ft 804.

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Disturbances
Mar
9
to Mar 28

Disturbances

Gallery EXIT is pleased to present "Disturbances", a group exhibition with works by Casper Hiu Kwan CHAN, Szelit CHEUNG, Elva LAI, Firenze LAI, LING Pui Sze, Lulu NGIE and TANG Kwok Hin.

The exhibition exposes the viewer to a surreal world where control paradigms, plans and structures are put into jeopardy. What is left is an acceptance to chaos, an acknowledgment of our incapability of becoming a "Body Without Organs" (Deleuze and Guattari, "A Thousand Plateaus").

Society, with its values and all the arbitrary and unnatural binary structures of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, age etc., inhibit us from an uncontrolled, ungoverned, spontaneous existence. From the moment we come into being, we introject these ethics into the construct of an artificial fabricated personality. As Deleuze puts it, society is a hierarchical organism, where everybody is one part of an economic infrastructure without any space for free will, variety or identity.

The works on view proclaim the possibility of a failure; the paradox of fighting against a status quo that could never be defeated. They delve into the friction that is created when the innate idea of the self tries to challenge the artifice of a socially acquired personality. In a convergence of multimedia works, "disturbances" will reveal the emergence of social and personal disturbances in a display of corruption of the mind, alienation, perversion and madness.

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Stand
Dec
5
to Jan 16

Stand

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The A‧lift Gallery 'CHECKPOINT' is pleased to present the solo exhibition of CHEUNG Sze-lit on December 2012. He was born in Mainland China, then moved to Hong Kong when he was a child. He has obtained a Bachelor Degree of Fine Arts at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. Sze-lit is now a full-time painter. Pencil drawing and oil painting are his main practice. He tends to observe and think about the relationship between himself, the surrounding people and environment. In this exhibition, he refers to Roland Barthes's "La Chambre claire: Note sur la Photographie", in which he uses Roland's concept on photographing as a base to investigate the relationship between seeing and being seen, the figure and the beholder. Using portrait photography as a blueprint, he tries to depict the reaction and condition of the figure.

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something old, something new.
Oct
5
to Dec 4

something old, something new.

Everything has its own beauty, If, we are willing to discover. Sometimes, an old object values beyond the others, that its presence indicates how people lived and created in the past. As the past passed, it is nice to know that, handcraft remains.

Handmakers of nowadays create with contemporary aesthetics, In a blend of old and new manners.

While we are looking closely at the handmade things, We may sense something – the makers’ attitudes.

Their products are an extension of their minds, And they are most alive.

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Szelit Cheung Solo Exhibition
Sep
8
to Sep 28

Szelit Cheung Solo Exhibition

平靜的心與不確定的雲 – 張施烈作品展

天上的雲永遠不會停下來,除了被拍攝下來﹔攝影機雖然拍攝了雲最獨特的時刻,但這影像只會是雲或拍攝者的過去樣式。

張施烈企圖透過這曾經存在的雲的圖像,去反映其某時某刻的心中景況,年青的歲月,竟然選擇寧靜的感覺,在風雨欲來的香港環境下,尋找內心的平靜。

自由自在的雲有自己的行走規律,它不會想到其形態會被凝固下來,然後又有第二次被複製的事情,然而更加想像不到在這個再複製的圖像內,仍然有著運行的形態。

人的肉身因為滿載了生命力,身體永遠在搖晃﹔加上求生存的因素,造成了終日忙碌的生活,要靜下來,就必須要付出一點努力。可以想像施烈在創作時,無論心境或身體應該有很多停息的時候,而郁動的時段會是短暫的,因為組成雲的圖像正是零碎且輕淡的點的視覺元素,這浮游的圖像與雲當時的形態就因此重疊起來了。

雲變化萬千,我們不需要追求其最確實的形狀,在施烈而言,它造就了冥想的機會、和自我生命的反省,在存活和搖晃中,尋求多一點的生命意義。若論藝術需以人為本時,在施烈的創作的過程中,它發生了一點功效,同時在這一刻開始,浩瀚的雲與微小的人的互動遊戲正式開展了。


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Fresh Trend 2012
Aug
15
to Aug 27

Fresh Trend 2012

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"Fresh Trend 2012" is a joined art student exhibition organized by Hong Kong Art Network and 1a space to showcase latest artistic trends of local young artists. Participants include 30 fresh art graduates from Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University and Hong Kong Art School.

The exhibition will take place in Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, Kennedy Road, Central from 15 to 27 Aug and in 1a space, Cattle Depot Artist Village from 15 Aug to 2 Sept. Creative works of students will be exhibited. They include paintings, photography, sculptures, videos, installations, etc. A penal of judges will select 3 graduates to be awarded and galleries will organize solos for those winners.

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From Studium to Punctum
Jul
7
to Jul 28

From Studium to Punctum

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From Studium to Punctum - Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Graduation Exhibition 2012 is co-presented by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University and the Hong Kong Art School. The exhibition will be held from 7 – 28 July at the Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre. Thirty-nine emerging artists will showcase their works, in diverse mediums that include Ceramics, Painting, Sculpture, Photography and Multimedia Installation. This year’s graduation exhibition is titled “From Studium to Punctum”. In his book “Camera Lucida”, Roland Barthes applied the twin concepts of “studium” and “punctum” on photography. Studium denotes the cultural, linguistic, and political interpretation, while punctum depicts the wounding, personally touching detail. The duality of these cohesive forces offers dynamic possibilities while the graduates have focused on the exploration between general interpretations and distinctive visions.

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Tomorrow's Weather
May
15
to May 31

Tomorrow's Weather

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Tomorrow's Weather - a group exhibition by Hong Kong young talents. It's truly a wonderful evening with joy & happiness. Thanks to my lecturers who have given positive comments, to all artists who have made their best efforts to make this exhibition come true, and to those who have come this evening. i really felt excited even though Im getting exhausted to create this show.

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The Piece
May
11
to Jun 3

The Piece

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This exhibition to be held in this May 2012 will be the first exhibition as well as the first Alumni Event of the Gallery, providing the art lovers with an exquisite chance to view the artworks of the School’s alumni. The works to be showcased this time will all be the favorite pieces that lead to a turning point or a defining moment in the artistic development during the school days of our Alumni.

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Curiouser! Curiouser!
Apr
7
to Apr 29

Curiouser! Curiouser!

It is a work of research conducting in the city. They do not need to use any fancy apparatus, but observe the world in their own way. It is the value of being an artist. Expanding the boundary of the ordinary; guarding the fringe of the tradition; breaking the habit of our inertia. To keep wondering if we are the same person from yesterday. It is an adventure to the unknown.

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Circuit
Jan
6
to Jan 20

Circuit

Gallery EXIT presents Circuit, a group exhibition of works by Szelit Cheung, Hsu Yinling, Ko Sin Tung, Moling Tsui, Gladys Wu and Trevor Yeung. At a time of the year when hopes and aspirations are supposedly abundant, this exhibition examines the cycle of volition. The selection of works connect to suggest a paradigm of desire and reality mediated by fantasy.

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