Borrowed People - A painting exhibition connecting people, objects and places
We have invited seven artists from different places to take part in this exhibition entitled “Borrowed People”, and they are Cheng Tsai-tung, Cho Yeou-jui, Toru Harada, Basmat Levin, Tom O’Dea, Siuhak, and Frank Vigneron. The participating artists come from different parts of the world. They speak different languages and have different cultural backgrounds. They have, however, settled down for some time in one of these three cities: Hong Kong, Shanghai and Hangzhou. This project first started in 2015. The curatorial team visited Hong Kong, Shanghai and Hangzhou a number of times, meeting the artists for interviews and selecting the works to be shown. The exhibition “borrows” from each artist paintings which are representative of his/her art making, including a new series completed in recent years and a selected earlier work. Interwoven with works across a number of years, the exhibition explores the association between people, objects and places, and talks about the value of diversity and the many faces of contemporary painting.