《忽略文學》 許維強、黎振寧、田禮文 聯展
德國哲學家黑格爾（Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel）將藝術總結為三類，去到浪漫型藝術，他預視這種帶有無限主體性的藝術（包括文學）將走到盡頭，要脫變才可繼續發展，這是他有名的《藝術已死》（The End of Art）。
之後羅蘭·巴特（Roland Gérard Barthes）的《作者之死》（The Death of the Author），乃至多媒體世代超文本及互文性的爆發。作者之沒落、讀者之地位提升、文本之無限再演譯及延伸，按這脈絡文學已不再是以其「本相」出現，而是以其「忽略的本相」發展，甚至走向所謂的「消失存在」。
黎振寧，1972年香港出生， 2011年獲皇家墨爾本理工大學(香港藝術學院合辦)藝術學士，主修繪畫，並獲得澳洲墨爾本理工大學西門子獎學金。2014年曾應邀參與余偉聯個展「太快樂就跌一跤都有趣」的行為藝術表演。2017年籌劃及進行行動聯展「有啲干擾」。兼任正／側畫廊經理，與畫廊團隊著力推動本土藝術普及化。2014年獲The Textile Alliance Scholarship往倫敦米德爾薩克斯大學修讀純藝術碩士課程。作品多以行為錄像探索身體、時間及意識之間的關係，由作品＜一念。二十四分＞開展了長時間的行為錄像創作。近年亦參與現場行為藝術活動。
“Ignoring Literature” Joint Exhibition
HUI Wai-keung, LAI Chun-ling, TIN Lai-man
Reception Party: 11/1/2018 (Thu), 6-8pm
Date: 2-13/1/2018 (Mon to Sun)
Venue: PRÉCÉDÉE artspace
Address: 304 Shanghai Street, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong
Time: 24 hours
LAI Chun-ling will present live performance everyday during the exhibition period, schedule is as follows *:
2 Jan (Tue), 9 am to 1 pm
3 Jan (Wed), 9 am to 1 pm
4 Jan (Thu), 6 pm to 10
5 Jan (Fri), 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
6 Jan (Sat), 3 pm to 7 pm
7 Jan (Sun), 10 am to 2 pm
8 Jan (Mon), 8 pm to 12 am
9 Jan (Tue), 8 pm to 12 am
10 Jan (Wed),9 am to 1 pm
11 Jan (Thu), 2 pm to 6 pm
12 Jan (Fri), 8 pm to 12 am
13 Jan (Sat), 2 pm to 6 pm
* schedule are subject to change with further notice
Literature today is no longer "the thing itself", but also about "the ignored thing", or even the "the vanished thing".
This can be referred to the thesis "The End of Art" by the German philosopher G.W.F. Hegel. He summed up arts into three forms and stages - from symbolic to classic, and then romantic art form. The infinite spirituality characteristic of romantic art (including literature) will be a major hurdle for the development of art and thus it has to keep changing in order to adapt to a new age of aesthetics.
Moreover, the liberation of literary work from its origins (author) to its destination (audience) can be revealed from Roland Gérard Barthes’ "The Death of the Author", and the unprecedented growth of hypertext and intertextuality in multimedia era. Opening literature up to an apparently infinite possibility of interpretations and extensions.
The works presented in the exhibition are inspired by the books selected by the three artists. By transforming literary text into other art forms, the contexts were misinterpreted and the texts were vanished, only the extension of infinite spirituality remained. Attempt to discuss the changes of the nature, role and status of literature in the aforementioned transformation, and the relevant traps and aesthetic experience of art.
This work responses Franz Kafka's short story, “Absent-minded Window-gazing”, published in 1912. The final presentation media could be generative video or other form, but only a simple sketch would be presented this time. The sketch tries to summarize the geometry in the story.
There are many philosophical and psychological interpretations for this story. However, I only focus on the space constructed within, as well as the relationship between the narrator, the little girl, the passing man, and the sun rays.
Hui Wai-keung was born and lives in Hong Kong. He received his MFA from School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong, and graduated in diploma in Fine Art from Hong Kong Art School. Hui has exhibited locally and aboard, including ifva Awards, 404 Electronic Art Festival, and Milan Triennale. He is also active in artist-in-residency programs that held in Europe and Asia, including ARCUS Project in Japan. He has just had his solo exhibition in Hong Kong Goethe-Gallery.
Have attempted various art forms, Hui Wai-Keung is now focusing on digital media, such as software, game or generative art. Hui is exploring the alternative possibility of art, with a view to expanding horizon of human concepts and experience; but he still treasures the traditional aesthetic values. He believes it is time for art to go back to sublime, but a new definition of sublime.
Les rêveries du promeneur solitaire
Reading at a corner in this city.
Reading at an art space.
Reading as a performance.
Reading in twelve days continuously.
Reading for four hours everyday.
I imagine that my body is imprisoned in an art space or a corner in the city. Reading is the only activity and the book in hand is the only tool for writing out my thought. I want to know what status of my spirit and my mind is presented under this frame.
Lai Chun Ling, 1972 born in Hong Kong, received his BA in Fine Art from RMIT University (a joint programme with Hong Kong Art School) in 2011, majoring in Painting. He was the recipient of RMIT Siemens Scholarship from RMIT University, Australia. Lai was invited by Francis Yu (painter) as a guest performer in his solo exhibition Falling in 2014. Also, in 2017, Lai held a collaborated project Joint Action Exhibition: Some Interference. He is working as the gallery manager of Front/Side Gallery. Together with the gallery’s team, he dedicates himself to promoting local art to the general public. Lai received The Textile Alliance Scholarship and studied abroad at London Middlesex University for Master of Fine Art in 2014. Lai’s work focuses on exploring body, time and mind. He made a series of performative video “A mind for 24 minutes” to experience long duration performance. Nowadays, he participates in some activities of live performance.
“Liu Xia Selected Poems” is one of the most powerful books I have read in recent years. The poems are silent with great strength that can reveal Liu Xia’s mental toughness and her eternal love for her husband. I’m trying to present my feeling and reveal Liu’s inner pressure and memory through drawings and videos.
By fragmenting the poems, what will be ignored through such kind of reconstructed work out of context?
Man Tin, a multimedia artist and designer based in Hong Kong, he has exhibited locally and aboard including Austria, China and the United States. He graduated from the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong and possessed a correspondence Master’s Degree in Media Cultures. His research interests lie in the field of 3D Visualization, Expanded Imaging, Evolutionary Psychology and Technology Convergence. He is now focusing on artwork in digital media, sculptural image and 3D re-visualization.
Man is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Arts and Social Sciences of the Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK); member of Chinese Digital Games Research Association, a full member of Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) and serves on the Executive Committee of HKDA from 2016 to 2018. Man is also the founder of PRÉCÉDÉE, focusing on expanded imaging and experimental installation; PRÉCÉDÉE artspace explores the possibilities of creating dialogue with the society through round-the-clock exhibitions.