REDUX 香港藝術學院與澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學藝術碩士畢業生2020作品聯展

日期
10/07/2020 (全日) - 30/07/2020 (全日)
地址
1a space
香港九龍土瓜灣馬頭角道63號牛棚藝術村14號

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REDUX
香港藝術學院與澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學藝術碩士畢業生2020作品聯展
2020年7月10日 - 2020年7月30日 ▏1a空間

1a空間榮譽呈獻《REDUX: 香港藝術學院與澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學藝術碩士畢業生2020作品聯展》。

封鎖。 2020年為「封鎖」的一年。沒有旅遊的意義。沒有面對面的接觸互動。日常生活也頓然停滯起來。人類看似被封鎖於一個特定的時空,但藝術活動並沒有因為這一年所帶來的封鎖而告之暫停。藝術家常言:我們身處於我們所設定的時空概念,思考我們的存在。孤獨、團結、沉思。藝術家常透過作品體現這等概念。在封鎖和孤獨的時間,我們把五位極具個人特色的藝術家帶來牛棚藝術村的1a 空間。Redux (回)。匯聚,復興,並使靈魂、空間和觀看方法活躍起來。這些關鍵字將策展概念和展覽作品慢慢聯繫,並協助我們理解在這段非常時期中藝術家與作品的關係及意義。
REDUX 展示五位來自不同文化背景及跨地域年輕視覺藝術家的作品。香港為國際文化大熔爐,也是五位藝術家眾首的城市,讓他們共同創造新的藝術語言,讓觀眾思考新的觀看方式。展覽作品指涉不同創作概念及思考方法,當中包括表演與自我及身份、物質的混合與煉金術、影像及聲音的旅程、家與錯位、以及由「她」所創作的大自然。這些概念和想法看似散亂,但當中藝術家都以轉化過程及成果引領作品,呈現觀眾,或是藝術家個人的轉化。

展覽以劉君冬(香港、澳洲)的數碼擺拍攝影作品作開端,作品透過行為表演及曝光呈現一種具超現實主義的感官刺激,並以重複及重新詮釋大膽質疑單一和穩定的「自我」的概念。步進畫廊,黃愷琳(香港)的一組五件陶瓷作品探索窯中有機和無機物質的煉金術。有如珊瑚般華麗的陶瓷作品讓我們理解陶土在藝術與科學的處理方法,並反思陶土和日常生活物質的混亂狀態。Brian Smeets(美國)以影像及聲音建構一次以體驗為尚的旅程。作品逃離一般以消費及官能刺激的旅遊體驗,通過鏡頭和麥克風,提出一種抽象的旅遊方式。 Louise Folliott(英國,南非)用她在倫敦西南部生活的視覺日記,以藍曬法作影像帳篷。藍曬法為古典顯影方法之一,有其原始味道。以藍作像,也讓我們感受到限制的日常活動藍色的憂鬱,作品亦以拍子機作聲音裝置,單調滴答聲效延伸作品的空間及觀眾體驗。展覽以譚若蘭(香港)由「她」所創作的大自然作結,作品以廢紙作紙漿和中國墨水作大自然,透過物料改變傳統中國山水創作的局限,一組立體的以水墨沖洗的自然繪畫與裝置為展覽劃上句號。

展覽
《REDUX》
展覽開幕:2020年7月10日 下午6時正
展覽:2020年7月10日 - 7月30日
展覽開放時間:逢星期二至日上午11時至下午7時正
(逢星期一休館)
地點:香港九龍土瓜灣馬頭角道63號牛棚藝術村14號「1a空間」
查詢:+852 25290087/ [email protected]
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公眾活動:
藝術家導賞團
2020年7月18日 下午3時正
語言:廣東話及英語

藝術家分享會
2020年7月18日 下午6時正
語言:廣東話及英語

所有公眾活動費用全免,歡迎即場參與

展覽海報及作品相片:https://bit.ly/2BL638B

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1a空間藝廊經理
Tel: 2334 1906
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藝術家簡介(排名以筆劃排序)

Louise Folliott
Louise Folliott 於1979 年出生於南非。2001年完成藝術榮譽文學士學位,2003年於南非開普敦舉辦首個個人展覽《Love and Fear》。她於2004年移居倫敦,於2008年獲挑選爲攝影比賽的決賽入圍者,並獲Getty Images Gallery的刊登。

2010年,她在中央聖馬丁藝術學院柏亞姆肖藝術學校修畢研究生文憑。在照顧一個年青家庭的同時,她繼續致力發展個人藝術,並分別於2010及2013年獲選於倫敦Mall Galleries Threadneedle Prize中展出。她在2013年獲選於倫敦參與藝術家駐留計劃,及在2019年參與新加坡拉薩爾藝術學院駐留計劃-Tropical Lab Residency。她於2017年移居香港,並於2019年完成澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學藝術碩士課程。

她的作品探討錯置 (displacement)、異置(dislocation)與因自願接受的逃亡而帶來對自我身份認同的緊張與張力,及作為一位非洲藝術家的身份議題。
https://www.louisefolliott.com/

Brian Smeets
Brian Smeets於1984年在紐約出生。在獲得聖路易斯華盛頓大學雕塑與環境研究學位後,他於三藩市從事商業攝影工作。其影像作品屢獲殊榮,並曾在世界各地展出。及後,他移居香港完成香港藝術學院與澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學藝術碩士學位課程。除了創作攝影和多媒體作品外,他近期也積極探索聲音藝術。他也致力發展短期藝術展覽,並在香港和東南亞的藝術空間中展示他的作品。

Brian Smeets 的作品主要探索旅行景點及其實驗性的特質,期望消除旅遊業的假相。通過大規模的抽象攝影以及一系列精選的聲音與影像,藝術家致力以另類的角度呈現閾限空間和旅行地點。
http://www.smeetsstudios.com/

黃愷琳
黃愷琳於2017年畢業於墨爾本皇家理工大學藝術文學士主修陶瓷, 2019年完成藝術碩士學位,2018年入選為斯洛文尼亞國家博物館第四屆國際陶瓷三年展UNICUM藝術家,2019年獲香港藝術中心授予於英國倫敦皇家藝術學院一個月藝術家駐留計劃。
www.karenwongceramics.com

劉君冬
劉君冬為一位以數碼操作媒介與裝置創作的當代藝術家。她的作品探討文化同化的議題,以及社會角色、倫理關係及生活環境如何影響文化和種族身份認同的構成。採取自傳式記憶的方式,她建構出一套內在對話以表達她對自己雙重國籍身分及文化認同的困惑-在香港土生土長,十五向學,移居澳洲深造。

劉君冬於皇家墨爾本理工大學修畢藝術碩士學位及於昆士蘭科技大學獲得藝術學士學位。她的畢業作品獲選代表2017年度全澳藝術畢業展覽。她的作品被刊登於國際刊物Vice Creator 及 RealTime等,她亦曾於新加坡拉薩爾藝術學院參與Tropical Lab 年度國際藝術交流活動、創意早晨講座系列(Creative Mornings)及布里斯本亞洲藝術節 (BrisAsia Festival)。劉氏的作品曾於香港、新加玻、澳洲及英國展出,展出場地包括新加波當代藝術中心 (Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore) 及珀斯當代藝術館 (PICA)。 劉氏同時亦為香港音樂短片及廣告提供美術指導及咨詢。https://www.dorothylau.com/

譚若蘭
譚若蘭,出生於香港,曾在加拿大升學和工作。於2017取得香港藝術學院藝術專業文憑,並於2019完成皇家墨爾本理工大學純藝術碩士學位課程。譚氏從作品中探索人與自然的聯繫,並以日常生活物料為起點,加入順應自然的元素,從而啓發對和諧生活的追求。 作品以裝置、錄像和攝影等方式來呈現。近年參加多個本地香港、台灣及澳洲展覽,並於2018年駐留台灣創作,更以一件共同創作的裝置藝術作品,榮獲2018年度南島美術獎-首獎。
www.cordeliatam.com

策展人
李泳麒
李泳麒為香港攝影工作者。香港大學文學院學士,主修藝術史。及後獲英國志奮領獎學金前往倫敦藝術大學倫敦傳媒學院深造新聞暨紀實攝影。李氏攝影作品曾在奧地利、德國、香港、拉脫維亞、台灣及英國展出。作品以歷史、文獻及藝術本位研究方法出發,探索照片歷史的文化和技術予當下的應用及可能性。紀實攝影作品《曾老飄流記》入圍2017/18年WMA 大師攝影獎 「過渡」。李氏亦為影像歷史及視覺文化研究工作者,編輯期刊及研究文章散見於本地博物館、畫廊、華文藝文雜誌以及國際學術文獻。李氏現為香港浸會大學視覺藝術院助理教授。
https://leewingki.com/

主辦
1a空間
1a空間自1998成立,由一群香港藝術工作者發起及組成,是一個非牟利的視覺藝術組織,目標為推動香港及國際當代視藝的創作及探討。經過多年來的努力,1a空間已發展成香港主要的當代視覺藝術機構之一。迄今,1a空間已製作及策劃超過一百四十個展覽和活動,當中包括國際交流、文化節、社區互動藝術、藝術教育、藝術賞析、藝術評論和出版。1a空間的營運資金主要來自資助及捐獻,部份行政費用來自香港藝術發展局資助。

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鳴謝:
香港藝術學院
澳洲皇家墨爾本理工大學藝術

To art & cultural editors, 7th July,2020
Press release
For immediate release

REDUX
A group exhibition by the Hong Kong Art School/RMIT University Master of Fine Art 2020 Graduates Exhibition
10th – 30th July 2020, 1a space

1a space proudly presents REDUX- A group exhibition by the Hong Kong Art School/RMIT University Master of Fine Art 2020 Graduates Exhibition.
Lockdown. 2020 is a year of lockdown. Travel is suspended. Face-to-face interaction is suspended. Daily activity is suspended. Humankinds are suspended in a particular vacuum of space and time. Artistic activity, however, is not and could not be so. We are suspended in our own concepts of space and time and, through that, to contemplate our own existence. Solitude, solidarity and contemplation. Artists often manifest these concepts through their works. In the time of lockdown and solitude, we bring together five very different artistic souls to 1a space at the Cattle Depot Artist Village. Redux. To bring together, to bring back, to revive and activate the souls, the space and the seeing. These keywords connect the curatorial concept and the exhibits and help us witnessing what this particular time means to these artists through their works.

REDUX presents five emerging visual artists from various cultural backgrounds across different geographical destinations; whereas Hong Kong is the melting pot for these artists to congregate and co-create new sets of languages of objecthood, imagery, sound and space for our viewers to contemplate. The works presented in the exhibition deal with a multitude of concepts and ideas including performative self and identity, entropic disorder and alchemy, traveling through image and sound, home and dislocation, and woman-made nature. These concepts and ideas seem disperse and distant and yet they all bring together a transformative process and/or outcome in the work, to the artist, and for the audience.

The exhibition begins with a staged and digitally manipulated photography work by Gwan Tung Dorothy Lau (Australia, Hong Kong) that accentuates a sense of surrealism through performance and exposure. The work boldly questions the idea of a singular and stable ‘self’ through repetition and reinterpretation. Walking into the gallery we encounter a set of ceramics work by Karen Wong (Hong Kong) that explores the alchemy of organic and inorganic substance from the kiln. The coral-like and flamboyant ceramics objects quietly await our attention to dispel the artistic-scientific treatment of clay and everyday life and household products that reaches an entropic disorder existence. Brian Smeets (USA) employs photographic image and sound to narrate travelogues of purely experiential nature. The works interestingly escape what tourists would be stimulated – the seeing, the hearing and the encounters; and through the lens and the microphone an abstracted way of traveling is presented. The cyanotype fabric tent that Louise Folliott (UK, South Africa) presented is a visual diary of her lockdown life in Southwest London. Employing an almost primitive photographic printing technique, the Sun Print, does not forbid us seeing the melancholy of days and weeks of constraint daily activity. The monotonous ticking sound created by a metronome expands the spatial and aural dimensions of the work and personal experience. The exhibition is concluded by a woman-made nature by Cordelia Tam (Hong Kong). Composed by paper pulp and Chinese ink, the work obscures the boundaries of spatial dimension and material; a three-dimensional ink wash landscape ‘painting’/installation is found.

Exhibition
Exhibition Opening: 10th July 2020, 6pm
Exhibition: 10th – 30th July 2020
Time: Tuesdays to Sundays 11 am – 7 pm; closed on Mondays

Address: 1a space
Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road,
To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Enquiry: 25290087/ [email protected]
Facebook: 1a space
Instagram: 1a_space

Public Programmes
Artists-led Guided Tour
18th July 2020 3pm
Language: English and Cantonese

Artist Talk
18th July 2020 6pm
Language: English and Cantonese

All public programmes are free admission. Walk-ins are welcomed!

Exhibition poster and Image of artworks: https://bit.ly/2BL638B
Press interviews are welcomed

Press enquiry
Ms Eugenia Law
Gallery Manager, 1a space
Tel: 2334 1906
Email: [email protected]

Participating Artists (in alphabetical order)

Louise Folliott
Louise Folliott was born in South Africa, 1979. Completed a BA (FA) Hons in 2001. 2003 saw her first solo exhibition ‘Love and Fear’ in Cape Town. In 2004 Louise moved to London and in 2008 was featured in the Getty Images gallery after being selected as a finalist in a photography competition. In 2010 she completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art at Byam Shaw, Central Saint Martin’s. Whilst raising a young family Louise was chosen to exhibit in the Threadneedle Prize at the Mall Galleries, London in 2010 and 2013. In 2013 she was selected for an AIR Residency in London and in 2019 Tropical Lab 13 Residency at Lasalle, Singapore. She moved to Hong Kong in 2017 and completed a Master of Fine Art from RMIT in 2019.
https://www.louisefolliott.com/

Gwan Tung Dorothy Lau
Gwan Tung Dorothy Lau is a contemporary artist working with digitally manipulated media and installation. She explores the natural compulsion for social acceptance and personal excellence with reference to Psychoanalysis theories. Adopting an autobiographical approach, she stages an internal dialogue to convey the perplexity of her social identity - an amalgam of her Hong Kong upbringing and Australian education.
Lau completed her MFA with distinction at RMIT and Hong Kong Art School after receiving her BFA (Visual Arts) at QUT. Her works were selected in the HATCHED: National Graduate Show in Australia. In addition to being featured in international publications including Vice Creator and RealTime, Lau has participated in the Tropical Lab international artist residency, Creative Mornings breakfast lecture, and the BrisAsia Festival in Brisbane. Lau has exhibited internationally in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and the UK, notably at ICA Singapore, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and Metro Arts. Lau also provides art direction and consultation for Hong Kong music videos and commercials.
https://www.dorothylau.com/

Brian Smeets
Brian Smeets was born in New York in 1984. After completing degrees in sculpture and environmental studies from Washington University in Saint Louis, he pursued a career in commercial photography in San Francisco, California. His award-winning fine-art images have been shown globally; since moving to Hong Kong completed a Master of Fine Arts with RMIT University. Recently Brian formed a sound art practice in addition to showing photography and multimedia works. He continues to develop pop-up art shows as well as showing his work in the increasingly global art space of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
Brian Smeets's project investigates travel destination and their experiential qualities, intending to remove the spectacle of tourism. An alternative view of liminal spaces and travel sites is presented through large scale abstract photography and collections of selected sounds and images.
http://www.smeetsstudios.com/

Cordelia Tam
Cordelia Tam was born in Hong Kong and has studied and worked in Canada. She received her Professional Diploma in Fine Art from Hong Kong Art School in 2017 and completed her Master of Fine Art program of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University in 2019. Cordelia explores the linkage between human and nature in her works, using everyday material combined with themes of conformity to inspire towards harmony in urban life. Her works are multidisciplinary and include video, installation, photography and other media. In recent years Cordelia’s works have been exhibited in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Australia, and during her residency in Taiwan in 2018 she co-created an art installation work which was awarded the 2018 Austronesian International Arts Award-Grand Prize.
www.cordeliatam.com

Karen Wong
Karen Wong graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) majoring in Ceramics and Master of Fine Art from the RMIT in 2017 and 2019 respectively. Karen was selected as an artist of the IV. International Ceramics Triennial UNICUM 2018 in The National Museum of Slovenia. In 2019 Karen has been awarded by the Hong Kong Art Centre for a month Artist-in-Residency at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
www.karenwongceramics.com
Curator
Wing Ki Kalen Lee
Kalen is an artist-researcher based in Hong Kong. His artistic practice lies between documentary photography, artistic and archival research, and a contemporary take to analogue photographic practice. His research interest includes photographic practices in the East-Asian context, critical digital humanities and media archaeology. His photography projects were exhibited in Austria, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Latvia, Taiwan and the UK. He read history of art at the University of Hong Kong and receive a MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, supported by a British Chevening Scholarship. He is currently an Assistant Professor in photography at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University and a curatorial member of 1a space, an independent art space in Hong Kong.
https://leewingki.com/

Presented by

1a space
1a space, founded in 1998, is an independent, non-profit making contemporary visual art organization and art venue founded by a collective of Hong Kong artworkers. It aims to promote the critical dissemination of contemporary visual arts practices and affiliated artforms through 1a space programme drawn from Hong Kong and international arena. The operation funding of 1a space has been supported by grants and donations. 1a space's administration cost is partially supported by Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

The public programs of REDUX are supported by the Home Affairs Department
Redux is a recommended activity of ‘Cultural July : Joyful Summer Reading’ presented by HKTDC

Acknowledgement:
Hong Kong Arts School
RMIT University

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