[EXHIBITION 展覽] Extraordinary Encounters: Malou Hung’s Bookplates 扉凡邂逅:熊愛儀藏書票

"Extraordinary Encounters: Malou Hung’s Bookplates exhibition"

Due to the updated opening hours, please be advised that Extraordinary Encounters: Malou Hung’s Bookplates exhibition at the University of Hong Kong Libraries will end on June 6, 2021 (instead of June 6). For details, please visit: https://lib.hku.hk/newsblog/?p=1649.

The Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery (UMAG) and The University of Hong Kong Libraries will present "Extraordinary Encounters: Malou Hung’s Bookplates" from May 18 to June 5, 2021. Curated by Sarah Ng, the exhibition employs a cross-cultural perspective for visualising Chinese material culture through the bookplates ("ex libris") of celebrated Hong Kong artist Malou Oi Yee Hung.

A bookplate is generally a small print placed on the inside front cover or free endpaper of a book to show ownership. In an era in which the popularity of print media continues to decline, the practice of including bookplates is fast becoming a dying art. "Extraordinary Encounters" refers to the surprising ways in which we still encounter bookplates during the act of reading. Alternatively, it stands for the remarkable encounters possible when viewing Hung’s images, which go well beyond the general expectations of standard bookplates. These encounters have the ability to transport audiences across time and space, allowing for the appreciation of ancient artworks and diverse Hong Kong neighbourhoods as viewed from the artist’s extraordinary perspective.

Bookplates have been appreciated for centuries as technically refined and beautiful artworks, as well as critical materials for learning about the history of art, printing, books and design. Many of the works on display here pay homage to everyday life in Hong Kong’s bygone eras—informed by elements of traditional Chinese culture—which forms an invaluable resource for the study of Chinese art and Hong Kong heritage.

The exhibition also highlights historical objects from UMAG’s collection, and items displayed online as part of a complementary virtual exhibition. The exhibition’s five sections range from daily life in bygone eras to the material culture and craftsmanship of Imperial China: Rituals and Daily Life, Collected, Superfluous Things, Revisiting and Craftsmanship. The bookplates are juxtaposed with items from UMAG’s permanent collection and printmaking tools.

Curator-led Guided Tour
Date: May 22, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 11:45am–12:15pm
Venue: Atrium, 2/F, Main Library, HKU, Pokfulam
Language: English
Speaker: Sarah Ng, Curator of UMAG, HKU
Registration required: https://bit.ly/3uY2EJs

Date: May 22, 2021 (Saturday)*
Time: 2:00pm–2:30pm
Venue: Atrium, 2/F Main Library, HKU, Pokfulam
Language: Cantonese
Speaker: Sarah Ng, Curator of UMAG, HKU
Registration required: https://bit.ly/3uY2EJs
*Participating artist Malou Oi Yee Hung will be present for a Q&A session after the guided tour.

Workshop: DIY Printing Bookplates
Date: May 22, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 2:45pm–5:00pm
Venue: Workshop Room, G/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam
Language: Cantonese
Instructor: Cheng Taigo, Co-founder of The Hong Kong Exlibris Association
Registration required: https://bit.ly/3uZgg7a

Date: May 29, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 2:45pm–5:00pm
Venue: Workshop Room, G/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam
Language: Cantonese
Instructor: Cheng Taigo, Co-founder of The Hong Kong Exlibris Association
Registration required: https://bit.ly/3uZgg7a

Details of the Exhibition (Main Library)
Period: May 18, 2021 (Tuesday) to June 5, 2021 (Saturday)
Opening Hours:
8:30am–10:00pm (Monday to Friday)
8:30am–7:00pm (Saturday)
Closed (Sunday)
Please refer to the HKU Libraries website for public holidays’ opening hours: https://lib.hku.hk/general/hours/index.html
Venue: Atrium, 2/F Main Library, HKU, Pokfulam
Tel: (852) 3917 2203
Email: [email protected]
Admission: Free
Website: https://lib.hku.hk

Other enquiries (UMAG)
Tel: (852) 2241 5500
Email: [email protected]
Admission: Free
Website: https://www.umag.hku.hk/en/

《扉凡邂逅:熊愛儀藏書票》展覽

為配合香港大學圖書館的最新開放時間,《扉凡邂逅:熊愛儀藏書票》展覽將提前於2021年6月5日結束(原定日期為6月6日)。詳細資料可參考:https://lib.hku.hk/newsblog/?p=1649

香港大學(港大)美術博物館和港大圖書館將於2021年5月18日至6月5日呈獻《扉凡邂逅:熊愛儀藏書票》,由吳秀華策劃展覽。透過著名藏書票藝術家熊愛儀的作品,從跨文化的角度,展示中國傳統文化和藝術如何表現源自西方的藏書票("ex libris")。
藏書票通常是一張特製的小形版畫,貼在書的扉頁,作為書籍擁有人的憑證,猶如藏書者的簽名一樣。在印刷和實體書式微的時代,藏書票自然也愈趨罕見,甚至連讀書人亦未必見過實體藏書票。

展覽以「扉凡邂逅」命名,意指翻閱書籍時,意外發現其扉頁上貼有精緻小巧的藏書票,是非一般的小確幸。觀眾能一次過飽覽熊愛儀創作的多張精選藏書票,了解藏書票既是實用的,也有非凡的藝術價值。熊愛儀半生與藏書票藝術邂逅、結緣,透過她的藏書票和其非凡的視角,帶領觀眾穿越時空與地域,欣賞傳統中國藝術,以及重遊書票上呈現的香港今昔。

是次展出的大部分作品均從日常生活獲取靈感,主要以中國傳統的元素和題材,表現昔日的時地人物。過去幾百年來,藏書票除了因為其藝術價值、巧奪天工的創作技法而獲欣賞和收藏外,也是認識藝術史、印刷史、書籍史、設計史和東西文化交流演變的參考。這次於圖書館的實體展覽和港大美術博物館的網上虛擬展覽,除了藏書票外,相信能有助觀眾了解中國藝術及文化遺產,包括港大美術博物館的藏品。展覽分五個主題:活色生香、情牽方寸、雅俗共賞、故地重遊和巧奪天工,並與港大美術博物館藏品及版畫製作工具並列展出。

策展人現場導賞
日期:2021年5月22日(星期六)
時間:上午11時45分至下午12時15分
地點:香港薄扶林港大圖書館二樓中庭展覽廳
語言:英語
講者:港大美術博物館館長 吳秀華
登記:https://bit.ly/3gv6RAA

日期:2021年5月22日(星期六)*
時間:下午2時至2時30分
地點:香港薄扶林港大圖書館二樓中庭展覽廳
語言:粵語
講者:港大美術博物館館長 吳秀華
登記:https://bit.ly/3gv6RAA
*參展藝術家熊愛儀將會於是次導賞完結後解答觀衆題問。

工作坊:版畫藏書票製作
日期:2021年5月22日(星期六)
時間:下午2時45分至5時
地點:香港薄扶林般咸道90號 港大美術博物館馮平山樓地下工作室
語言:粵語
導師:香港藏書票協會創辦人 鄭大戈
登記:https://bit.ly/3n8homt

日期:2021年5月29日(星期六)
時間:下午2時45分至5時
地點:香港薄扶林般咸道90號 港大美術博物館馮平山樓地下工作室
語言:粵語
導師:香港藏書票協會創辦人 鄭大戈
登記:https://bit.ly/3n8homt

展覽詳情 (港大圖書館)
展出日期:2021年5月18日(星期二)至6月5日(星期六)
開放時間:
星期一至星期五,上午8時30分至下午10時
星期六,上午8時30分至下午7時
星期日,休館
有關公衆假期之開放時間,請參閲圖書館之網站:
https://lib.hku.hk/general/hours/index.html
地點:香港薄扶林港大圖書館二樓中庭展覽廳
電話:(852)3917 2203
電郵:[email protected]
費用:免費入場
網站:https://lib.hku.hk

其他查詢(港大美術博物館)
電話:(852)2241 5500
電郵:[email protected]
費用:免費入場
網站:http://www.umag.hku.hk/tc/