[CURATOR-LED GUIDED TOUR 策展人現場導賞] Extraordinary Encounters: Malou Hung’s Bookplates 扉凡邂逅:熊愛儀藏書票

Time | Language | Registration link
11:45am–12:15pm | English | https://bit.ly/33eN0gS
2:00pm–2:30pm* | Cantonese | https://bit.ly/3b5F0n0

Date: Sunday, 22 May 2021
Venue: Atrium, 2/F, Main Library, HKU, Pokfulam
Audience and Limit: Aged 18 or above, maximum 18 people per session
Registration & Enquires: Registration opens from 8 May 2021. Free of charge with registration. For enquiries, please contact Ms Jasmin Lin: [email protected] / 2241 5500.
Speaker: Sarah Ng, Curator of UMAG, HKU
Deadline of application: 18 May 2021
*Participating artist Malou Hung will be present for a Q&A session after the guided tour.

"Extraordrinary Encounters: Malou Hung’s Bookplates"

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 17 to June 6, 2021. The exhibition employs a cross-cultural perspective for visualising Chinese material culture through the bookplates of celebrated Hong Kong artist Malou Hung Oi Yee.

Bookplates are traditionally small, custom-made prints attached to the inside front cover of a book to indicate 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 that are possible when viewing Hung’s images, which go well beyond general expectations of a standard bookplate. These encounters have the ability to transport audiences across time and space, allowing for the appreciation of ancient artworks and diverse Hong Kong neighbourhoods 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 both Chinese art and Hong Kong heritage.

The exhibition also presents historical objects from UMAG’s permanent collection, and items displayed online as part of a complementary virtual exhibition.

時間 | 語言 | 報名連結
上午11時45分至下午12時15分 | 英語 | https://bit.ly/33eN0gS
下午2時至2時30分* | 粵語 | https://bit.ly/3b5F0n0

日期:2021年5月22日(星期六)
地點:香港薄扶林港大圖書館二樓中庭展覽廳
對象及名額:12歲或以上人士參加,名額18人
報名及查詢:2021年5月8日開始接受報名。費用全免。如有查詢,請聯絡連小姐 [email protected] / 2241 5500。
講者:港大美術博物館館長 吳秀華
截止報名日期:2021年5月18日
*參展藝術家熊愛儀將會於是次導賞完結後解答觀衆提問。

《扉凡邂逅:熊愛儀藏書票》

香港大學(港大)美術博物館和港大圖書館將於2021年5月17日至6月6日聯合呈獻《扉凡邂逅:熊愛儀藏書票》。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。

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,以及書票上呈現香港今昔的各種面貌。

這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、設計和東西文化交流演變的重要媒介。這次罕有的實體展覽和港大美術博物館虛擬展覽,亦展出港大美術館的藏品,相信能有助觀眾了解中國藝術及文化遺產。