Memento: Jayashree Chakravarty and Lam Tung Pang /From 1 Mar 2021 / Hambrecht Contemporary Gallery, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A.
The immersive video installation A day of two Suns (2019) by Hong Kong–based artist Lam Tung Pang (b. 1978) captures a changing Hong Kong. On both sides of a suspended diaphanous paper screen, unsynchronized images from four projectors combine with shadows of museum visitors, inviting us into an emotional landscape. “This work is prophetic and nostalgic,” notes Head of Contemporary Art Abby Chen about the newly acquired work. “It documents a city, and a system, in the process of fading and awakening.”
So long, thanks again for the fish / 8 Jun – 29 Aug, 2021/ Levyhalli, Suomenlinna B5, FI-00190 Helsinki, Finland
So long, thanks again for the fish is the first group exhibition of Hong Kong artists in Finland and coincides with the inaugural event of the Helsinki Biennale. The show features new commissions by Luke Ching Chin wai, Christopher K. Ho, Lam Tung Pang, Cédric Maridet, and Angela Su. The title of the exhibition refers to the sci-fi classic of Hitchhiker’s Guide and takes from this series the absurdity of thinking of endings and beginnings as conclusive moments in cycles of change. In these imperfect times, where are the beginnings and endings?
In recent years, Hong Kong faced many social and political upheavals and changes. We also continue to face a global pandemic that impacts our health, our livelihoods, our borders and sense of community. But Hong Kong is not alone in experiencing an uncertain future. This exhibition, knowing that we are all somehow entangled, ask: Instead of utopian futures, should we be looking at the imperfect to recalibrate the stuff of survival? The selected five artists explore the theme of the necessity of being imperfect as a mode of survival and turn to their personal reflections on defiance, renewal and hope as the touchstones of their works.
This show also takes as inspiration Anna Tsing’s The Mushroom at the End of the World and her proposal of collaborative survival. Tsing uses contaminations as encounters that unknowingly seep into and alter structures that can lead to diversity, and collaboration as a way of working across differences. The artworks see artists collaborating with singers, builders, writers, illustrators and code poets. Collectively, these artists, representing Hong Kong, seek unexpected connections and diversity by disrupting the historical site of Levyhalli on Suomenlinna, a UNESCO site with its rich history as a fortress island that has witnessed a long history of imperfect encounters.
Curator: Yeewan Koon
Exhibition design: COLLECTIVE
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Co-organised by the Art Promotion Office and HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme
Supported by the Governing Body of Suomenlinna and the City of Helsinki
So long, thanks again for the fish is part of Helsinki Biennial Inspired programme. Helsinki Biennial is an international art event that will bring outstanding contemporary art to maritime Helsinki. The first Helsinki Biennial will be held in the unique surroundings of Vallisaari Island from June 6 to September 26, 2021.
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11–6pm.
INK CITY /23 Apr - 01 Aug, 2021 / JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong
Image-coated on the day of 28MAY, 2020 #1-#3
Marker (permanent ink) drawings on transparent film, light box
270×110 cm each
Curators: Katherine Don, Tobias Berger
After Hope: Videos of Resistance /From 1 Mar 2021 / Lee Gallery, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
Learn more about the artists and videos featured in After Hope: Videos of Resistance.
Anonymous Society for magick /14 APR - 30 MAY 2020 / curated by Ying Kwok / Blindspot Gallery
Courtesy of Blindspot Gallery and Artist
The Great Escape, 2020 / Video projection, ink and pencil on paper, scale models, acrylics and uv-print on plywood / Size Variable
Classics Remix: The Hong Kong Viewpoint / till 2020.06.14 / Hong Kong Museum of Art
Image-coated / Video installation: projection on / window and wall, digital prints on wall, sound / Size variable
鍍影 / 錄像裝置: 牆上及玻璃窗上錄像投影、數碼打印、聲音 / 尺寸不定
【文學季 2019 自宅字築：文學 × 視藝展覽】/ 8 月 2 至 24 日 / 香港藝術中心包氏畫廊五樓（灣仔港灣道 2 號） / 策展人：鄧小樺（文學）丶石俊言（視藝）
視覺藝術家林東鵬潛入《天工開物 · 栩栩如真》的文字工場，偷取作家董啟章在書桌上自言自語，審視V城的創作經驗，從而鋪陳一片由內向外，層層疊疊的風景。作品從書桌一角，擴展至家居平面圖，在宇宅來回之間，運用物件拼湊一片天地幻象，回應作家以「宀」部寫出 V城哭笑不得的時代特徵。
“Saan Dung Gei” by Lam Tung Pang / 26 March – 11 May 2019 / Blindspot Gallery
地點:刺點畫廊(香港黃竹坑道 28 號保濟工業大廈 15 樓)
Art in Public
Spanning the 4m x 23m wall of The Park, Lam Tung Pang and COLLECTIVE's Wavy Weaving Wall takes inspiration from Hong Kong’s textile industrial history and the myriad stories of different individuals’ personal memories of a special piece of fabric in their lives. Mimicking fabric movements, the Wavy Weaving Wall, welcomes the visitors to listen to these recorded personal stories and be part of the continuous shaping of the artwork through regular interactive hands-on workshops.
Location: The Mills, 45 Pak Tin Par Street, Tsuen Wan, N.T., Hong Kong