15 Dec, 2017 - 17 Mar, 2018 | Group Show | Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture (Shenzhen)
Cities, Grow in Difference
December 15, 2017 – March 17, 2018
Theme: Cities, Grow in Difference
Chief Curators: Hou Hanru、Liu Xiaodu、Meng Yan (In Alphabetic Order)
Main Venue: Nantou Old Town, Shenzhen, China
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Exit A\B, Taoyuan Station (Line 1). Walk along Nanshan Avenue to Shennan Avenue, turn left afteroverpass, and continue to Nantou Old Town approximately
Disappeared HK Art 3 is a set of large fiberglass Chinese bowls that have been sawed apart. Earlier in his life, the artist participated in a project reforming the villages in Hong Kong, and transformed this experience into an artwork. The form of bowls was used as a carrier to convey the concept of coexistence of urban and rural life. The work was originally planned to be exhibited at a public art installation, however on the opening day, there was a disagreement between the project leader and the venue, leading to the exhibition being cancelled even before it was open to the public. The works were installed and stored for 12 hours before being dismantled. The unexpected collapse of communication has had a great impact on Lam Tung-pang. As he witnessed firsthand the dramatic unfolding of events, he was struck by the uncompromising stances of the two sides; and yet, being able to empathize with the opposing viewpoints of each side, he became immediately aware of the conflicting views that existed within himself. After the work was returned to his studio, he decided to saw the large bowls into pieces and include it in his Disappeared Hong Kong series, with his writing “when situation changes, so does art.”
The artist stored this “disappeared” piece in Kwai Tsing Container Terminals, Hong Kong for three and a half years, until it was exhibited at Chambers Fine Art in 2017.