¡§Under The Bird¡¦s Nest¡¨Art Exhibition
China hosts Olympics, while Hong Kong hosts the Olympic equestrian events. China builds the Bird¡¦s Nest, while Hong Kong renovates the racecourse. Following the path of China for more than 11 years, Hong Kong is being more and more ¡§Chinese¡¨ than ever.
The Bird¡¦s Nest is full of the dreams of many Chinese people, who are eager to fly up high in the sky and become international citizens. Besides handling the differences and disputes amongst themselves, they also have to face many challenges from the outside.
The Bird¡¦s Nest is a battlefield for whoever is capable to fight. It is a place full of competitions and ambitions. Under the Nest, it is full of politics, jealousy, cash flow, cultural issues, sweat and hope of the people. All these have become the hot topics in the world recently.
There is an old Chinese saying: ¡§Smart birds would make selection of a tree to nestle in.¡¨ The Bird¡¦s Nest built in Beijing perhaps have some significant meanings. Besides building their nests in Hong Kong, where else can local artists go? How much opportunity can 2008 Olympics give to the world? ¡§Olympics¡¨ itself may not be the focus of the contemporary artists, but whatever behind the Olympic scene and under the Nest may arouse the interest of the artists. The current exhibition invites 7 Hong Kong artists who have been building their nests with ambitions in Beijing to show their motives, feelings, dreams, cultural clashes, livings, arts and other psychological or biological changes they have in Beijing.
Chow Chun Fai, Lam Tung Pang, and Sham Ka Ho(Bobby) set up their studios in Beijing in 2007 to work on their paintings and photography. Kwok Meng Ho(Frog King) and Cho Hyun Jae also went to Beijing last year and continue with their creative performance art. Li Pang and Mok Wai Hong both studied in to Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing many years ago, and learnt more about the art scene in the mainland much earlier.
The exhibition will have its opening reception on July 27 (Sun) and runs till September 21(Sun). With mostly paintings, the current exhibit also will have photography, installation, video and other media. Besides, C&G Artpartment will have its expansion celebration party on July 27. The exhibit is free for entry. Welcome to join us!
Special thanks to Asian Art Archive for leading documentary videos for non-profit usage.
Curated by¡G C & G
Participating Artists: CHO Hyun Jae, CHOW Chun Fai, KWOK Meng Ho(Frog King), LAM Tung Pang, LI Pang, MOK Wai Hong, SHAM Ka Ho(Bobby)
Opening: 6:30pm, (Sun) 27 July, 2008
Exhibition Period: (Mon) 28 July, 2008 - (Sun)21 September, 2008
Exhibition Time: 2:00 - 7:30pm, Thursday to Monday, (Closed on Tue, Wed and Public Holiday)
Address: 3/F, 222 Sai Yeung Choi Street South, Prince Edward, Kowloon, Hong Kong (Behind Pioneer Centre)
Work by Lam Tung Pang>
Work by Mok Wai Hong
Art Pieces from "Under The Bird Nest":
Work by Lam Tung Pang:
Work by Mok Wai Hong: "Funny Xue Jun Van¡¨,
Work by Sham Ka Ho: "Beijing Bicycle Series¡¨
Work by Li Pang: ¡§Poeticized¡¨