i_think_it_rains (2013)

Lam Tung-pang, Ghost – Disappeared Hong Kong Art (1): 90s, Kurt Chan, 2013

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Lam Tung-pang
Ghost – Disappeared Hong Kong Art (1): 90s, Kurt Chan, 2013
Audio description in empty room
Audio: 3:13 mins. (looped)
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Photos by Chris Chan.

“Ghost…” was produced and commissioned by the Burger Collection as part of the “I Think It Rains” exhibition platform initiated this past May 2013. The work is a long term project about the disappeared art of the 1990s from Hong Kong, a time where installation art was very prevalent. Ephemeral and uncollected, these works have but a ghostly presence– their visual traces merely apparent as slides or in art history publications. For Lam Tung Pang these pieces are like ghosts, lingering between existence and non-existence.

Lam Tung Pang (b. 1978 in Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong based artist. He studied Fine Art at The Chinese University of Hong Kong before undertaking an MA at Central St Martins College of Art, London in 2004. Recent group exhibitions include among others: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times, Rebirth and Apocalypse, Contemporary Art, Kyiv, Ukraine (2012) and Vision of Nature: Lost and found in Asian Cotemporary Art, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong (2011). Recent solo exhibitions were held at the Goethe-Institut, Hong Kong (2012) and the Exhibition Gallery 4-5 in the Hong Kong Central Library. In 2012, Lam was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship for outstanding contributions to the development of culture and arts by The Secretary for Home Affairs, Hong Kong.

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