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Artist Sharing: A series of discussions on art with artists of “I Think It Rains”

Artist Sharing

Artist Sharing was a series of discussions held during I Think It Rains, the exhibition by the Burger Collection and 1a space. Artists and cultural producers involved in the exhibition were invited to discuss their practice, their artistic methodologies and their intentions. Participants and artists included Kingsley Ng , Enoch Cheung, Yiufai Chow, Choi Yan-chi, Lau Ching Ping, Ng Kachun, Reds Cheung, Annie Wan, Lam Tung Pang, Cally Yu, Lai Tszyuen and Evelyn Char. The discussions, in Cantonese, were held on June 20, June 27 and July 5, 2013, at 1a space at the Cattle Depot Artist Village, To Kwa Wan, Hong Kong.

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Photos by Anki Lau and Joyce Wong.

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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)
Dimensions variable
Installation view:
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, 2013

“Ghost – Disappeared Hong Kong Art (1): 90s, Kurt Chan” (2013) by Hong Kong artist Lam Tung Pang was on view from September 3 – October 5, 2013,  in New York at Sikkema Jenkins.
“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.

Chow Yiu-fai, “The Inevitable Five Ways to Remix the Chronological”, 2013

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Chow Yiu Fai
The Inevitable I: Five Ways to Remix the Chronological, 2013 (detail of framed images)
[不能改變之一:五種重建流逝的方法]
2 framed images, 3 videos, 1 text foil
Images: 42,5 x 39,4 cm and 40 x 27,3 cm; videos 1‘ 43“ each

Photos by Alain Kantarijian. © Alain Kantarjian.

Chow Yiu Fai (b. 1961 in Hong Kong) Chow Yiu Fai is a song lyricist based in Hong Kong. He graduated in English and Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong and obtained his PhD by the University of Amsterdam in 2011.His publications include 18 Transformat ions (collection of lyrics, 2007), Suddenly Ten Years (2010), a creative exercise 7749 (2011), and If We Are Afraid of Nothing (2012). In the past he has worked for the Information Services Department of the Hong Kong government, Asian Arts Festival, Ming Pao and Commercial Radio. He moved to Holland in 1992, where he worked as a host and editor for the Dutch government’s Chinese programme. He is currently a professor in the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of Hong Kong Baptist University.

Gao Weigang, “You and Me”, 2009

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Gao Weigang
You and Me, 2009
Concrete, iron
184 x 120 cm

Photo by Alain Kantarijian. © Alain Kantarjian.

Gao Weigang (b. 1976 in Heilongjiang, China) is a mixed media artist living and working in Beijing, China. He graduated from Tianjing Academy of Fine Arts in 1998.  Recent group exhibitions include, amongst others, Pure View Remote Form Streams and Mountains, Louise Blouin Foundation, London, UK, and Displacement, Shangpu Art Museum, Bejing, China. Recent solo exhibitions were held at the China Art Archives and Warehouse (2008).In 2011 he received the Art Futures Award at Art Hong Kong.

Choi Yan Chi, “A Desk to a Forever Reader”, 2013

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Choi Yan Chi
A Desk to a Forever Reader, 2013
Ikea home office desk, books, oil, text on acrylic
Variable dimensions

Photos by Lau Ching Ping, reworked by Choi Yan-chi, 2013.

A Desk to a Forever Reader (2013) relates to a previous series of work by Choi Yan-chi titled Drowned (1989-97). For this new rendition the artist invited friends and acquaintances from differing ages to contribute with the title of two books that they find meaningful. Two main questions were posed to them; why did you choose these two books? And if you were not to drown them in oil what would you do to them?

Artist Choi Yan-chi states: “The collection of books were mostly in collaboration with other contributors. Sometimes it was a reflection on time and history related to a particular period, such as Drowned I and III were done after June 4 and before 1997. The messages were heavy. Sometimes it goes strongly with places such as Drowned IV and V. Drowned V was done in Berlin. A woman writer asked me for one big case solely for herself to drown a particular collection of books. The participatory spirit of ‘a desk for an forever reader’ is a new attempt. I really enjoyed the outcome this time.”

 

Wong Wai Yim, Sex Story to a Sex Story, 2013

Artist Wong Wai Yim invited fellow friends, strangers and acquaintances to converse with her about the stimulating topics of lust, desire, and sexuality. Seated face-to-face with the artist in a tent the participants bravely divulged their various sexual tendencies and experiences, or their lack of experience!

Wong Wai Yim, Sex Story to a Sex Story, 2013

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