Imagined Geographies is a group show featuring artworks by Chris Huen, Gabriel Leung, Ivy Ma and Lulu Ngie, organized by Gallery Exit at the Clipper Lounge in Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, the official partner hotel of Art Basel Hong Kong.
Ranging from painting, photographs and an installation, the works on view presents different interpretations on the notion of landscape. Traditional style of en-plein air painting, Chinese shanshui landscape ink painting, taxonomic photography or even moving images of black and white movies – these landscapes are the manifestation of each artist’s imagined geography, opening up further invention and inviting imagination.
The works on view take up this notion of landscape as a narrative device that entertains mediation by individual projection and interpretation.
Just as books communicate through words, landscapes communicate through morphological and architectural elements. This allows for a thread of interpretations based on physical, political, cultural and emotional narratives.
- Gabriel Leung, Future Archive for Future-past no.9, 2014.
- Ivy Ma, Lily (gaze), 2011.