In the context of the project series “performingART”, organized by Oi! and presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, in which the artists explore the interrelation of the real and virtual worlds in art practice by adopting various kinds of objects from daily life as media, the art space presents four projects during Art Basel Hong Kong:
3.3.2017 – 23.4.2017: Wong Wai Yin: “A place never been seen is not a place”
The featured installation reproduces the artist’s recurring dream-like images and turns them into a real-life setting. Audience can enter the dream-like setting, pick up the phone receiver and listen to a voice reading a paragraph of text, while catching the obscure scene in the bin. Between reality and imitation is where ambiguous daily objects signify a well of hidden meanings.
6.3.2017 – 4.6.2017: Xu Bing: Dragonfly Eyes
Xu Bing’s work is presented in the form of a film trailer, made up of over ten thousands surveillance video recordings collected by the artist and his creative team. Audience are able to re-interpret these moving images, challenging conventional understanding of film and reality.
20.3.2017 – 31.8.2017: Annie Wan Lai Kuen: Collecting Moonlight
The artist intervenes in everyday life by placing art objects into real settings, breaking the conventional ways of display and viewing. She brings art further into living by creating ceramics mounded from found objects and placing them with real products at some neighboring merchants. Daily objects are juxtaposed with the moulded ceramics, revealing different levels of reality. It thereby creates tensions between recognition and imagination, inviting the audience to reflect on the real-ness and essence of daily experience. A map is provided to encourage audience to search for the artworks in the community.
20.3.2017 – 31.8.2017: Luke Ching: Allegory Practice of Personification
The artist always interferes with and responds to social issues through art. In this project, his art practice is rendered with the method of personification and community intervention, leading to the writings of ten allegories. Through communication of delicate sentimentality in the form of allegory, audience are able to broaden their perceptions and imagination, while thinking deeply over public issues.
- Xu Bing, Dragonfly Eyes, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Oi!
- Wong Wai Yin, A place never been seen is not a place, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Oi!
- Luke Ching, Allegory Practice of Personification, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Oi!
- Annie Wan Lai Kuen, Collecting Moonlight, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Oi!