The K11 Art Foundation presents Everything’s Alright, curated by Vivian Poon. The exhibition showcases six groups of artworks with a total of over 40 pieces by the two-person art collective Dirty Paper. The art pieces range from paintings to installations and sculptures, inspired by the delightful absurdities of everyday life in Hong Kong.
The artists are imaginative and thoughtful; they intended to provoke the rethinking of our everyday life. For instance, one of the art pieces, Puberty Once Again, makes good use of the physical changes that puberty brings on to convey a sense of irritation and uncontrollability in life. In another piece, Unsuccessful Admission, the personification technique is employed to present the various faculties of Hong Kong’s nine universities. And the different time and effort needed to study a particular subject.
Everything’s Alright is the second under the banner of As Far As Near, the latest KAF project to incubate emerging Hong Kong artists and curators. The artists present the far but near reality and guide audiences to have echoes in their hearts.
Dirty Paper is an art collective formed by Chan Wai Lap and Yau Kwok Keung in 2010. Their works represent their memories and experiences of the frequently overlooked absurdities that are part and parcel of Hong Kong life. Their previous solo exhibition Yesterday was held at Osage Gallery in 2013. Chan Wai Lap is an artist based in Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Communication from Birmingham City University in 2011. By highlighting the different rules and happenings of the everyday, serious issues usually illustrated by simple materials, displayed in a humorous context, Chan explores the connections between common objects and the quotidian experiences of Hong Kong life. Yau Kwok Keung is an artist based in Hong Kong. He received his Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Visual Communication Design from the School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2012. With his interest in observing urban life and people’s behaviours and relationships, Yau turns his observations into different stories and lays bare some of the ridiculous aspects of everyday life.