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Exhibition advocates independent thinking

An exhibition featuring the latest creation by local artist Tang Ying-chi -- stitched lines on colourful chiffon -- will run from Friday (September 3) to September 19 at the Exhibition Galleries, Hong Kong Central Library.

Through more than 70 works on display, including spectacles, veils and columns made from chiffon, "Visual Veil - Works by Tang Ying-chi" provides visitors with an enlightening visual experience to explore the question of independent thinking. A selection of Tang's works is also on display at Exit J, Jackson Lobby, MTR Central Station until October 5. Admission is free.

In this exhibition, Tang has parted with conventional painting tools like canvas, paint and brushes, and opted for colourful chiffon as a canvas, threads as paint, and a sewing machine, which make free stitches, as a brush. It is like children drawing spontaneously during their first encounters with painting -- the purest and most natural form of expression -- which also shows Tang's wish to lead audiences to think naturally and freely.

Industrial fabric, an everyday object, is chosen as the art medium as Tang believes that artistic creation is a matter for all.

One of the major exhibits featured in the exhibition is a set of columns which consist of four pieces of densely stitched chiffon. Light comes in through one side of the fabric, allowing audiences to see an entirely different world when they stand on the other side. This exhibit, along with the spectacles and veils on display, not only provides audiences with an alternative visual experience, but also communicates the message that everything has different perspectives.

The exhibition, the 11th of the Artists in the Neighbourhood Scheme, is organised by the Art Promotion Office (APO) of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department. The scheme is also a partnership project with the Mass Transit Railway Corporation, aiming to promote local visual arts to the public.

Free guided tours will be offered to the public and school groups. For bookings, contact the Community Art Team of the APO on 3101 2712 or 3101 2713.

To learn more about the artist and her work, visit the website, .

Hong Kong Central Library is located at 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Its Exhibition Galleries is open daily from 10am to 8pm.

Ends/Wednesday, September 1, 2004
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