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Venue for Li Yau-mang's exhibition changed

The venue for staging the exhibition, "Displacement and Transformation - Works by Li Yau-mang", scheduled from December 16 to December 30, will be changed from the City Hall to Exit J, Jackson Lobby, MTR Central Station.

The exhibition will run until January 2, 2005. Admission is free.

Through observation and reflection, Li Yau-mang has often been inspired by his surroundings and takes social problems as the subject matter of his paintings. Images of babies, cats and buildings, which are commonly found in his works, reflect the dark side of city life. A plastic baby doll is a figurative image of the general public. The working class bearing the huge pressure from work everyday is as vulnerable as a baby. These people have lost focus and do not know whether to laugh or to cry. The cat represents justice. While the Chinese believe that cat can exorcise evil spirits, the people of the West see it as a symbol of greed and the devil. The crowded buildings represent the artist's feelings about the modern city.

In this exhibition, Li has created his work without perspective, which is a technique seldom used in traditional Chinese paintings. His works' deliberately confused composition depicts the same state of anxiety and insecurity.

The exhibition, 13th and last 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.

To learn more about the artist and his work, visit the APO's website: .

For enquiries, call 3101 2712 or 3101 2713.

Ends/Friday, December 10, 2004
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