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Journeys of a Hong Kong Poet, Leung Ping Kwan (1949 - 2013) — A Participating Programme of "Hong Kong Week [email protected]"  
Presented by Hong Kong-Taiwan Cultural Co-operation Committee
In association with Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office (Taiwan)
Supported by Hong Kong Tourism Board, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Film Development Council
Co-organised by Art Promotion Office and Hong Kong Fringe Club
 
Following the exhibition "Leung Ping Kwan (1949 - 2013), A Retrospective" held earlier this year in Hong Kong, the Art Promotion Office and Hong Kong Fringe Club  joined forces once again to promote cultural conversations between Hong Kong and Taiwan. In "Hong Kong Week 2014", the works of Hong Kong artists, as well as those of Leung Ping Kwan – a prolific poet, novelist, scholar, and literary, film and cultural critic of Hong Kong – were presented to the Taiwan audience.
 
Leung Ping Kwan (1949-2013) (pen-name Yasi) was a celebrated man of letters in Hong Kong. He traversed comfortably across different media, and geographic and cultural borders. An avant-garde artist, Yasi was never afraid to engage his writing with other art forms, be it visual art, design, music, dance, fashion or a mix of them.
 
In his vision of this Journeys exhibition, literature did not rest between pages of text, instead it was alive; literature was a part of his dialogue with life – a life full to the brim with his many artist-friends. With more than one hundred works of art, artists featuring creative dialogue with artist-collaborators, the exhibition came under eight themes - Images of Hong Kong, Journeys, Residence on Earth, Lotus Leaves, Foodscape, Art Poems, Greetings, and Odes – with a ninth section featuring the work of emerging artists from Taiwan, including Zepulj Kaluvung, Li Yen-zhi, Jam Wu, Chang Shih-fei and Tsai Wan-shuen: the artists have all been inspired by Yasi and respond to his art with their own art forms. Altogether, the exhibition is at once real and symbolic of Yasi's journeys from East to West and then back again. It contains Yasi's presence – his wit and humour, his generosity and open spirit, his never-ending sense of curiosity, his vast museum of life.
 
The many events of "Journeys of a Hong Kong Poet, Leung Ping Kwan (1949-2013)" celebrate Yasi's life and continue the voices in Hong Kong literature and culture.
 
Exhibition
Date : 17.10 – 2.11.2014
Time : 17.10.2014 2:00 – 7:00pm
            18.10 – 2.11.2014 10:00am – 7:00pm
Venue : 2B, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Taipei
Free admission
 
Other Literary Events
 
‘Thinking of a Poet' : Recital
Moderator : Mary Wong
Readers : Sonia Au, Chen Kuo-Wei, Leung Man Tao, Li Re-Teng, Shiu Wen-Wei, Yuen Siu Cheong
Date : 18.10.2014 (Sat)
Time : 4:00– 6:00pm
Venue : 2B, Huashan 1914 Creative Park, Taipei
 
‘Tea-Coffee' : A Literary Talk on Leung Ping Kwan and the Cultural Identity of Hong Kong
Moderator : Mary Wong
Speakers : Sonia Au, Chen Chien-Chung, Leung Man Tao, Li Re-Teng, Shiu Wen-Wei
Date : 19.10.2014 (Sun)
Time : 2:00– 4:00pm
Venue : 3/F, Kishu An Forest of Literature, Taipei
 
‘We Travel with Lots of Stuff': A Literary Talk on Leung Ping Kwan' s Experimental and Cross Disciplinary Art
Moderator : Mary Wong
Speakers : Chan Chi Tak, Siu Yan Ho, Ben Wong King Fai, Yung Man Han
Date : 26.10.2014 (Sun)
Time : 3:00– 5:00pm
Venue : The Forum, 3/F, Eslite Xinyi Branch, Taipei
 
Public Docent Tours (in Mandarin)
Date : 17.10 – 2.11.2014 (except 18.10.2014)
Time : 3:00pm (45 minutes per session)
Meeting Point : Exhibition Reception, 2B, Huashan1914 Creative Park, Taipei

 

Enquiries
Tel:  2512 3005 (Art Promotion Office) /
2521 7251 (Hong Kong Fringe Club)
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/apo.hk 
www.facebook.com/yasiretrospective

 

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