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vA! is a hub for sharing of knowledge. In this series of talk, we invite local veteran artists and scholars to stimulate your thoughts on certain topics and pursue the profound knowledge of the art world together.
Venue : Lecture Theatre, 4/F, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre
Quota : 70 persons
Free admission. First-come, first-served. Speaker, topic, date and time are subject to change without prior notice.
Topic: The changes from amateur to professional – Installation art of Kum Chi-keung
Speaker: Kum Chi-keung
Kum Chi-keung is a local mixed-media artist. His art explores social, cultural and environmental issues. Kum received the ‘Urban Council Fine Arts Award' in Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibition in 1996, ‘Fellowship for Artistic Development' granted by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 1999, and awarded by Secretary for Home Affairs, HKSAR in 2014. Kum has participated in Biennale of Sydney International Contemporary Art Exhibition in 1998 and numerous important exhibitions and biennales in United States, Germany, Korea, and Hong Kong. They include China8, Germany (2015); Hong Kong Sculpture Biennial (2016); Amusing Sculpture Asia, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (2017); and Art Basel, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (2019).
Kum's works are collected by Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Opposite House in Beijing, The East in Hong Kong, MGM in Macau, K11 Art Mall in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, Deutsche Bank, Louis Vuitton (Taipei), Christian Dior (Paris), Sotheby, Christie, and private collectors.
Beginning as an amateur artist in the 1980s, he is now fully engaged in art creation. In this talk, Kum will share his art experience and observation. The artist will use his installation works as examples, and share with the audience about the developments, changes and experience in his art creation.
Topic: The trace of my expression of prints to the mineral pigment painting
Speaker: Chung Tai-fu
Language : Cantonese
Chung Tai-fu has been involving in artistic creation for over forty years. He uses many materials and techniques of different varieties. Chung Tai-fu originally loved to use intaglio printmaking with etching techniques. However, he became obsessed with the plasticity and expressiveness of mineral pigment later on for the artist's mission and characteristics of mineral pigment carrying historical meaning. Chung Tai-fu hopes to share with art lovers the exploration from prints to pigment painting.
Chung Tai-fu graduated from the Department of Fine Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He obtained his MFA degree at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 1990. He obtained many local and international awards which included the Drawing and Printmaking Awards of Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Exhibition in 1985 and 1989 respectively, the Printmaker of the Year Award by the Hong Kong Artists' Guild in 1992, and the Silver Award of the Tokyo International Print Exhibition in 1993. He has held solo art exhibitions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Tokyo, London, and Vancouver. His works are collected by art museums and private collectors.
Rescheduling of ‘art talk' (Topic: ‘The trace of my expression of prints to the mineral pigment painting')
The ‘art talk' (Topic: ‘The trace of my expression of prints to the mineral pigment painting') which was originally scheduled at 5:15pm, 26 October 2019 at Lecture Theatre, 4/F, Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre has been rescheduled.
For enquiry, please contact the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre at 3101 2770.
Topic: From architectural to art photography
Speaker: Ko Chi-keung, Alfred
Time: 11:30am – 1pm (Sat)
Ko Chi-keung Alfred is working as a freelance photographer. He studied photography at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Canada. He taught part-time at the Department of Design/Photography of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the Department of Extramural Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the First Institute of Art and Design, and the Chingying Design Institute. In the late 1970s, Ko founded with friends the FOTOCINE School of Photography and the Photo Centre, with an aim to nurturing professional photographers in Hong Kong. Apart from being awarded ‘Photographer of the Year' presented by the Hong Kong Artists' Guild in 1992, his photo album ‘Palace Museum – The Forbidden City' won the ‘Champion Book of the Year Awards' and the ‘Best Produced English Language Book' presented by the Hong Kong Urban Council in 1982 and 1984 respectively. Ko has participated in many local and international group and solo exhibitions. The latter included ‘Hong Kong, China' (1993), ‘The Blues' (1997), ‘Nocturne' (2008), and ‘Agoraphobia' (2012). His works are collected by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum and private collectors.
Ko is a founding and honorable member, along with the former chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Professional Photographers (HKIPP). He is also the former chairman (2013 – 2017) and honorary chairman of the Hong Kong International Photo Festival (HKIPF). Ko Chi-keung Alfred would like to share his photographic works – his photo album ‘Palace Museum – The Forbidden City' created in 1980s and a series of photographs about the changes of Hong Kong. The artist will talk about his experience in the creation of art photography during over 40 years of time.
Topic: The clay knows my answer
Speaker: Tsang Cheung-shing, Johnson
I often ask myself questions. Who am I? What am I doing here? What is the purpose? In my life, it appears to me that I need to look for my answers in the fog. Fortunately, I met an excellent teacher in a summer night twenty-eight years ago. My teacher is the most humble, kind and clever one that simply and peacefully exists in the Earth. My teacher leads me to know myself and find my answers to my own questions. I can understand the significance in my life. Clay is my teacher.
Tsang Cheung-shing mostly employs realist sculptural techniques accompanied by surrealist imagination in creating his artworks. In 2002, Tsang started to capture and present the instantaneous moments of liquid splashes in sculptural form with white porcelain. He created the Yuanyang series, which are collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Yingge Ceramics Museum of Taiwan. In 2011 and 2012, Tsang's works of art – Bowls of Fantasy and Splash of Wonder, were awarded the Special Prize of International Competition of Korea Gyeonggi International Ceramics Biennale 2011, and the Grand Prize of Taiwan International Ceramics Biennale 2012 respectively. Tsang is the first Chinese artist who won both of the two prestigious international ceramics awards.
In this talk, artist Tsang Cheung-shing will share his joyful and creative experience in making art with clay throughout these twenty-eight years.