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Exhibition details

Opening / Event Date:
12 October, 2013
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closing / End Date:
5 November, 2013
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Karin Weber Gallery announces that talented Hong Kong sculptor, Jaffa Lam, is holding her solo exhibition at the gallery from 12th October to 5th November 2013.

After doing a major solo exhibition at The Hong Kong Arts Centre and publishing a book entitled ‘Away from the crowd’ earlier this year, and fresh from representing HK in this year’s Setouchi Triennale in Japan, Jaffa produces sculptures which mimic the world’s famous gemstones, in terms of shapes, cuts, facets and colour.  The sculptures are assembled using recycled materials i.e. crate wood and old furniture as this has always been Jaffa’s signature.

Jaffa questions the definition of value above all else.  Who has the authority to put a stamp on the value?   How many of the things we treasure lasts?  What Jaffa is trying to understand is universal to all human beings, yet the ‘nothing-seem-to-last’ attitude and ‘unlimited desire’ is particularly apparent in Hong Kong.

About Jaffa Lam

Jaffa received her BFA, MFA and Postgraduate Diploma in Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  She is now teaching at the Hong Kong Art School and the Chinese University Fine Arts Department. She was one of the artists selected by the HK Government’s Art Promotion Office for its “Artists in Neighbourhood Scheme” in 2003, the fellow of the Desiree and Hans Michael Jebsen Fellowship of Asian Cultural Council in 2006, the invited artist of the 10th anniversary of Tree Museum in Toronto in 2007, and took part in a group exhibition “Diverse City” at Singapore Art Museum last year.  She She was commissioned to do an art installation “Running Skirt” at the newly built Innovation Tower at The HK Polytechnic University this year. Her works are collection by The Hong Kong Art Museum, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Rabobank.

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