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Art Gallery Night: “Poetic Space” at YY9 Gallery

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13 May, 2014
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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“Art Gallery Night” Cocktails & Artist Sharing on 13 May 2014, Tuesday 6-10:30pm
Free public access; Details: www.hk-aga.org

YY9 Gallery is pleased to present “Poetic Space”, a joint exhibition by Arthur Chan and Sim Chan. In this exhibition, the two local artists will present their latest series of artworks which provide a brand-new perception of poetic space via the transformation and deconstruction of architecture in the cityscape into creative works of interactive installation. Through the process of art creation, both manage to create a metaphorical narrative that depicts the hidden memory and hence defines the soul of the city.

Arthur’s latest sculpture series, “traces of the city”, transforms some peculiar silhouettes of the city into various forms of pictorial representation, which capture unique shapes and scenes we see every day such as the outlines of skyscrapers, streets, back lanes and open spaces. Sim’s sculpture series, “CityKite”, aims to reflect the impact of urbanization by means of traditional craftsmanship — kite making. While it is often seemingly impossible to fly a kite in a crowded city, the artist intends to create his latest series of artwork as an analogy between the urban dwellers and the banned kites in the city, revealing and symbolizing the dream of kites and hence urban dwellers to fly free from all the constraints the sake of freedom.

About the artists:

Chan Hin Ming, Arthur completed the study of architecture at the University of Hong Kong, and then received his Master of Sustainable and Environmental Design from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2005. He furthered his study in the field of Fine Arts and received a Master and a Doctor degrees in Fine Arts from RMIT University in 2008 and 2013 respectively. He has won over 60 design and art awards in the USA, UK, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Mainland China, while his artworks have been collected privately. Currently, he engages in different overseas and local exhibitions and is the lecturer/ program coordinator of the Hong Kong Art School. He now lives and works in Hong Kong/ Beijing.

Born in Hong Kong in 1987, Sim Chan is a graduate of the Hong Kong Art School. He set up his own studio in Fotan in 2007 and participated in the artist-in-residence program in Beijing in 2009. He was selected as one of the nominees for the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2011 and as a “40under40” global creative talent by Perspective Magazine in 2013. He has been participating in various art exhibitions actively since 2007 in numerous cities, and was recently commissioned to create a public art installation at the Jockey Club Atrium of the Hong Kong Arts Centre.


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