“Paradoxes in Art Creation – A Conversation with Halley Cheng”
Date: Sat, 16 Sept 2017
Time: 3:00 – 4:00PM
Venue: Galerie Ora-Ora, G/F, 7 Shin Hing Street, Central,
Speakers: Jeff Leung Chin Fung and Halley Cheng
Join us for a conversation with Halley Cheng, in which the artist will discuss his latest show “Twist/Turn” and share perspectives on his art creation. The title of the show partly originates from Chan Koonchung’s reference to China as a Rubik’s Cube, a complex machine which may show visible change at the surface, whilst its underlying structure remains the same, immutable and fixed.
In subtle response to oppositional, fragmented positions, Cheng investigates a city where the players may be caught in self-delusion. In the talk, “Paradoxes in Art Creation”, guest speaker and independent curator Jeff Leung Chin Fung will join the artist as they discuss Cheng’s view of the contradictions and juxtapositions in art, life and the world in general.
We hope to see you as we explore this ever twisting, ever turning theatrical stage. A place where truth can be hard to find.
About Halley Cheng
Born in 1986, Halley Cheng received his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008 and four years later obtained his master’s degree in Visual Arts, Studio and Extended Media from the Hong Kong Baptist University.
His works have won numerous awards including the Hong Kong Young Artist 2012 Grand Prize. His works have been collected by important collectors such as The Philippe Charriol Foundation and Bank of China.
About Jeff Leung
Leung Chin Fung, Jeff, is an independent curator and part-time lecturer at local universities. Jeff has a wealth of experience in exhibition administration and curatorship, having spearheaded institutional projects both locally and abroad, for instance the Hong Kong Pavilion at the ‘Venice Biennale’ (Italy, 2003). In addition to contributing exhibition reviews, Jeff currently is engaged on curating exhibitions of Hong Kong Art in various formats and places, including the inaugural show ‘Hiking Arte’ (2010) at the K11 Art Mall, mobile showcase ‘Wearable Exhibition: Bring Art Everywhere’ (2012) and ‘X+Y: Duo Solo Exhibition of Phoebe Hui and Tung Wing Hong’ (2016) at Chi Art Space, the art space in an office building.