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Bon Voyage- Hong Kong artist Damon Tong’s solo exhibition

Exhibition details

Opening / Event Date:
12 December, 2021
Time:
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Closing / End Date:
22 January, 2022

Art Projects Gallery proudly presents Hong Kong artist, Damon Tong’s latest  solo exhibition, Bon Voyage.  

Tong is known for his use of the unconventional medium of custom-made  stickers, inspired by the ubiquitous “Made In Hong Kong” stickers that he came  across during his childhood in the 1970-80s when his family was in the garment  business.  

Tong’s recent works continue in the direction of his “World Peace” series, this  time focusing on the theme of “childhood games”. His latest works, composed using  his trademark “Made in Hong Kong” and “Made in China” stickers, are inspired by  the “Aeroplane Chess”, a popular childhood board-game in Asia, as a metaphor for the recent emigration phenomenon in Hong Kong. For Tong, taking flight may be  something that many desired in the current situation. The familiarity and innocence  of the aeroplane chess imagery, juxtaposed against the complexity of the current  social context, sums up the artist’s concept for the show:

 “A greeting so familiar yet has become oddly unfamiliar. For those who have  departed, a return is something of the unknown this time around. Like our beloved  childhood games, our steps are often just as random as a throw of dice. Before we  embark on our next stop in our journey, let’s revisit our many “journeys” “on board”! 

Born in Hong Kong in 1979, Damon Tong received his Bachelor of Art degree  in Fine Art from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (co presented with the Hong Kong Art School) in 2008 and his Master of Visual Arts from the Hong Kong Baptist University in 2013. He is also a member of Rental United, an  artist trio established in 2009, which is known for their participatory practices.

“Bon Voyage” exhibition will be on from 11 Dec 2021 to 22 Jan 2022 at Art  Projects Gallery. The works can be viewed in person during the gallery opening  hours, subject to relevant Covid19 crowd control measures. The works can also be  viewed online at www.artprojectsasia.com. 

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