Opening / Event Date: 17 May, 2021
Closing / End Date: 24 Oct, 2021
Saturday, 24 August, 3 – 5 pm
de Sarthe Artist Residency X Wing Po So
Address: 20/F, Global Trade Square, 21 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am – 7 pm
DE SARTHE is pleased to announce an “In-Gallery Picnic” as part of its residency program with Wing Po So, Saturday, 24 August from 3 to 5 pm. Occurring within de Sarthe’s Hong Kong gallery, the picnic will revolve around Wing’s use of Chinese medicinal ingredients and her ongoing creation of a large-scale cocoon and small fossils, accompanied by the smell, sound, light and shadows which haunt the process. Participants are encouraged to participate in the destruction and reconstruction of these ingredients and will enjoy a playlist arranged by Wing. Visitors will also witness a transformation in progress – one that heads toward a reversal of perception, positions, and perspectives between us and our physical surroundings.
Participants are asked to bring their own picnic blankets and snacks. Corn silk tea will be served.
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(Interviews with gallery directors and artist available upon request.)
About the Artist
Born in 1985 in Hong Kong, Wing Po So graduated with a B.F.A from the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in Saint Louis in 2007, and with an M.F.A. from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012.
Born into a family with generations of Chinese medicine practitioners, Wing Po So has been acquainted with the forms and smells of Chinese herbs since childhood. With an interest in plant reproduction, energy flow, structural assemblages and celestial science, she contemplates the microcosm and physicality of substance by incorporating the pharmacological herbs which have always surrounded her into large-scale installation and sculpture. Wing Po So’s artistic practice weaves Chinese medical and philosophical thinking into celestial wonders that reconstruct the correlation of matter and being.
Wing Po So’s most recent solo exhibition is Six-part Practice, Tai Kwun Contemporary, Hong Kong (2018). Her work has also been widely exhibited in group shows, including: Ghost Walk, Hong Kong Fringe Club, Hong Kong (2015), Sound of Image: Exploring the Links between Audio Description and Visual Art, Hong Kong Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong (2013), Seesaw- MA Fine Arts Graduation Show, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (2012), Black Market, Wan Chai Gresson Street, Hong Kong (2012), Detour 2012: Hawkerama II, Wan Chai Police Station, Hong Kong (2012), Market Forces, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong (2012), Exhibition of Books Saint Louis Artist’s Guild, Missouri, USA (2007).
She also published an artist book in 2018, titled “From Space to Space: An Illustrated Guide to an Infinite Something”.
Wing Po So currently lives and works in Hong Kong.