Gallery: Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Artist(s): Ryuji Tanaka
Opening / Event Date: 19 Oct, 2019
Closing / End Date: 1 Feb, 2020
Karin Weber Gallery is proud to present ‘Six Briefcases’ an exhibition that showcases the work of six upcoming Hong Kong talents and has taken several years in the making
Each artist has chosen a vintage briefcase to create a unique artwork. The briefcases are individual in character, imbued with a sense of history and passed down through generations. They were used for different purposes – as a doctor’s bag, for outdoor picnics and for storing newly tailored suits in the olden days.
Andio Lai has turned his briefcase into a portable vinyl record player allowing visitors to touch and interact with the artwork thereby creating new value and meanings. Carmen Ng showcases a diary which is her most valuable possession. Joyce Lung’s places wood-fired objects in a picnic briefcase that has travelled in Hong Kong and Chicago whilst having picnics with friends, a pleasant activity which brings people together. Leo Wong refabricates objects which have become obsolete and rekindles memories once lost. Tom Chung Man uses a spinning briefcase as an analogy for that a lot of the fast pace of events in f things and events happen so quickly in Hong Kong, suggesting with the result that their true meanings can never be fully understood. Tung Wing Hong’s work engages with the process of depicts transformation as the briefcase is continuously compressed and expanded.
About the Artists:
Andio Lai (b. 1988 ) is a sound artist and instrument builder. He uses musical instruments to explore the theme of sound and human-machine interaction. His e has a solo presentation ‘The Act Of Tracing’ was presented by Para Site at Art Basel Hong Kong 2016, the year he also participated in Carmen Ng’s ‘Wood Whispers’ exhibition at by Carmen Ng in Karin Weber Gallery. Another major show in 2016 was ‘Breathing Space’ an exhibition in the Asia Society Hong Kong in 2017.
Carmen Ng (b. 1988) is a multiple award winner, including the Distinguished Print Award in 29th Hong Kong Print Award in 2017 for her book project ‘Illustrated Map of Hong Kong 18 Districts’. She is one of the artists in the group exhibition ‘Matter’ curated by William Lim at the Seoul Auction Hong Kong in 2019.
Joyce Lung (b. 1992) graduated with an MFA from the Ceramics Department atin the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2019 and has exhibited in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia and the United States of America.
Leo Wong (b. 1985) participated in ‘Hi! Hill,’ an exhibition which took place at Tsuen Wan Chuen Lung Village , organized by the Art Promotion Office in 2018. His works have been exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair in Hong Kong. Leo His works explore the connection between people, places and things and how they interact with one another.
Tom Chung Man (b. 1994) was awarded the Award for the Young Artist in Visual Art at the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards in 2018. He had his first solo exhibition at Karin Weber Gallery in 2018 and participated in ‘Shek-O Sublime’ exhibition at Gallery Exit in 2019.
Tung Wing Hong (b. 1989) had just held a solo exhibition ‘Following The Imagined’ at CL3, Hong Kong, in 2019. He has participated in exhibitions at Pearl Lam Gallery, Shenzhen Art Museum, Siggraph Asia 2018 in Tokyo and Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong.