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Wood Whispers – Carmen Ng & Andio Lai

Exhibition details

Opening / Event Date:
8 September, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closing / End Date:
8 October, 2016
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Wood whispers its name

You ask me to which family I belong

Beech perhaps

Leaves are pacing on the soil

Meandering tree shadows

Indicate the passage of time

I have no name

Neither have they


Nature, left undisturbed, has never required a spokesperson; hence the concept of environmental protection is something external and man-made. The only thing Nature has ever needed is its own dwelling place.

Overdevelopment of our cities, and pollution of water sources, have put the very survival of Nature at risk. Human decisions to fell trees have often been taken lightly, and carelessly forced Nature to adapt to humanity.

In the East, people regard wood as a living being, yet objectify it and treat it as a commodity devoid of soul and spirit. If wooden objects were truly ‘alive’, how would they respond to urban development, and how would they react to human behavior?

‘Wood Whispers,’ the latest exhibition at Karin Weber Gallery, imaginatively explores the theme of Nature in a series of interactive, multidimensional artworks by two emerging Hong Kong artists, Carmen Ng and Andio Lai, who specialize in painting and new media art respectively. Their inaugural collaboration is eagerly anticipated, as a fusion of their styles will create some magical visual and auditory experiences.

Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm
Sunday, 2pm – 6pm


About The Artists

Carmen Ng (b. 1988)

A graduate of Hong Kong Baptist University, Carmen focuses on illustrations with a fantastical, dreamlike twist and regularly shows with Karin Weber Gallery. Still at an early stage in her career, Carmen has already won an impressive range of art and design awards, including the 2014 Best Illustration (Published) Awards, Second Greater China Illustration Awards and 2013 Spring Workshop Map Drawing Competition.


Andio Lai (b. 1988)

A sound performer and instrument builder, Andio Lai lives and works in Hong Kong. He received a BA in Creative Media from the City University of Hong Kong in 2015 and is currently pursuing a MA in Fine Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His works include comics, media installation and performances. He has performed in different events and art spaces, most recently at Para Site’s booth at Art Basel Hong Kong this year.


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