Karin Weber Gallery is proud to collaborate with twenty mostly local artists in the largest group show in its history. ‘A Book Act’ consists of distinctive Acts 1 and 2 across a three month period from December 2022 to February 2023. Act 1 features mechanical installations, prints, and paintings, while Act 2 focuses on sound installations, augmented reality and three dimensional objects.
Employing a book theme as a starting point, the works of participating artists offer a highly diverse, thought provoking, and often entertaining discourse.
Artistic angles include the exploration of physical book characteristics, such as their covers, or the mechanism of page turning. Artists also frequently reference personal subjects, such as A Diary by Hong Kong artist Chan Sai Lok in conversation with himself, sex education manuals, or sticker collection albums. Hong Kong artist Law Man Lok shares his memory of being unable to afford David Hockney’s highly coveted A Bigger Book, which led him to recreating his own version in a more accessible format.
Books capture and inspire the imagination of their creator and their readers. A Book Act 1 & 2 witnesses how books find a new expression expressed as an art form.