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Apple Blossom 3 by Kum Chi-keung: ASHK x HKAGA Sculpture Exhibition

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Opening / Event Date:
26 March, 2020
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closing / End Date:
27 September, 2020
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Alisan Fine Arts is pleased to participate in ASHKxHKAGA Sculpture Exhibition, presenting Kum Chi-keung’s flourish apple. Kum Chi-keung, a pivotal sculptor of Hong Kong, is well known for using sculptural installations in the shape of bird cages to explore social, cultural and environmental issues. His creative concept of the recent “Apple” series is a combination of public art, nature, and traditional Chinese culture. The artist uses car paint to paint colourful flower patterns on these unique shapes of the birdcages mix with apples, creating this “Apple Blossom 3” sculptures that can be freely displayed outdoor. The Apple has been moved from its previous outdoor location to indoor next to the Asia Society Shop. For Kum, apple symbolizes wisdom and health, the colour green shows the vitality of nature. Coupling with floral patterns, it shares the meaning of blossoms and bearing fruits and it is one of Kum’s iconic works that obtain the essence of Contemporary Chinese art.

Kum has participated in numerous important exhibitions and biennales in places such as the United States, Germany, Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He was also one of the eight Hong Kong artists who was selected to create work in response to a chosen piece in the Hong Kong Museum of Art’s permanent collection to celebrate the re-opening of the museum with the exhibition, Classics Remix: The Hong Kong View-point. Kum’s major exhibitions include 1998 Inside Out: New Chinese Art, a traveling exhibition: New York, Washington, San Francisco, Seattle, United States; Monterrey, Mexico; Canberra, Australia; Hong Kong; 1998 The 11th Biennale of Sydney International Contemporary Art Exhibition;1998 The New Face of Hong Kong, House of World Cultures, Berlin; 2006 The 9th Seoul Fringe Festival, Korea; solo exhibition at HK12 (2012). Kum’s works have been collected by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, K11 Art Mall in Hong Kong & Guangzhou, Bank of China, Deutsche Bank, and MGM in Macau.

His sculptures Morning Light and Bonsai 12 are currently on view at Alisan Fine Arts Aberdeen exhibition “Contemporary Forms of Ink Painting” till July 4th. Address: 2305 Hing Wai Centre, 7 Tin Wan Praya Road, Aberdeen. Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-6pm.


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