Art Basel Screening: ACC Artist Series - Artistry and Aesthetics
|Date||May 19 - 23, 2021|
|Time||Launch & Meet-the-Artists | 19 May 2021 at 3:00 pm|
|Venue||Art Basel Hong Kong | 19 - 23 May 2021
Booth P7 | 1/F, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
At Art Basel Hong Kong, the ACC booth will feature the newly completed project ACC Artist Series - Artistry and Aesthetics. The series is a collection of video interviews of four ACC artists from various disciplines sharing their personal stories about their artistic journeys and creative processes, and the impact of cultural exchange on them. The first four episodes are:
Chan Ping Chiu – Pioneer of the New Wave Theatre in Hong Kong
Mui Cheuk Yin – The Great Argus, wielder of Fans and Mirrors
Kingsley Ng – Sculptor of Light and Time
Tsang Man Tung – Nature and the Sonic Theatre Designer
We would like to thank our incredible team for working closely with us. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to the following ACC alumni for steering this project: Tsang Man Tung (2009 Fellow), Jass Leung (2015 Fellow), and Cheung Chi Wai (1999), also to Ray Leung, On the Paper, and Moon 9 Image for providing professional support. Thank you to our interviewees Chan Ping Chiu (2000), Mui Cheuk Yin (1989), Kingsley Ng (2013), and Man Tung for participating in this project.
Mui Cheuk Yin - Choreographer
An internationally renowned solo artist and dance ambassador for Hong Kong, Mui was a dancer at the Hong Kong Dance Company (1981-1990). She received an ACC Fellowship to take part in the International Choreographer’s Programme at the American Dance Festival and performed at the East-West Center, University of Hawaii.
In 2000, Mui was invited by Pina Bausch and Folkwang Tanzstudio to choreograph Whispering Colour and to perform as a guest dancer in The Rite of Spring with Tanztheatre Wuppertal. Her solo works were also featured in the 25th and the 35th edition of the Pina Bausch Anniversary Dance Festvial. Her choreography has a distinctive aesthetic voice and, while contemporary, often incorporates Chinese elements. Her unwavering commitment and passion for excellence in dance has earned her numerous honours, including three Hong Kong Dance Awards, and the 2012 Hong Kong Dance Award for Distinguished Achievement Award presented by the Hong Kong Dance Alliance for her dedication and long-standing commitment to developing dance in Hong Kong over three decades.
Chan Ping Chiu, Artistic Director, On and On Theatre
Born in Hong Kong, Chan Ping Chiu graduated from School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Drama School, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In 1988 Chan founded the experimental theatre group “Sand & Bricks”; In mid-90’s, he joined Chung Ying Theatre Company as education officer, and explored possibilities in educational theatre. In 1997, Chan staged a series of works about the handover of Hong Kong, such as Fly Fly Fly Archaeology Bird, which won widespread acclaims. Vision Invisible was invited to tour in Taipei, Tokyo, and Europe. In 2001, Chan received a Lee Hysan Foundation-ACC Fellowship to join a 10-month cultural exchange residency in New York, where he studied at New York University and the Ontological-hysteric Theatre under the mentorship of Richard Schechner and Richard Foreman. A year later, Chan returned to Hong Kong and founded On and On Theatre Workshop at Cattle Depot Artist Village. Since then, Chan has directed a series of cutting-edge works including the well-received “New Wave” Theatre.
Chan’s award-winning works include: Waking Dreams in 1984, Electronic City, The Post-modern God of Food, The Golden Dragon (Der Goldene Drache), hamlet b., Oleanna, etc. In 2013, Chan was selected as the Best Artist of the year (Drama) by Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Recent works include Best Wishes and Tête-bêche.
Kingsley Ng – Visual Artist
Kingsley Ng is an interdisciplinary designer and artist focusing primarily on site-specific, process-based and participatory projects. Ng crafts a relationship between the work and its context through interactive installations, public workshops, sound, spatial design and experiential design. He graduated from Ryerson University, Le Fresnoy – National Studio of Contemporary Arts, and the University of Edinburgh. His art and design projects have been exhibited at venues such as the IRCAM – Centre Pompidou, Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Milan Design Week, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan, Land Art Mongolia, Shanghai World Expo, and Guangzhou Triennial. He is recipient of a number of grants and awards including the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009, Award for Best Artist (Media Arts) at the 2013 Hong Kong Arts Development Awards, and the Altius Fellowship from the Asian Cultural Council for overseas research. Ng is currently an assistant professor at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University.
Tsang Man Tung – Scenographer
An indispensible member in the theatre arts scene for over two decades, Tsang Man Tung has designed over 200 works and received Best Set Design, Best Costume Design, Best Make-up & Image Design, and Award for Best Artist (Theatre) (2007/08) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards. In 2009, Tsang received the Huang He Fellowship from ACC which enabled him to visit Yale University School of Drama as a special research fellow in 2010. He received Outstanding Set Design for Dance from the Hong Kong Dance Award in 2012, 2016 & 2017 respectively. In addition, he was among the awardees in the ‘Secretary for Home Affairs’ Commendation Scheme’ in 2015 for his contribution to the development of arts and culture. In 2017, Tsang received the Silver prize for Set Design at the World Stage Design 2017 and is internationally renowned for his theatre design. His aesthetic vision, “Transcend to the Beyond”, which aims to introduce Zen into theatre, is reflected in The Heart Sutra, Vipassana-Silent Walk, Silence in the Woods to name a few. Tsang has been practicing Himalayan singing bowls for over a decade, as a way of contemplation on life; and with his performing arts experiences, he brought the singing bowls to stages around the world, he collaborated and performed with Pipa soloist Wong Chi Ching, Nan Guan artist Wang Xin Xin, Kunqu performer Aiping Kong respectively. He released his singing bowl album The Seed of Sound in 2018, and the book Singing Bowl Book in 2020.