Beyond Canvas ⎹ ACC @ Art Basel Hong Kong 20222022-4-29
Beyond Canvas ⎹ ACC @ Art Basel Hong Kong 2022
ACC@Art Basel Hong Kong Week#2 Bulletin features four of our alumni who take art beyond the canvas. Keep scrolling to see the artworks of Fiona Wong, Ho Siu Kee, Annie Wan and Ivy Ma, which make use of materials such as clay, bronze, ceramic and wooden panel. This week's line-up certainly speaks for the diversity of the aesthetic and mediums of our roster of artists.
ACC @ Art Basel Hong Kong 2022
May 27 to May 29 (Preview on May 25 & May 26)
Au Hoi Lam ⎹ Ho Siu Kee ⎹ Phoebe Hui ⎹ Hung Keung
Kwan Pun Leung ⎹ Jaffa Lam ⎹ Lam Tung Pang
Lee Chi Hoi ⎹ Leung Chi Wo⎹ Otto Li ⎹ Ivy Ma
Pak Sheung Chuen ⎹ Beatrix Pang ⎹ So Hing Keung ⎹ Tang Kwok Hin
Annie Wan ⎹ Doris Wong ⎹ Fiona Wong ⎹ Morgan Wong ⎹ Wong Wo Bik
Week 2 Highlights:
Fiona Wong, Ho Siu Kee, Annie Wan and Ivy Ma
Wong Lai Ching, Fiona (1998 Fellow)
Gold Maidenhair Fern
47 cm diameter, 13 cm height
Japanese Black Clay, Liquid Gold Lustre
Wong Lai Ching, Fiona (1998 Fellow) is a ceramic artist. Working with a medium that is rooted in the Chinese tradition, She stretches its limits, incorporating other disciplines such as tailoring, cobbling, and lamp production. Her particular expertise is with pure white porcelain, but she is immersed in experiments with various clays without glazes, in their possibilities and limitations. The raw finish of the bare clay once fired contrasts with the delicacy of each of the hand-crafted pieces brought together to form her distinctive roles and figures. She received Starr Foundation Award from the Asian Cultural Council in 2000 and was elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics in Geneva in 2007. She was the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards Artist of the Year (Visual Arts) in 2017. Today. Her works have been collected by the British Museum, Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong, The Opposite House, Beijing, Kadoorie McAulay Ltd., and Fidelity Investment Ltd.
Ho Siu Kee (2000 Fellow)
Making Mountain No.1 (Bronze Casting)
16 × 14 x 30 cm
The artwroks of Ho Siu Kee (2000 Fellow) began with the exploration of his own senses and bodily perception as a means of aesthetic expression both in contemporary sculptural practice and in traditional handicrafts. They often appear as self-portraiture through the visual representation of his body imagery, employing different media, such as sculpture, installation, photography and video. The visual presentation materializes and projects the innate personal experience as a means of artistic expression, which is expected to relay communication between the “Self” and the “Other." Ho has participated in prestigious exhibitions including the "23rd International Biennial of São Paulo" in 1996 and the Hong Kong Pavilion at the "49th Venice Biennial" in 2001. Ho was awarded the Membership to the Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK in 2012.
Wan Lai Kuen, Annie (2000 Fellow)
Phenomenon of Time I, II, III
8 x 9 x 2 cm each
Wan Lai Kuen, Annie (2011 Fellow) is a contemporary ceramic artist who takes as her subject matter everyday objects and transforms them into beautiful objects injected with meaning. Her signature works include an ancient poem — captured in the dead of night by “borrowing” the characters from common Hong Kong signs (with the assistance of plaster casts). She later transforms these traditional Chinese characters into beautiful wall objects that form an ancient poem. The artist has also captured an entire library of vintage texts by preserving their forms in plaster. Wan was the featured artist at the Hong Kong House, Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (2018), and participated in the Gwangju Biennale, Korea (2018), Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan (2011). She was the winner in sculpture of the Philippe Charriol Foundation Art Competition (1999). Her works have been collected by Burger Collection, Switzerland, Guldagergaard, Denmark, Hong Kong M+ Museum, Habitus, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Heritage Musuem, and private collectors.
Ma King Chu, Ivy (2007 Fellow)
Think of Wind 05, 06
41 x 31 cm
Mixture of charcoal, pastel, graphite, acrylic, laser print on art paper, and Japanese pure gold leaf on wooden panel
Ivy Ma (2007 Fellow) works in drawings, paintings, photography, and mixed-media installation. Cultivating an aesthetic characterized by quietness and stillness, Ma’s work becomes a philosophical reflection on nature and history. Her process is both careful and caring, infused with humility and sympathy even as she examines complex history. Looking, collecting, drawing and thinking, Ma works her way through history to find what we might call “the human thread” running through everything. The objects she collects, the images she selects, and the occasional photographs and videos she produces all strike a similar chord, one that is at once uncanny, disturbing and beautiful. She received Hong Kong Contemporary Art Awards, Young Artist Award in 2012. Her series of works “Last Year” (2015) was collected by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in 2020.
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