Storytellers ⎹ ACC @ Art Basel Hong Kong 20222022-5-11
Storytellers ⎹ ACC @ Art Basel Hong Kong 2022
ACC@Art Basel Hong Kong Week#3 Bulletin digs into four of our alumni who are not just great art markers, but also brilliant storytellers. Keep reading if you don't want to miss Pak Sheung Chuen's physical “NFT”, Jaffa Lam's unusual encounter in Tokyo's Victoria Prison, the allegorical landscapes of Lam Tung Pang and the time capsule of Morgan Wong. Click on the artwork photos to have a glimpse of the stories behind.
ACC @ Art Basel Hong Kong 2022
May 27 to May 29 (Preview on May 25 & May 26)
Booth - Institution 3
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 3 Highlights:
Pak Sheung Chuen, Jaffa Lam, Lam Tung Pang and Morgan Wong
The playful works of Pak Sheung Chuen (2006 Fellow) slyly alters the experience of everyday life. He explores, on the one hand, the mental and social “space” between everything is structured, routine, and stable in our world, and on the other, he investigates coincidence, chance encounters, the arbitrary and the imaginative. In so doing, he reveals artistic moments in everyday life and brings to the fore the interwoven nature of reality and the imaginary. He prefers to use himself and his writings as a medium, conceiving his works as actions or subtle manipulations of the regular course of events. In most cases, these performative actions have no audience; rather, they consist of journeys and self-experiments that engage with ever-changing environments. Pak represented Hong Kong at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009 with his solo presentation “Making (Perfect). World”. His “Page 22” is permanently installed in New York 58th Street Branch Library as a result of self-organised action. In 2011, Art Asia Pacific selected Pak as one of the Outstanding Artists and Promising Figure for the year. He was the winner of Best Artist Award of CCAA (Chinese Contemporary Art Award) in 2012.
Jaffa Lam (2006 Fellow) works in the mediums of mixed media sculptures and site-specific installations mainly made with recycled materials like crate wood, old furniture and recycled materials. Her works often explore issues relating to local culture, history, society and current affairs, some of the topics include art in public, the loss of craftsmanship in the city, and the regeneration of art making cycle. Her projects reveal views and thoughts of ordinary people through her non-narrative and dialogical installations. She has participated in the Fukutake House Project of Setouchi Tiennale (2013) in Japan, Hong Kong Week (2015) in Taiwan, China 8 (2015) in Germany, Wuzhen International Contemporary Art Exhibition (2016) in China and Lyon Lumières (2018) in France. Her works have been acquired by the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong Heritage Museum and Chinese University of Hong Kong.
The coming-of-age of Lam Tung Pang (2012 Fellow) coincides with drastic social changes, a result of his homeland’s decolonization from constitutional monarchy and new allegiance to China in a short span of time. Traversing between the media of painting, site-specific installation, sound and video, Lam’s playful practice arises from a curious imagination that recombines traditional iconography and vernacular elements, innovating with a myriad of found objects and images to form new practices that are often experimental in nature. Lam’s works engage the themes of collective memories and fleeting nostalgia, which articulate an ongoing negotiation of the overlapping city-state’s reality. In his allegorical landscapes, journeys and sceneries become essential passages connecting time and distance, longing and loss. He was awarded the Hong Kong Contemporary Arts Biennial Awards in 2009 and the Hong Kong Arts Development Awards – Best Artist (Visual Arts) in 2013. Lam’s work is collected by the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Burger Collection, the Deutsche Bank Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Kadist Art Foundation (France and USA) and Hong Kong M+ Museum, amongst others. His latest project is the inaugural Hambrecht Contemporary Gallery installation Memento at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco (2021).
The artistic practic of Morgan Wong (2018 Fellow) unfolds his contemplation on time. Transcending a personal perceptual approach, his concerns are expanded to aspects like social concern or scientific notions in temporality. His selected solo exhibitions include: “Time Isn’t Our Border” (Goethe Institute Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2019), “Our Feet Are Always Younger than Our Heads” (Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre, 2018), “The Dashes; The Laughter; The Reservoirs” (Asia Art Center Taipei II, Taipei, 2016), “Filing Down a Steel Bar Until a Needle is Made” (Tintype Gallery, London, 2013). Wong’s work has also been shown at international institutions including, Media Museum ZKM (Karlsruhe), Tate Modern (London), Seoul Museum of Art (Seoul), ArtScience Museum (Singapore) and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (Taipei). In 2018, Morgan Wong was awarded the Asian Cultural Council New York Fellowship. Apart from receiving multiple grants from HKADC and HAB for his artwork creation and cultural exchange, in 2021, Wong received The 15th Hong Kong Arts Development Awards - Award for Young Artist (Media Arts). Wong’s works are also included in public collections, like M+ Museum and MILL6 CHAT.
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