Hong Kong—Pearl Lam Galleries is delighted to present Accidents [Part 1], the first of a two-part group exhibition at the Pedder Building gallery, featuring artwork by five artists: Ren Ri (b. 1984), An Zong-de (b. 1957), Carlos Rolón/Dzine (b. 1970), Su Xiaobai (b. 1949), and Kim Tschang-Yeul (b. 1929).
Accidents examines the margins of meaning or 意 and investigates the potentials that lie beyond the original intention of the artist. The making of art often relies on the creator to remain faithful to a predetermined production process in the hope that it would result in something meaningful in the end. This exhibition deviates from such a set narrative and focuses on bringing out the subconscious and imaginary aspects of art. It questions to what extent is the artist conscious of his original intention. Can an art object be the inevitable outcome of a series of uncontrollable and unforeseen accidents that not only exist in their own right, but also gaze back at the author, asking him/her squarely how the piece is made in the first place? Such a relational reading downplays the importance of authorship and shifts focus towards the viewers and their active participation, giving art its meaning.
Courtesy of Pearl Lam Galleries