Named after a book by John Berger with the same title, this exhibition aims to examine how ‘tradition’ as an idea and cultural concern manifests in the works and thought processes of local artists; Chu Hing Wah, Ho Sin Tung, Lee Kit, Lui Chun Kwong, Wilson Shieh, and Tsang Chui Mei.
"Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again." – Hermann Hesse, Demian: Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend
“I think the mere fact that these artists are living and working in Hong Kong will inevitably find them coinciding in some way or form. Here is Where We Meet will be an exhibition that gives light to each individual artist for his/her practice, artistic philosophy, influences and inspirations. All these factors come from a myriad of places given the fact that they were born, or have somehow ended up in Hong Kong,” says Vivian Poon.
“The exhibition will allow Hong Kongers to revisit their cultural background and understand how vernacular culture morphs with the changing times. I hope that this exhibition brings the audience a willingness to investigate their own ‘tradition’ and see how it can react or intercept into the artists works as well as how it aids their perception of art.”
This group exhibition brings together a selection of paintings and drawings of various medium dating from 1980s to the present by six Hong Kong artists, and aims to provide a lens to look at their practices as well as the broader art scene in Hong Kong. These works together provokes a questioning of the formation of ‘tradition’, and its relation with the people belonging to a certain place, and in this case Hong Kong.
Press release courtesy Duddell's.