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Group Exhibition|Celebrating our 40 years! 
Friends of the Art Museum,CUHK 

Sotheby's Hong Kong
5/F, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong

1 Dec- 3 Dec,2021


Group Exhibition|Fine Art Asia
Booth B2 Contemporary by Angela Li
Booth F10 Hong Kong Cancer Fund

Hall 3C, Hong Kong Convention Centre, Hong Kong
7 Oct
- 11 Oct,2021

Group Exhibition|Future of the past

Contemporary by Angela Li
G/F, 248 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
2 July- 7 Aug,2021

It has been a while since the world seems to have paused, and daily activities have been put to a stall. In the face of an uncertain future, people continue to be trapped in the dimension of the present moment. Neither can yesterday be erased, nor a path to tomorrow be created. People’s hearts stay between the past, the present and the future. Contemporary by Angela Li is proud to present group exhibition curated by Leung Shiu Kee Eric “Future of the Past” from 2 July to 7 August, showcasing artworks by seven Hong Kong artists who use their works to explore the meaning of time, history and memories. Participating artists include Au Hoi Lam, Cheung Ho Keung Edward, Leung Lok Hei Giraffe, Ma King Chu Ivy, Wong Chak Hung, Wong Sze Wai and Wong Ying Sheung Ying. Their thoughts and emotions are captured in a particular moment through artistic practices with distinctive characteristics. Cheung Ho Keung Edward paints illusory historical sites of Hong Kong. He sets foot in the future to look back upon our “history” that has not yet arrived. He predicts and reviews the changes of the city, seeking liberation in the remains. The inspiration of his work Angelus Novus by Paul Klee (1879-1940) comes from Selected Writings: vol. 4. in Theses on the Philosophy of History by Walter Benjamin. Standing here and now, the New Angel puts the future behind and turns to the historical trace of the past, in search of redemption. Rooted in the present and surrounded by previous wounds, the New Angel has woken up and glimmered through the mist of our history. In Wong Sze Wai’s paintings, she takes historical remains for its symbolic representation of memories and history, where hidden stories can be found. By applying short-lived materials, alongside repetitive procedures of washing them out, she attempts to capture how the past has been rewritten and removed consistently. Brushed in colours that remind viewers of the ancient wall mural paintings, Wong’s works are depicting every corner of this city. Leung Lok Hei Giraffe breaks down digital images to metaphorically relive the past, slowly from remembering to forgetting. He uploads photos to Instagram and downloads them again, repeating the process every day. As the codes of image are consumed and get blurred during the process, the colours gradually transform to noise in black and white. This series points to a world overloaded with information where facts and memories fade away. News today will become history of tomorrow. Wong Chak Hung replaces the first page of newspapers with renowned paintings, adding a sense of humour. Instead of dramatized words and photos, he recreates signs commonly used in mass media and brings a new perspective for the viewers to experience history. The works Lily, gaze and Lily, tête-à-tête by Ma King Chu Ivy borrow images from the movie And Then (それから) directed by Morita Yoshimitsu. The artist prints a frame of the moving image and overlaps it with her sketching, as if she is drawing onto the dimension of time, as her way of reflecting and experimenting with sketching and printing. In the series Definitions of Time, Au Hoi Lam expresses the passage of time through her art practice in her work Out of Season. The text is quoted from a song called Funny Time of Year in the album Out of Season by Beth Gibbons in 2002. The art piece captures a wish that a beautiful ending will arrive after endlessly swimming in the river of time. The sculpture Viewing by Wong Ying Sheung Ying is moulded in reference to her own hand. With the gesture in the shape of holding a telescope, the work creates a restricted vision within set boundaries, yet also becomes a focus to bring light to more details and layers. Similarly, we tend to limit our own horizons and release them again. The art piece may reflect the turning point of history as it progresses.

Group Exhibition|Shining Moment

Tang Art Foundation
7/f., M Place, 54 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Hong Kong
15 May- 17 July,2021


TANG Art Foundation is proud to announce the opening of “Shining Moment,” the group exhibition of Hong Kong artists, curated by renowned architect and art collector Mr. William Lim. The exhibition consists of representational works by 11 Hong Kong artists Ant Ngai Wing Lam, Kurt Chan, Chan Wai Lap, Cheng Hung, Szelit Cheung, Argus Fong, Stanley Shum Kwan Hon, Frank Tang, Wong Chun Hei, Wong Shun Yu, and Wong Sze Wai, which explore the theme of light and space. ​ Light, as the origin of vision, brings along shadow and space. The various wavelengths of light constitute the spectrum and thus color and reflection. If an artist can express light freely, there will be a great sense of color, light and shadow, and spatial arrangement. In this exhibition, numerous Hong Kong artists apply their own twist on the theme “shining moment”. Szelit Cheung is masterful in depicting the passage of light across spaces. Ant Ngai Wing Lam expresses either a sense of humor or solemnity with the illuminated characters; Frank Tang presents light realistically by creating movement through installation art; both Argus Fong and Cheng Hung manipulate the colours of shadow to create light; the exaggerated, intense contrast of light and darkness in Stanley’s paintings gives a liveliness that reflects the hustle and bustle of the city. ​ As a city with scarce land, housing and private spaces are of utter importance to Hong Kong people. Nevertheless, we treasure open areas in the suburbs as much, especially during the epidemic and when we wish to escape from the hasty urban life. In response to this notion of space, Hong Kong artist show particular sensititivity to spatial arrangements in their works. For example, Kurt Chan is excellent at creating abstract space on his canvas, liberating from the constraints of physical space through lines, colors, light and shadow; Wong Shun Yu’s floral paintings present a space with natural warmth; the far-reaching wilderness in Wong Sze Wai’s works, the vast sky that Wong Chun Hei looks up at, and the various daily-documentational objects in Chan Wai Lap’s installation, all refer to the passage of time in an intimate, memorable space. As the curator mentioned, “the works of Hong Kong artists have attracted the spotlight in recent years, and Hong Kong art is heading for a glorious era.” Through this exhibition, we hope to illuminate the development of TANG Art Foundation in the field of contemporary art and provide a broader stage for Hong Kong art.

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