梁绍基 Liang Shaoji_星瀚 The Milky Way_2014 ~ 2015_亚克力板、蚕丝、蚕茧、瓷片、棉线 Acrylic sheet, silk, cocoon, porcelain, cotton string_120(H)x120cm
Residency on site at esea contemporary (formerly known as CFCCA)
While Liang Shaoji’s practice weaves the fibers of life into the texture of his work from a microscopic perspective, Han Mengyun’s installation "Serenade" is a cosmos poetically interwoven with a multiplicity of cross-cultural metaphors and symbols by combining vernacular architectural structure and strips of indigo-dyed fabric made by Dong minority women in China as representation of women’s labor in the history of textile-making. Layers of Dong cloth suspended on top of the wooden structure envelop the viewers like the endless darkness of the night, evoking contemplations about women’s collective and universal memory of suffering. A series of paintings on the wall underneath the dark ceiling hints at the possibility of the coming of the day: the artist combines the formalism of Persian painting, the Indian woodblock printing technique, as well as the chromatic dualism of Chinese literati painting on the material basis of the Western oil painting, in an attempt to reconcile conflicts via formal hybridization. These images portraying highly condensed semiotic messages unfold respectively distinctive and interrelated, multilingual and multicultural narratives about women and their suffering across Sufi poetry, Arabic and Persian literature, mysticism, Hindu and Buddhist philosophies.
韩梦云 Han Mengyun_释放河流 Set the River Free_2022
布面油画、丙烯 Oil and Acrylics on Canvas_200(H)x130cm
Yang Fudong's photography presents a serene landscape that inspires narrative: a scene where monks stop and talk on a field path next to an old cottage deep in the woods, hidden somewhere in the sky-high Tiantai Mountain. Created in 2020, "Endless Peaks" is another essential practice for artist Yang Fudong to explore the boundaries of film. With the theme of "An Invisible Films", viewing "moving images" is separated and decomposed from the fixed time and space, definition standards and viewing forms. While cancelling the visibility of the "film", the viewer is allowed to visually wander in a series of independent images and meditate with individual responses. The continuous flow of mental ideas constitutes a perpetual state of mind stretching like mountain ranges rising into the clouds.
A two meters high surreal feather installation with a radiant colour is Zhao Renhui's latest representative work also exhibited in the concurrent solo exhibition "Monuments in the Forest" at ShanghART Gallery in Shanghai. As light as a feather but as heavy as a monument, this work interprets the core focus of penetrating the profound consequence through knowing the subtlety. In a process of chasing a feather, the discovery leads to getting a glimpse of the peculiar habits of wild animals in the city, then gradually unfolds the conflict and dependence between man and nature, and eventually exposes the critical concern about the neglected ecological status of the secondary forest which is vital for the reconstruction and regeneration of the symbiotic environment.
余友涵 Yu Youhan_啊！我们 12Ah, Us! 12_1998_布上丙烯 Acrylic on canvas_190(H)x151cm
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Memoria (2021)
片长 Running time：136’
放映时间 Screening time：3/22 周三 Wed. 16:30
放映地点 Venue：香港会议及展览中心 会展演讲厅2
Theatre 2, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
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Art Basel Hong Kong 2023
VIP 预展 | Private View
开幕 | Vernissage
公众开放 | Public Days
地点 | Location
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre