Bloomed: A French Ballerina’s Celebration of the Human Body
Why We Recommend it
Ballet dancer Ophelia Jacarini showcases her entire series of work—from canvas paintings and photography to installations and performance art—that demonstrates her artistic growth over her past five years in Hong Kong, which highly influences her understanding of the relationship between art, the human body and the city.
A French native, Ophelia Jacarini embarked on her journey to Asia with a desire to explore the different traditions and cultures. Coming into her fifth year in Hong Kong, she continues to be influenced by the surroundings in her city while allowing her work to exist as an extension to how she believes to live; free and with independence.
Like the many connections between structure and movements in the human body, her paintings, installations, sculptures, performances, act as a constant transformation and examination in artistic growth. Producing and hosting the exhibition independently, Ophelia Jacarini takes on multiple roles as curator, artist, manager and more, defining locations, determining themes, and managing operations.
She seeks to offer a different perspective that may not be shown in galleries; one that shares with Hong Kong a view into artistic process, growth, ideas, and creation over time. Believing that understanding of an artist’s beginnings and their past works can provide perspective to where they may progress, Ophelia Jacarini aims to capture a dialogue with viewers through retrospection about topics in which she explores.