Manipulating Reality: “Folded Veil” Group Exhibition

Why We Recommend it

This group exhibition consisting of works on papers and installations unravels different approaches to the acts of concealing, revealing and seeing reality.



Folded Veil is primarily an exploration of how gestures conceal reality. Through the works of six artists, viewers are prompted to consider what compels us to create and produce markings and symbols to augment our surrounding reality, and the resulting intimacies that follow.

The exhibiting artists Lai Chih-Sheng (b. 1971, Taipei), Kong Chun Hei (b. 1987, Hong Kong), Zhang Ruyi (b. 1985, Shanghai), Liu Yin (b. 1984, Guangzhou), Fabien Mérelle (b. 1981, France) and Ester Fleckner (b. 1983, Denmark) present minimalist paper pieces, tile and aluminium foil structures, altered images and woodcuts, among others.

Ultimately, the exhibition is a presentation of different approaches towards altering reality through art. Through close inspection viewers find metaphysical mental realities that are often subdued or go unnoticed. As a result, they are led to question prescribed notions of the quality and meaning of materials, and in this subversion probed to contemplate a diversity of existences.


When: 6 Sep 2019 - 19 Oct 2019 Where: Edouard Malingue Gallery, 6/F – 33 Des Voeux Road Central – Central