Matter: An Architect’s and Artists’ Look at Hong Kong and Korean Art
Why We Recommend it
Curated by Hong Kong architect and art collector William Lim, the exhibition features 18 Hong Kong artists and 6 Korean artists, providing a comprehensive overview of contemporary art from Hong Kong in conversation with Korean art.
The exhibition invites visitors to discover the meaning behind the “matter” in Hong Kong contemporary art, which has recently caught the attention of art enthusiasts around the world. The show stimulates timely questions regarding art in both places: Why do Hong Kong artists create? Are there any similarities between Hong Kong and Korean art?
Participating organisations and individuals include established institutions such as AM Space, Blindspot Gallery, Gallery Exit, Hanart TZ, Karin Weber gallery, as well as local artists Cheng Ting Ting, Chu Hing Wah, Carmen Ng and Tsang Kin Wah.
At first glance, Tsang’s works resemble the pattern of a Victorian wallpaper, but upon closer look reveals much deeper tensions and connotations. Cheng, Chu and Ng’s artworks are all deeply inspired by their experience living in Hong Kong and the city’s uniqueness. In addition, South Korean movie star Ha Jung Woo is also involved in the exhibition along with Korean artist Choi So Young, who creates her artworks of urban landscape compositions using discarded denim clothing and acrylic paint.