Photography Exhibition: Garden of Memory & Silence of the Sky
Why We Recommend it
Bold, minimalist photos of Hong Kong’s signboards are exhibited alongside subdued, platinum palladium prints of nature at this satellite exhibition of the 2018 Hong Kong International Photography Festival.
Organised by Boogie Woogie Photography, this show brings together vastly different works by Dutch photographer Saskia Wesseling and Japanese photographer Takashi Shikama at The Hive Spring.
Saskia Wesseling’s Silence of the Sky offers a different look on Hong Kong’s urban signscape, where buzzing neon signs, flickering LED lights, billboards, posters, shop signs and a plethora of other visual stimuli battle for attention. Instead of capturing the city’s clutter, Wesseling chose to look for, as she puts it, ‘stillness and modesty’, which resulted in a series of strong, graphical images.
Garden of Memory by Takashi Shikama is a wistful collection of images depicting fleeting moments of living things, such as flowing waterfalls, shadows cast by trees, and plants and flowers about to wither. His photos, which are taken during long walks in remote Japanese or American woodlands, are hand-printed on Tesuki washi: thin, handmade Japanese paper.
Vistors can meet the artists over a drink on Thursday, November 1st between 6 PM and 8:30 PM.
N.B: The venue also plays host to another Hong Kong International Photography Festival satellite exhibition: Chris Wong’s Now and Then. In this series, the Hong Kong-born photographer uses Polaroid film to capture the aesthetics and unfinished stories of the past as found in the architecture of heritage buildings such as King Yin Lei.