The Word Monuments of Hong Kong Artist Fung Ming Chip

Why We Recommend it

Hong Kong artist Fung Ming Chip’s deep engagement with the world of characters offers a fresh way of thinking about and looking at the history of language.


This exhibit offers a comprehensive insight into Fung’s exploration of the history and philosophy of the written word. Fung has spent over 40 years exploring ideograms and pictographs – particularly Chinese characters – and investigating how meaning is transmitted in written languages through a combination of form and sound.

For this exhibition, Fung has created three new large steles. After observing that both Western and Eastern cultures create monuments saluting historically significant events and figures, Fung opted to create his own monuments asserting the importance of words while commenting on modern society.

On June 10, and in conversation with art critic Catherine Maudsley, Fung will discuss his sources of inspiration and the exhibition’s wide range of media: steles, sculptures, calligraphy, ink paintings, seal carvings, engravings on mixed media and stop-motion animation. (3pm -4pm)



When: 1 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017 Where: Galerie Du Monde – 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street – Central