Now and Then: Contemporary Ink vs Antiquities

Exhibition

Lucie Chang Fine Arts & The Fringe Club, Hong Kong
  • Wed 02-10-2013 to Sat 12-10-2013

Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery

Synopsis

Contemporary Ink’s inception was amid from the 50’s to the 60’s. During the conventional era, pioneer artists such as Lu ShouKun呂壽琨、Liu KuoSung 劉國松 and Xu Bing徐冰, boldly attempt to combine the eastern technique with the method of the west. In today’s art scene, such approach has become an influential style of its own throughout the world.

In view of the growing interests in Contemporary Ink Art in recent years, Lucie Chang Fine Arts and The Fringe Club will present 19 artists from Hong Kong, and the Mainland who are at the forefront of the practices in this exhibition entitled Now and Then: Contemporary Ink vs Antiquities.

Hung Keung洪強, Frog King 蛙王, Kum Chi Keung 甘志強, Lee Jung Woong李錠雄, Joey Leung梁嘉賢, Li Hui李暉, Liu Dan劉丹, Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat水松石山房主人, Annysa Ng吳欣慈, Qin Feng秦風, Qiu Zhi Jie邱志傑, Tsang Chui Mei 曾翠薇, Wang Sau Ching 王守清, Wong Shu Kit 王純杰, Xiang Yang向陽, Xu Bing徐冰, Xu Lei徐累, Zhang Huan張洹and Zhou Chunya周春芽will be participating in this exquisite event. These 19 artists coming from different backgrounds, regions and styles will be showing their latest works which include paintings, multi-media and installation art. The contemporary works on show is set against a backdrop of timeless Song and Ming antique pieces. This setting creates an intricate interplay of the ancient in present conditions and vice versa.

This is also the first attempt for Contemporary Ink paintings to exhibit conjointly with museum-quality antiques in Hong Kong. This show takes place in the Fringe Club which was originally the first ice depot more than a hundred years ago in old Hong Kong. This historical under-layer adds more complexities from the viewer's perspective.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of artworks in this event will be donated to Children’s Medical Foundation, one of the leading charity organizations who develop and implements sustainable healthcare solutions for children in Asia, with a focus on helping underprivileged children.

 

Participating Artists:    Hung Keung洪強, Frog King 蛙王, Kum Chi Keung 甘志強, Lee Jung Woong李錠雄,   Joey Leung梁嘉賢,  Li Hui李暉, Liu Dan劉丹, Master of the Water, Pine and Stone Retreat水松石山房主人, Annysa Ng吳欣慈, Qin Feng秦風, Qiu Zhi Jie邱志傑,Tsang Chui Mei   曾翠薇, Wang Sau Ching 王守清, Wong Shu Kit 王純杰, Xiang Yang向陽, Xu Bing徐冰, Xu Lei徐累, Zhang Huan張洹, Zhou Chunya周春芽

Antiques:                             Song Ceramics, Ming Qing Ceramics, Buddhist Sculpture, Ming Calligraphy and other Works of Art

Organizers:                         Lucie Chang Fine Arts , The Fringe Club 香港藝穗會

Curators:                             Lucie, Chang Yue 常越,  Benny Chia 謝俊興

 

About the Organizers:

Lucie Chang Fine Arts

Lucie Chang Fine Arts was established in 2011, based in Hong Kong, sincerely provide worldwide collectors and art lovers with different kinds of antiques and art pieces. Lucie Chang Fine Arts also provides services such as professional art consultation, art trading and exhibition planning. For more information, please refer to: www.luciechangfinearts.com

 

The Fringe Club, Hong Kong

In the 30 years since established, the Fringe Club has become a vibrant contemporary arts space where artists create and show their work, and those who enjoy the arts come to meet and see shows. Facilities for exhibitions and performances here are offered rent-free to both emerging and professional artist in Hong Kong and from overseas.

Up till now, the Fringe Club has presented 28 festivals. It has arranged 62 tours in 15 cities, hosted 67 residencies, and held 1,400 exhibitions, 3,230 community outreach events, 1,900 live-music shows, 8,150 stage performances and numerous overseas presentations, most recently at the Shanghai Expo 2010 and the 54th Venice Biennale 2011. For more information, please refer to www.hkfringeclub.com

About the Beneficiary Charity:

Children’s Medical Foundation (CMF)

CMF is the leading charity organization helping to solve a little known but serious healthcare service gap in rural China.  Founded in 1995, CMF develops and implements sustainable healthcare solutions for children in Asia, with a focus on helping underprivileged children. Through infrastructure development, capacity building, training of doctors and nurses, health education projects, and the funding of treatment for families in need, CMF impacts countless children and families every year. To date, CMF has already completed 24 neonatal care units across 12 provinces, and continues to help give more and more babies a better chance at life. For more information, please refer to www.cmf.org.hk


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