不/一樣
Ceramics Show by Non-ceramics Artists

06/05/2015
1a space, Unit 14, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Ceramics, a special term for man-made fired clay objects, carries the context of ceramics tradition and culture. It roots in making singular objects by hands with raw material and craftsmanship. Yet the development of contemporary art has moved away from hands to brains, from raw materials to found objects, from singularity to multiplicity of information. The contemporary world is full of simulacra, as if nothing is physical and singular. Contemporary art tends to be media and image obsessed. For Annie Wan, curator, this exhibition looks into the distance of ceramics from the simulacrum-discourse and aims to open the possibilities of contemporary ceramics art.
In this exhibition, non-ceramics contemporary artists with different backgrounds are invited to do ceramics is the first attempt to see what will come out if approaches return to the ‘original’, to singularity. But this exhibition for Annie is to collect outcomes and explore possibilities, so there is completely no limitation on the directions, and just that how the artists using clay.
Within the exhibition period, a panel discussion will be held among contemporary art curator, researcher and scholar to look into the gap between ceramics and contemporary art.
After the show, conversations will be arranged, each by a participating artist with the curator, as well as a ceramics artist. Content of conversations will be reserved for further research project, such as publication of a book.

Curator: Annie WAN Lai Kuen

Venue: 1a space

Participating Artists:
John AIKEN, Kurt CHAN Yuk Keung, Luke CHING Chin Wai, Jaffa LAM Laam , Ivy MA , Francis YU

Opening Reception: 6/5/2015 (Wed) 6pm

Exhibition period: 6/5/2015 (Wed) – 29/5/2015 (Fri) [Closed on Mondays]

Panel Discussion: 20/5/2015 (Wed) 6-8 pm

The Moon Represents my Heart/2015

Neon, student table, ceramics, recorder, speaker
* This work is fabricated by Jaffa Lam Collective 
Ceramics credit to Joe Chan Kiu Hong, sound credit to Jacklam Ho, singing credit to YWY

Artist Statement:

This is the test version of another coming large installation. The application of ceramics due to the meaning, sound texture, form and quantity of the installation.  The execution of the material is the same as those which are not my specialty, the fabricator of the material becomes my teammate in the project.
The work is inspired from the song of Teresa Tang, which occupies the heart of all the Chinese, what a most softness weapon!
Crooning under the moon tenderly, croon your secret, sadness, disappointment  and wishes to the safe bag, resist the distorted political situation softly.

月亮代表我的心/2015

霓虹管、 學生桌、瓷土、錄音器、播放器
*這作品由林嵐合作社製作
陳翹康製瓷、何子洋製聲、袁慧妍唱

藝術家自白:

這件作品是另一件大型作品的試版。根據這件大作品的意義、音質效果、造型和數量,瓷土很自然地出現了。它的成型和其他材料的處理一樣,如非我擅長的手工,製造者就成為我合作的伙伴了。
作品源起鄧麗君以歌聲唱服了大中華,堪稱最溫柔的武器。
温柔地在月下低唱,將心底的秘密, 哀傷,失望和期盼傾唱在安全袋𥚃,抗爭也可以很温柔。


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