Wood Playing: The Origin

The concept of collecting contemporary art may be becoming redundant. Since artistic forms as well as the mass media are changing all the time, how to collect these art works and present them afresh to the public becomes a challenge. Putting artist’s private collection of objects with little value, as well as the art works inspired by those collection in a show case intended for displaying antiquities of inestimable value in a museum for more than one month, is in itself a kind of art form.

弄木 ‧ 溯源

收藏在當代藝術中可能是一種老話,新的媒體和藝術形式在不停地改變,如何收藏和重新展現給大眾,反而是一件有趣的話題。在一個本來存放珍貴古董文物的博物館展櫃裏,放置藝術家的賤價私人收藏品和所引發的作品一個多月,本身已是一種藝術形式的變奏。

Original setting in Hong Kong University Museum.

Hall 1

To my collection –

Jaffa lam’s work was collected in Hong Kong University Museum for one month and ten days

From 9th September to 19th October 2004

給我的藏品─

林嵐作品曾藏於香港大學博物館一個月零十日

二零零四年九月九日至十月十九日

Hall 2

2004, 20(l) x 20(w) x 7.5 (h) cm

To my collection 1- A whole…
Skip-board, wooden object (Source: Antique shop; Price:HK$180)

給我的藏品(一) : 一個完整…
箱板木,木器 (來源:古董店;價碼:HK$180)

2004, 18.5 x 8.7 x 8.9 (h) cm

To my collection 2: Gaze at?
Pencil, wooden lion (Source: pick up from the a casting factory, Taiwan; Price: Free)

給我的藏品(二) :凝望?
鉛筆,木獅子(來源:台灣鑄造廠拾的;價值:免費)

2004, 16.5  x 28.3 x 4.5(h)cm

To my collection 3: Over / Over
Pencil,shuttle (Source: Antique shop; Price:HK$180)

給我的藏品(三): 躍/躍
鉛筆,梭 (來源:古董店;價值:HK$180)

2004, Variation: from 15(d)-72(diameter)cm | 直徑15-72厘米

To my collection 8: Circling_egg 
Skip-board, Hula Hoop (Source: Household products; Price: HK$48)

給我的藏品(八):圈_蛋
箱板木,呼啦圈(來源:家居用品店;價碼: HK$48)