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re:animating

 

 

 

re:animating
mixed-media installation exhibition
Guest Curator: Movana Chen
10 - 24 Jan 2009

 

re:animating is a collaborative project between the Fringe Club and the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre as a highlight programme specially designed for City Festival 2009. Movana Chen, the guest curator, has invited 18 local artists to exhibit their mixed-media installation artworks including: interactive videos, ceramics, sculptures and site-specific installations that “re-animate” the past. Most of the artworks are all made of industrial materials such as plastics, thread, wood, fabric, wire, clay and metal. It will be held at the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre (JCCAC), in Shek Kip Mei, from 10 till 24 Jan 2009.

JCCAC is revitalized from a former factory building of the 1970s. The building seems to be pulsed in by the sunlight in the atrium, which inspires the curator and to engage the artists to usher in dialogues between past and present by way of mixed media installation art. The re:animating exhibition includes artworks of: Anothermountainman (Stanley WONG’s) “redwhiteblue” sailcloth salvaged days before the commencement of the renovation of the factory, will be installed across the new atrium of the Centre; TANG Ying Chi’s site specific installation recalls the garment industry in this former factory, so as to address self-strengthening spirit of the 1960’s and 1970’s; LAM Yuk Lin concerns the environmental issue by exposing the excessive usage of plastic bags; CHUNG Wai Lun takes gypsum as the medium to explore the word “cultural desert”, and the other artists presenting much more visual rendering of their artworks. All participating artists will attend an Artists’ Sharing held at JCCAC on 11 Jan 2009.

Another event of City Festival 2009, Open Studio @ JCCAC, is also co-presented with the support of the resident artists and art groups at the JCCAC and the Fringe Club, and to be held at the same premises, coinciding re:animating, on Saturday and Sunday, 10 and 11 January 2009. JCCAC artists will open their studios for public visits, which would attract over 1,000 visitors each day by this single event. At JCCAC, artists and viewers are encouraged to participate in an active dialogue while enjoying the revitalized factory space. The aims are to attract local and international attention to the community and the renewed studio centre, to promote art and culture, and to nurture creative art talents in Hong Kong.