Hong Kong Eye presented by Prudential has opened at the Saatchi Gallery, featuring key works by 18 emerging artists from Hong Kong, in the largest touring international showcase of Hong Kong’s contemporary art to date. The majority of works in the exhibition have never been shown outside Asia, giving crucial recognition to Hong Kong’s contemporary art scene on the world stage. The exhibition will run 5 December 2012 to 12 January 2013 and will tour to ArtisTree Gallery in Hong Kong, in May 2013.
The artists exhibiting are; Amy CHEUNG, CHOW Chun Fai, Silas FONG, HO Sin Tung, KONG Chun Hei, KUM Chi Keung, LAM Tung Pang, LEUNG Kui Ting, Otto LI, LUI Chun Kwong, Florian MA, Joao Vasco PAIVA, Hector RODRIGUEZ, Angela SU, Annie WAN, Adrian WONG, Justin WONG Chiu Tat and Fiona WONG Lai Ching.
The exhibition offers insight into the contemporary art scene in Hong Kong through a diverse range of artworks. A number of works presented engage with and reinterpret traditional media and techniques, such as Fiona Wong’s hand made terracotta clothing and Leung Kui Ting’s large-‐scale hanging ink scrolls.
Visitors can experience a sense of city life in Hong Kong through Silas Fong’s immersive video installations featuring Hong Kong’s iconic outdoor escalators, and Joao Vasco Paiva’s installation which brings five Mass Transit Railway turnstiles to London. When placed alongside Chow Chun Fai’s paintings of famous Chinese movie scenes, they ask questions about cultural identity and film histories iconic to the city. Other spectacular works display the imagination of Hong Kong artists, such as Amy Cheung’s full-‐size wooden toy tank, which visitors can climb into and operate, and Adrian Wong’s large-‐scale animatronic soft sculptures.
Hong Kong Eye, 5 December 2012 – 12 January 2013, Saatchi Gallery, Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY. www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk
1. Chi Keung Kum, bamboo, paper and clay birdcage, courtesy Hong Kong Eye and Saatchi Gallery London.
2. Amy Cheung, Toy Tank, courtesy Hong Kong Eye and Saatchi Gallery London.
3. Justin Wong, Difficult Life Station, courtesy Hong Kong Eye and Saatchi Gallery, London.