Universal Art World Adaptor

Aug 12 – Aug 22, 2015

Para Site is pleased to present the public programmes for Imagine there’s no country, Above us only our cities, the exhibition on view through September 6. Featuring new works by 12 artists living in Hong Kong (Oscar Chan Yik Long, Cheng Ting Ting, Luke Ching, Mark Chung, Chris Huen Sin Kan, Lam Hoi Sin, Lau Wai, Ng Ka Chun, Ea-son Tsang Ka Wai, Tang Kwok Hin, Morgan Wong, Elvis Yip Kin Bon), the exhibition curated by Jims Lam Chi Hang, is the first in a new series of exhibitions working with emerging Hong Kong curators.

Two public Gallery Tours are hosted this month by the curator, inviting audiences to explore how a collection of scents, dating apps, and pop cultural images create an outline of the city free from the issues and limitations found within the concept of a county. Hear how the artists respond to the contradictions of everyday life with their personal experiences.

Delving deeper into the various ideas explored in the exhibition, Universal Art World Adapter consists of two panel discussions that look at ways in which artists and cura-tors express their ideas through different practices. The discussions question how the diversity of role playing among art professionals affects the definitions of those professions and disciplines, and how one can activate from within the cultural industry framework and invent strategies of critique using a variety of media, including the exhibition format. For the first session, curator Jims Lam together with artists Luke Ching and Lam Tung Pang, look into the relationships between artists and communities, and how through collaboration, participation, and immersion, artists are able to respond to the specific needs of communities and broaden audience participation.

The second session, together with Clara Cheung (co-director of C&G Artpartment), South Ho (100 ft Park), and Tang Kwok Hin, explores the various functions amongst art professionals on how to define the new role of artist/curator/producer in con-temporary art production.

Event details:

Gallery Tours
Date: August 12, Wednesday
Time: 6.30 pm
Speakers: Jims Lam Chi Hang + special guests
Language: Cantonese

Date: August 22, Saturday
Time: 3 pm
Speakers: Jims Lam Chi Hang + special guests
Language: Cantonese

Universal Art World Adapter
Date: August 20, Thursday
Time: 6.30 – 8pm
Panelists: Luke Chin Wai Ching, Jims Lam Chi Hang, Lam Tung Pang
Language: Cantonese
#deconstruction #observer #onemanproject #藝術館保安入門 #時鐘酒店搞展覧 #做大project又有咩好怕喎

Date: August 26, Wednesday
Time: 6.30 – 8pm
Panelists: Clara Cheung (C&G Artpartment), South Ho (100ft Park), Tang Kwok Hin
Language: Cantonese
#qualitycontrol #primitive #selfrunspace #superman #散打王 #藝術界千手觀音 #自己空間自己搞 #使咩去勞工處

Clara Cheung
Clara Cheung is a curator and artist based in Hong Kong. She founded C&G Apart-ment with Gum Cheng in 2007.  She graduated at Rhode College (TN, USA) with dou-ble majors in Fine Art and Computer Science in 2002.  Clara Cheung studied for Post-graduate Diploma in Education at the Chinese University of Hong Kong afterwards, and received a master degree of Cultural Studies at Lingnan University. She has been an art teacher (panel head) at a local school during 2003-07, is an active member of the non-profit art group, Project226. She has had numerous exhibitions in Hong Kong and overseas.

Luke Chin Wai Ching
Ching received his MA degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He sees himself as a spontaneous observer of the city. He deconstructs the city, observes it, and then rebuilds something, which is in between the real life city and conceptual city, through his artwork.

Jims Lam Chi Hang
Lam received his BA degree in Visual Art at the Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2011. Lam has participated in many exhibitions both locally and internationally including LOUD: Mapping the Aesthetics of Visual Silence, Kassel in 2011; 80: AVA Graduation Exhibition 2011 and Art Medley at State-of-the-Art Gallery, Hong Kong in 2011. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Hong Kong Art Prize.

Lam Tung Pang
Lam received his MA at Central St. Martins College of Art, London and has been awarded numerous scholarships and awards, including Arts Scholarship from Hong Kong Arts Development Council (2003) and Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards (2009). His works are mostly related to specific situations or causal contents and some of them are monumental in scale. He has exhibited extensively interna-tionally and his work is found in many private and public collections, including Deutsche Bank, Hong Kong Museum of Art, and the Hong Kong Legislative Council. 

South Ho
Ho graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and received his Higher Diplo-ma in Social Work in 2006. Ho has worked for various magazines (as editor and pho-tographer), and participated in photography exhibitions actively since 2007. In 2008, he took part in the “Imaging Hong Kong Contemporary Photography Exhibition,” a major photography exhibition in Hong Kong. His photographic series Into Light was awarded in the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Biennial Awards 2009. Currently, he is a member of the photographic organization The Photocrafters.

Tang Kwok Hin
Tang is a mixed media artist, independent curator, and writer. He received his MFA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2008. His work focuses on occasions, space, time, and ways of encountering symbols to explore hidden rules of living and existing within a context of self-expression. He previously participated in the 15th WRO Media Art Biennale, was awarded the first prize at the Hong Kong Biennale in 2009 and the Young Artist Award by Hong Kong Arts Development in 2010 and re-ceived an Asian Cultural Council Grant in 2013.

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Lam Hoi Sin, OK, 2015