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[GUIDED TOUR 導賞] Chen Xi: So We Remember 陳曦:所以記憶
posted by University Museum and Art Gallery for HKU and Public
Event Type: Exhibition
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

Event Details

香港大學美術博物館很高興與藝術家陳曦合作,舉辦《陳曦:所以記憶》展覽,由2016年3月2日至5月15日展出一系列當代圖像來紀念、記錄及引發思考。展品包括油畫、鉛筆及水彩畫底稿,繪畫題材取自現今社會的世界大事。

陳曦秉持嚴謹的研究態度,捕捉和記錄事件的細節,為現代及未來創作了極具歷史意義的作品。她的創作手法與當代生活、現代媒體塑造和影響下的社會息息相關,井然有序地將個別歷史事件,置於其畫筆下的電視屏幕中。通過電視屏幕,這些事件以屏幕截圖的形式再現,連接了特定的時空,也連接至在客廳收看電視的觀眾。另外,她的四幅早年油畫亦會同場展出,讓觀眾了解其藝術發展的歷程。

陳曦與觀眾之間的聯繫多元化,有如觀眾的背景一樣的國際和多元化。這些作品令觀眾憶起她畫筆下細緻描述的政治或社會事件及其產生的廣泛影響。同樣,觀眾從作品描繪的世界大事中,甚至會產生不安的親臨其境之感。藝術家與藝術的對話,喚起並重現了對這些事件的觸動和致意。

UMAG is delighted to collaborate with Chen Xi on the exhibition Chen Xi: So We Remember from March 2 to May 15, 2016. The artist created this series of contemporary images to commemorate, to document and to provoke thought. The paintings illustrate important events that have shaped our modern world. In the current show, we present her preliminary pen and watercolour drawings along with the finished oil paintings.

Meticulous in her research and true to both the documented incident and the domestic details, Chen Xi creates historical paintings for our present and future generations. Her method directly relates to contemporary life and to a society that is informed and influenced by modern-day media. Interestingly, the artist does not simply depict a historic event, but frames within a TV screen each episode of her sequential and international narrative. By presenting the paintings within the TV’s glass, they become screen shots linked to a specific moment in time and space, as well as to the living room setting where the news would have been seen. In addition, the exhibition includes four early paintings that relate to the TV series and Chen Xi’s development as an artist.

Chen Xi’s connection to her audience is as multifaceted as the international community viewing the paintings. Individuals are reminded of the broader implications and specific details of the political or social events being depicted. In concert with this, viewers are drawn in, sometimes uncomfortably close, to the domestic interior within the work. The artist’s dialogue recalls and re-presents a moving tribute to the events, and we are thankful to Chen Xi for this opportunity to share such an intimate encounter.

Date/Time16/04/2016 15:00-15:25
Venue1/F T.T. Tsui Building, UMAG, HKU
LanguageEnglish

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 22/02/2016 13:00(HKT) to 13/04/2016 13:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 20.

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Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Elena Cheung by email at elenac@hku.hk