The 2nd exhibition of "Hong Kong Art: Co-Creation" exhibition series is co-curated by the Hong Kong Museum of Art and renowned local designer Freeman Lau. Prof. Chan Yuk-keung, has been invited as the exhibition consultant. With the theme of Chinese characters, the exhibition features more than 100 exhibits in various media from the collection of Hong Kong Museum of Art, private collectors and institutions.
Chinese characters have been used for over three thousand years. With their unique structure and shape, the characters have served as an important conduit and genre for literati and calligraphers to create their works throughout history. A vast array of applications for Chinese characters have been developed in different places. All kinds of creative adaptations can be found in the works of craftsmen, artists, literati, and even calligraphers. They can also be found in the everyday lives of ordinary people, through their games, religions, festivals, and ceremonies. The exhibition presents the value of Chinese characters in our cultural lifestyle and contemporary creation through research on Chinese characters in different areas, providing visitors with multiple perspectives to explore the relationship between Chinese characters, calligraphy and art creativity.
Art Education Activities Series for "By the People: Creative Chinese Characters" Exhibition
The art education activities series is an extension programme of the "By the People: Creative Chinese Characters" exhibition, co-curated by guest curator, renowned local designer Freeman Lau and the HKMoA. HKMoA and Freeman will invite local artists and art professionals to conduct three art education activities on Chinese characters in different areas, and have their sharing with multiple perspectives with the public to explore the relationship between Chinese characters, calligraphy and art creativity.
By Future People: Discussion on Chinese Characters and New Media Art
Date: 2023.3.26 (Sunday)
Venue: B/F, Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Museum of Art
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
The participating artists of "By the People: Creative Chinese Characters” exhibition tries integrating calligraphy and technology, the most influential product of our contemporary lives. For this event, the HKMoA will invite nine artists to talk about the art of Chinese characters in the applications of the past and today, and explore how technology is embracing and reinventing Chinese calligraphy which is traditionally written with brushes. Through pictograms, A.I. conversion, visual generation and other new media creations, the guests will discuss the functional and artistic evolution of Chinese characters in the future, while imagining fusion possibilities between Chinese characters and contemporary art.
Moderators: Freeman Lau, Leona Yu Chiu
Speakers: Bryan Chung Wai-ching, Hung Keung, Tin Lau, Ng Tsz-kwan, Victor Wong
Special guests: Ou Dawei, Kan Tai-keung, Chui Pui-chee
Commentator: Kurt Chan Yuk-keung
Fee: Free admission
Quota for each session*: 100
Limited seats available on a first-come, first-served basis
Original photo of the exhibition key visual © Raymond Cauchetier With the kind permission of the rights holder, the photo has been modified for the purpose of the exhibition key visual