10 Mar 2017 (Fri) 7 ‑ 9pm (2 hours)
11 Mar ‑ 2 Apr 2017 (except Mon) 11:30am ‑ 7:30pm (8 hours)
上環德輔道中 173 號南豐大廈 2 樓

Aziz + Cucher, Aporia, 2016, Cotton and wool Jacquard weaving
© Aziz + Cucher / Commissioned by MILL6 Foundation

MILL6 Foundation proudly announces its Spring exhibition, 'Line of Times', featuring Brooklyn-based artist-duo Aziz + Cucher, Taiwan artist Yin-Ju Chen and Hong Kong artist Morgan Wong. Presenting a series of tapestries, sculpture, installation, and video works, the exhibition intends to interweave the macro- and micro perspectives of viewing the concept of time. Reflecting the multi-dimensional nature ofcontemporary society, the artists’ representations spanning on the metaphysical and physical environment are centered. The exhibition will run from 11 March to 2 April at the MILL6 Pop-up Space at The Annex.

“Line of Times explores the abstract concept of time via a diverse range of discursive themes. The multi-disciplinary artworks exhibited resonate with the fluidity of interpreting the subject, a universal yet subjective experience, with immeasurable impact on human existence, shared knowledge and evolutional civilization.”

Anthony Aziz and Sammy Cucher, also known as Aziz + Cucher, are regarded as pioneers of digitally based fine art photography, and have been working across the fields of sculpture, animation, textiles and video installation since the early 1990s. Participating in their first exhibition in Hong Kong, Line of Times, Aziz + Cucher will present a series of 4 large tapestries woven intricately on a digital loom, 3 of which are commissioned to form part of MILL6’s permanent collection. The artists take as their inspiration the composition and tradition of Renaissance masterpieces, subverting these into digital formulations comprised of detailed pixel patterns and evocative narrative gestures. These are then woven via modern technologies, seamlessly interweaving past, present and future.

Yin-Ju Chen, Extrastellar Evaluation II - A Dialogue Concerning Two Chief World System (Video Still)
2016, Video Installation, Courtesy of the artist and Chi-Wen Gallery

Yin-Ju Chen is a multimedia artist whose works involve the use of video, drawing and photography. Extrastellar Evaluations II is a large-scale audio-visual installation inspired by the historical argument between geocentrism and heliocentrism. The artist considers the formal line as the essential element underlying astrology and planetary movement. Her artistic chart resembles the dynamism of celestial forces conditioning human actions within our galaxy, frequently forming circular paths that are symbolic of non-linear time, encouraging viewers to contemplate the uncertainty of human fate.

Morgan Wong, Filing Down a Steel Bar Until a Needle is Made (Video Still)
2013 – Present, Performance & Video, Courtesy of the artist

Hong Kong artist Morgan Wong will present two video works alongside sculptures and photographic pieces as part of Line of Times. Referencing a prominent ancient Chinese allegory, Filing Down a Steel Bar Until a Needle is Made is an absurd adaptation by the artist on the notion of one’s will and determination. The ongoing series and durational lifelong performance started since 2013, the steel bar of 173cm and weighing 63kg is the same height and weight as the artist, who pledges to grind the rod into a needle over the course of his lifetime. The metal powder of this daily ritual is collected by Wong and sealed in a needle-shaped borosilicate glass tube, capturing the continuous effort of the artist within the emblematic time capsule, namely Time Needle Series. Wong’s works represent time in varied medium, where he diligently observes the stream of each moment, interpreting the intangible via remnant in performance, sculpture and video. The Time Needle Series will form part of MILL6’s permanent collection.

Spring Exhibition: Line of Times
Exhibition Period: 11 March – 2 April 2017
Artists: Aziz + Cucher, Yin-Ju Chen and Morgan Wong
Curator: Mizuki Takahashi, Senior Curator of MILL6 Foundation
Venue: MILL6 Foundation pop-up space
(The Annex – 2/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan)
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11:30am – 7:30pm (Closed on Mondays)

Exhibition Opening
Friday, 10 March 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00pm

Exhibition Opening Special Talk
Astrologer: Jupiter
Friday, 10 March 2017
7:30pm - 8:00pm

Special Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
6:30pm – 9:00pm
In the presence of Aziz + Cucher, Yin-Ju Chen, Morgan Wong and curator Mizuki Takahashi

Artist Talk
Participating Artists: Aziz + Cucher, Yin-Ju Chen and Morgan Wong; Moderated by Mizuki Takahashi
Friday, 24 March 2017
11:00am – 12:00nn
*Events will be conducted in English

Venue: The Annex – 2/F, Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan

Tarot Card Reading Workshop
Yin-Ju Chen
Saturday, 25 March 2017
*Venue to be informed upon RSVP confirmation

RSVP: MILL6 Foundation | [email protected] | +852 3979 2301