25 Jan ‑ 16 Feb 2019 (every Tue to Sat) 11am ‑ 7pm (8 hours)
香港中環鴨巴甸街20號
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搬家可以令人產生強烈的情感 – 對新開始抱有的期望和興奮,面對人生新的階段或環境的挑戰,對失去朋友和家人的恐懼,對改變和未來的焦慮。在應付轉變帶來的困難上,我們帶着依附在舊居的記憶或經歷,它在我們的潛意識中繼續存在。交雜的感受有時讓人吃不消。在我們最新的展覽「遷居貳式」中,兩位年輕的香港藝術家分享了他們有關搬家的經驗。



熟悉的物件包含苦澀和甜蜜的記憶,每逢目睹實物或聯想起來的一刻,便會讓物主瞬間重回故地。藝術家吳喜敏透過各種物件,如鐵閘門,床頭小几和掛牆鐘,將她與二十多年前稱之為“家”的地方再聯繫起來。儘管目前居住在一個城市的大型屋邨,藝術家何幸兒經常在腦海閃過童年時在農村生活的片段。作品中描繪了這些回憶,而且都是寧靜的。結合了富有想像力的插圖,版畫和剪貼,展覽鼓勵觀眾探索自己對地方或空間變化的反應。

藝術家
吳嘉敏 何幸兒


Karin Weber Gallery is proud to present ‘Place To Place’, a showcase of two young Hong Kong artists using works on paper to explore themes of place changes and subsequent upheaval.

Moving homes can be an intensely emotional experience - the hope and excitement about a new beginning, the challenge of moving on to a new life-stage or environment, the fear of loss of
friends and family, the anxiety about change and the future. Adding to the difficulty of the transition are the nostalgic memories or experiences that we ‘inherit’ from our old homes that persist in lingering on in our consciousness. All these complex feelings can be overwhelming and sometimes traumatic to handle. In our latest exhibition – ‘Place to Place’ two young Hong Kong artists share their experiences of coping with relocation.

Objects contain memories bitter or sweet and can instantly transport a person back to living space and place. Using various objects such as a metal gate, a bedside cabinet and a clock, artist Carmen Ng re-connects with an apartment she used to call ‘home’ for over twenty years. Despite currently living in a housing estate in the city, artist June Ho often has flashbacks about her childhood days living in the countryside. She depicts these memories in her works, which reflect the tranquil landscapes witnessed daily in her neighbourhood. A combination of imaginative illustrations, etchings and paper-cuts, this gentle yet poignant exhibition encourages viewers to explore their own responses to changes of place or space.



About the Artist:
Carmen Ng (b. 1988) graduated from the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University and has been collaborating with our gallery since her graduation. Renowned for her meticulous brushstroke, her 2016 exhibition ‘Wood Whispers’ drew lots of critical acclaim. Carmen is a multiple award winner, including the distinguished print award in 29th Hong Kong Print
Award in 2017 for her book project ‘Illustrated Map of Hong Kong 18 Districts’.

June Ho (b. 1990) graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been involved in several book projects and has previously shown in Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.