16 ‑ 31 May 2020 (except Mon) 1 ‑ 6pm (5 hours)
九龍石硤尾白田街30號 賽馬會創意藝術中心L8-06室
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HKOP Awardees in Printmaking Exhibition 2019-2020
Flipped Trip—A solo exhibition by Li Ning

Our memories become fragmented amidst rapid changes. In Li Ning’s prints, fragments of reality intertwine with unknown time and space—which version of the story do you see?

Li Ning creates relief prints by first inking and printing linocut plates, then making collages of the prints on paper. He believes that this way of creating gives him freedom, and he often finds inspiration in the composition and rearrangement of pictorial elements. Like a map with multiple timelines, his works compile scenes created at different times and with various odd perspectives. In Flipped Trip, Li Ning takes on the roles of printmaker, storyteller and traveller. Through creating a space that transcends the boundaries of time, he shows us an imagination that interweaves past and future seamlessly, and invites viewers to venture into his printmaking world.

Flipped Trip is not only a journey through time and space, but also a time-travelling box. In this unprecedented time of pandemic, the artist asks: can humans escape into this imaginary box and survive?

Date: 2020.5.16 (Sat) - 2020.5.31 (Sun)
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
(Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays)
Venue: L8-06 Gallery, Hong Kong Open Printshop (L8-06, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon)

Opening Live*
2020.5.16 (Sat)
4:00 pm
*Conducted in Cantonese

*** Due to recent development of the coronavirus infection, the exhibition is not open to the public on fixed hours. Please arrange a visit in advance by making appointment via Facebook. ***

About Li Ning
LI Ning (b.1992, Hong Kong) graduated from Hong Kong Art School with a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in 2019, majoring in painting. LI’s work tells his personal stories and imagination through delicate lines and strong structures, inspired by his tattoo techniques and experiences as a tattoo artist. He participated in exhibitions including group exhibitions “Art 021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair” (Shanghai, 2019), “HKFOREWORD19“ (10 Chancery Lane Gallery, 2019) and “Hot Off the Press” (HKOP, Hong Kong, 2019).

HKOP Award in Printmaking
In order to encourage young printmakers to show their talents, Hong Kong Open Printshop Award in Printmaking was established in 2018. There are 3 awardees this year: Emily Hung, Avery Lau Hong-lam, Li Ning.