物化: Transformation of Material Things

Venue: Experimental Gallery, 3/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre  
Date: 2021.02.05 - 2021.02.28
Time: 10:00 - 18:00 
Price: Free Admission 
* The opening hour on Monday 8 February will be 14:00 – 18:00.
 *The exhibition will be closed from 12 February to 14 February during the Lunar New Year.
 *Exhibition opening hours may change if Shouson Theatre has day-time performances. 
 

Message from the Artist 

As a media artist, I am exploring themes such as transformation, materialization, oriental landscape beauty and philosophy, using media devices such as photography and computers. I believe that the fundamental idea that flows through my work is the Kegon philosophy, a common Asian way of thinking that started in China and matured in Japan via the Korean Peninsula.

The field of media art that I am involved in is an artistic field that considers how to represent the media device itself and what can be seen from the media device through some kind of invention or reinvention of the wheel. In this context, I believe that media art as " Art in Nature in a Post-Industrial Society" will be a theme in the future. The production of media devices as hardware was originally a field in which Japan had a strong presence in Asia, but now the production area is shifting to China, Korea and the rest of Asia. From this perspective, I believe that the ideology of media art, which skillfully manipulates media, flows within the context of Asia. From this perspective, I would like to convey this new art form derived from Asia to people in various countries.

I often go abroad and have held exhibitions overseas. Hong Kong has been one of my favorite places to visit since I was a little boy, and with the advent of the 2000s, I feel a sense of newness, nostalgia, and sadness in the city landscape where electric signs have been replaced by LEDs and the color temperature has changed.

Media art in the post-Corona era is very fragile, especially when it comes to installing real experiences directly in three-dimensional space, which makes it hard to experience. As I continue to think about this, including how I can realize it, I have decided to hold an exhibition as the Japan Cultural Envoy. This will be the first time that I will not be able to go to the site to set up, but my mind has been converted to digital and we are always connected. Thank you all for coming.

https://yoichiochiai.com/biography

 

Artist Talk – Media Art

Date: 2021.02.26
Time:17:30 – 19:00
Hong Kong Arts Centre Facebook LIVE
(Conducted in English)
 

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To reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19, the presenters have implemented the following precautionary measures:-

  1. Visitors are required to measure body temperature before admission. Visitors with normal body temperature below 37.5 degrees Celsius (as indicated by the temperature detector used by presenters) would be allowed access;
  2. Visitors are required to clean their hands with hand sanitiser before admission;
  3. Visitors are required to wear their own mask inside the venue;
  4. Every 2 visitors are required to keep a safe distance of 1.5 metre apart.

The presenters will review the situation and adjust the measures if necessary. We appreciate your understanding.

The presenters reserve the rights of final decision on the arrangement.

What's On
Screening
Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
2021.03.19 - 2021.07.31
Exhibition
Pao Galleries, 5/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre 
2021.04.16 - 2021.05.22