【Hong Kong Arts Centre】│End of the Road – a Work by Ng Tsz-Kwan – Extended Exhibition of FALSE SPACES Hong Kong and Japan Media Art Exchange Project
【Hong Kong Arts Centre】presents
End of the Road – a Work by Ng Tsz-Kwan Extended Exhibition of FALSE SPACES Hong Kong and Japan Media Art Exchange Project
Venue: Pao Galleries, 5/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Date: 5 – 27 September 2020
Image Download: http://ftp.hkac.org.hk/MDD/End_Of_The_Road/
【Hong Kong Arts Centre】(HKAC) presents End of the Road – a Work by Ng Tsz-Kwan at Pao Galleries, 5/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre from 5th to 27th September. In response to the government’s social distancing measures, the exhibition will open to the public starting from 18th September onwards.
Hong Kong artist Ng Tsz-Kwan brings his unique experiential installation back in Hong Kong after the participation in FALSE SPACES exchange exhibition in Japan last October. The experiential installation features a moving cinema chair that navigates the viewer along the track in a space full of video installations. In response to the social atmosphere and the gallery’s architectural design, the artist specifically re-creates the spatial arrangements and video contents for this version. Guided by the moving chair, the visitor travels through a set of desolate night scenes to experience the views from the end of the road. The journey is not only a documentary film that experimenting with space but also a personal psychological journey of the artist.
End of the Road is the latest version of Solitary Cinema series by Ng Tsz-Kwan. The series has been exhibited in Hong Kong and Japan since 2018. The moving chair is the most important element in the series. Sitting on an automated driving installation, visitors will travel through different sets of installations, the views in front of the visitors change corresponding to the movement of the chair. Unlike the traditional way of seeing an exhibition that visitors usually take the initiative to perceive artworks, in Solitary Cinema series, visitors are assigned with specific viewing angles, distances and durations when sitting on the moving chair. Can the visitors rediscover the experience and possibility of cinema through the journey while the freedom of viewing is being restricted?
Ng Tsz-Kwan is devoted to interactive media installations. As the co-founder and creative director of a multidisciplinary experiential design studio yucolab, he also combines years of commercial experience and creates works that remarkably incorporate interactive media with art. His works have been featured in multiple local and overseas exhibitions, including solo exhibitions Breathe in･ Breathe out (Hong Kong, 2019), (G)Local Empathy System (Hong Kong, 2018); group exhibitions FALSE SPACES (Tokyo, 2019) and Algorithmic Art: Shuffling Space & Time (Hong Kong, 2018).
Curated by media art artist Ip Yuk-Yiu and Hong Kong Arts Centre curatorial team, End of the Road is an extension of FALSE SPACES project curated by Tokyo Arts & Space (TOKAS), Hong Kong Arts Centre and Ip Yuk-Yiu. FALSE SPACES is a cross-cultural exchange and an exhibition initiative aiming to explore the multi-faceted nature of space and its production as seen through the lens of contemporary 6 artists from Japan and Hong Kong.
The first phase exhibition has been held in Tokyo in 2019, a follow-up online forum will be held in the second half of 2020. Stay tuned to Hong Kong Arts Centre website for the announcement.
End of the Road – a Work by Ng Tsz-Kwan
Extended Exhibition of FALSE SPACES Hong Kong and Japan Media Art Exchange Project
Venue: Pao Galleries, 5/F, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Date: 2020.09.05 - 2020.09.27
Time: 10:00 – 20:00
Online reservation: calendly.com/endoftheroad
Free admission. Online Reservation required, first come first served.
The presenter will review the situation and adjust the measures if necessary and reserves the rights of final decision on the arrangement.
Ng Tsz-Kwan graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1997 with a Bachelor degree in Fine Art and earned his Masters at Central Saint Martins, UAL, in 2000. His practice is devoted to electronic and video art, and he has exhibited in London, Berlin, New York, Helsinki, Japan and Korea, in addition to numerous exhibitions in Hong Kong. He also maintains a design practice in which he applies interactive media design to the commercial and exhibition sectors, and explores the use of different media for integrated design solutions. He co-founded yucolab in 2006 when he partnered his interactive multi-media design company, N.T. Lab, with award-winning Hollywood-based creative design firm yU+co. In 2007, Perspective Magazine commended him as one of the 40 outstanding design professionals under the age of 40 in Greater China. He continues to lecture in multimedia, electronic arts and design-related departments of various universities and institutions in Hong Kong.
About the Curators
Ip Yuk-Yiu is an experimental filmmaker, media artist, art educator and independent curator. His works, ranging from experimental films, live performances, media installations to video games, have been showcased extensively at major international venues and festivals, including European Media Art Festival, New York Film Festival (views from the avant-garde), the Image Festival, FILE Festival, VideoBrasil, Transmediale, NTT ICC and WRO media art Bienniale. He is the founder of the art.ware project, an independent curatorial initiative focusing on the promotion of new media art in Hong Kong. Ip has over fifteen years of curatorial experience in film, video and media art. Currently he is Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. His recent works explore hybrid creative forms that are informed by cinema, video games and contemporary media art practices. In recognizing his artistic contributions and achievements, he was awarded the Artist of the Year (Media Arts) in Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2018.
FALSE SPACES Hong Kong and Japan Media Art Exchange Project
Tokyo and Hong Kong both struggle with space issues. In both countries, urban centres must accommodate disproportionately large populations, resulting in buildings growing taller and taller and personal space becoming more and more constricted within public spaces. The concept of “space” itself is open to a wide range of interpretations, spanning from the physical spaces of geography and location to the conceptual spaces of the personal and psychological realms, and even cyberspace. Furthermore, artists construct spaces, in the form of art, which differ from those of the real world in a pursuit to express their own world views.
FALSE SPACES is a cross-cultural exchange and an exhibition initiative aiming to explore the multi-faceted nature of space and its production as seen through the lens of contemporary artists from Japan and Hong Kong, initiated by Tokyo Arts and Space (TOKAS) in collaboration with the Hong Kong Arts Centre and independent curator IP Yuk-Yiu. The exhibition will feature works by six artists/artist unit, including ITO Ryusuke, NAGATA Kosuke, NG Tsz-Kwan, Stella SO, TSUDA Michiko and WARE. Each artist will develop and articulate his or her vision of “false space” through their respective works, exploring the production of space as a form of critical probing and disruptive poetics.
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