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2022-06-06

【Hong Kong Arts Centre】&【Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)】Jointly Presented Beyond Borders: Traces of Hong Kong Stories Exhibition│13 June – 3 July@Vancouver

Jointly Presented by

Hong Kong Arts Centre&Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)

Beyond Borders: Traces of Hong Kong Stories_ Contemporary Intangible Cultural Heritage Exhibition

Vancouver: 13.6 – 3.7.2022

CF Richmond Centre, Vancouver
6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond, British Columbia V6Y 2B6 Canada

Jointly presented by the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto), Beyond Borders: Traces of Hong Kong Stories is a contemporary Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) exhibition which will be held from 13 June in Vancouver this year, and is an extension of last year’s Transformative Chic – The Everlasting Cheongsam Exhibition curated by the HKAC. This year we hope to make another entry under the theme of ‘Beyond Borders’, to continue promoting cultural exchanges through exhibiting more contemporary ICH artworks to the community in Canada, sharing how traditional ICH can integrate into our daily lives.

In this exhibition, we will be bringing our visitors 4 out of the total 480 Hong Kong ICH items, including ‘galvanised iron product making technique’, ‘bamboo steamer making technique’, ‘Cheongsam sewing technique’ and ‘Chinese flower button technique’, fusing new and contemporary elements with cultural heritage, showcasing the charm and uniqueness of Hong Kong culture from the artworks. With the help of Hong Kong’s traditional bamboo craft, we bridge Hong Kong with Vancouver by erecting the model of one historic building from each of the cities; and showcase the mailboxes made via Hong Kong’s unique galvanised iron craft as a medium to highlight a signature slang that best represents the Hong Kong spirit. Moreover, traditional Cheongsams with a focus on modern tailoring will be displayed, allowing the audience to know more about the ‘made in Hong Kong’ story.

Ms. Connie Lam, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, said, “Those select ICH items will let audience gain a better understanding of the cultural and traditional stories of Hong Kong through the eyes of a local, and experience these unique historical moments under a contemporary setting. We hope that this will be a fantastic opportunity to inspire new interpretations for these traditional concepts. In fact, HKAC was initiated with an aim to preserve, promote, redefine and revitalize the ICH of Hong Kong by means of a holistic model that integrates ‘Education’, ‘Revitalization’ and ‘Investigation’ as well as ‘Curating and Audience-building’ since 2018. By coining the title ‘ICH+’ attempt to rebrand the ICH items by presenting a brand new concept of ‘Contemporary ICH’ with the plus sign implying the infinite possibilities of the evolvement of such Contemporary ICH.”

The six Hong Kong artists participating in the Vancouver exhibition are Jasmine Cheung, Grace Choi, Polly Ho, Lam Ka-yu, Luk Tsing-yuen and Po Ming-wah, who give new interpretations to traditional artisanship with their original creativities that integrates ICH into modern living. (For more information about the artists, please refer to the link below)

http://ftp.hkac.org.hk/MDD/BeyondBorders_Traces_of_HongKong_Stories_Contemporary_IntangibleCulturalHeritage_Exhibition

"Art is life", the two maintain a close, inseparable relationship.

Another contemporary Intangible Cultural Heritage exhibition Beyond Borders: Reshaping the Ordinaries of Hong Kong is being held from 30 May to 28 June 2022 in Toronto.

Details of the Exhibition:

Jointly presented by Hong Kong Arts Centre and Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto)

Organised by DramaOne Canada
Supported by
Hong Kong Tourism Board

Date:    13 June – 3 July 2022

Venue: CF Richmond Centre, Vancouver

Address: 6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond, British Columbia V6Y 2B6 Canada

Participating Artists:

Jasmine Cheung, Grace Choi, Polly Ho, Lam Ka-yu, Luk Tsing-yuen and Po Ming-wah

Please click to the following link for more Images

http://ftp.hkac.org.hk/MDD/BeyondBorders_Traces_of_HongKong_Stories_Contemporary_IntangibleCulturalHeritage_Exhibition

Hong Kong Arts Centre - Art for Passion, Art for Life, Art for All

Since 1977, the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) has been a platform for nurturing and supporting artists, and infusing art into everyday life. Its unique arts and educational programmes aim to make the arts accessible for all.

The HKAC believes in the transformational power of art for people from all walks of life. Established for more than four decades, the HKAC endeavours to bring arts to the people of Hong Kong – by presenting programmes for visual arts, performing arts, moving images and media arts, comics and animation. Our other areas also cover arts education, conferences, festivals, public art and community projects. All with the vision and mission of engaging and inspiring creativity in the Hong Kong community.

In 2000, HKAC founded its education arm, Hong Kong Art School (HKAS). The HKAS provides award-bearing programmes to nurture artists and art practitioners, as well as short enrichment courses for the general public.

The HKAC aspires to engage everyone in the community to become an active participant in the arts - as an enthusiast, an artist or a patron.

In 2023, the HKAC will celebrate its 45th anniversary. Let’s continue to embrace ‘Art for Passion, Art for Life, Art for All’, and share the inspiration.

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