Our Everyday Our Borders

presented by Rooftop Institute

curated by: Law Yuk Mui, Yim Sui Fong & Frank Vigneron

artists: Tang Kwok Hin & Motoyuki Shitamichi

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Neptune Terrace, 2016

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Artists: Au Shek Yan, Vlad Nancǎ, and So Wai Lam

This exhibition gathers metaphorical and poetic works that reveal the relationships between human behaviour and architecture. Au Shek Yan’s video examines the possibilities for intimacy and affect within micro-living spaces in Hong Kong. Vlad Nancǎ’s birdcage sculpture comments on the standardisation of Communist apartment blocks in Romania and its impact on residents, tasked with engineering a new society. And So Wai Lam’s drawings navigate the daily rituals of a fictional esquisofrenic city, portraying inhabitants’ domestic activities, workplace dynamics, social structures, neuroses, and sleeping habits. Her work and the exhibition as a whole address how these common experiences are triggered by an architecture where the body is arrested.

The urban planning of the Chai Wan district of Hong Kong symbolises the 20th century Utopian ideal of modern living and working. It is the site of one of the most extensive housing developments in the city, erected next to one of its largest industrial centres. Both areas border the hospital—an architectural milestone of hygienic modernity—and the cemetery, the place where one’s human activity concludes.

Neptune Terrace is the name of one of these housing estates, built in the late 1970’s on the hills below the Pamela Youde Nethersole hospital in Chai Wan, with an architectural style reminiscent of a Utopian-garden-city. Inside its walls, it is a classic example of Hong Kong’s hyper compartmentalisation, a site where the limitations of both space and privacy produce a “confinement of the self’.

Curated by: Inti Guerrero and Yim Sui Fong

樂翠台

2016年7月8 日 - 9 月28日

惑星海王有幸推出《樂翠台》,一個結集喻意和詩意作品,顯示人類行為與建築關係的展覽。區碩茵的錄像作品測試了香港蚊型住屋空間與個人私密的可能性。Vlad Nancǎ的鳥寵雕塑則對羅馬尼亞共產主義式公寓評價,一種以建設新型社會為任的大樓,其標準化的設計對居民的影響。以及蘇瑋琳虛構一思覺失調的城市系列的繪畫,其筆下遊走於生活日常的儀式並描繪了居民的公寓生活、職場上的互動、社會結構,焦慮症及睡眠習慣。整個展覽的作品都對拘禁我們身體的建築架構所觸發的共同經驗而寫下註腳。

柴灣區的城市規劃標誌了香港20世紀現代生活和工作的烏托邦理想。這是其中一個最為廣泛開發的城區,在旁邊築建有其中一個最大型的工業中心。兩種區域有醫院和墓地在邊際── 一個作表現化性衛生的建築指標,一個則是個體人類活動終結的地方。

樂翠台是這類屋苑的其中一個名字,建於70年代,在柴灣尤德夫人那打素醫院附近倚山而建,其建築風格讓人聯想起烏托邦式的田園都市。在每道牆內是香港極其區隔化的典型例子── 一個限制個人活動空間和私隱所產生的「自我禁閉」場所。

士日、嚴瑞芳(策展人)

Supported by: Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC), Romanian Cultural Institute and Friends of Neptune

 

Exhibition : First But Not Least

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Date : 2014.09.28 – 10.19
Curator : Yim Sui Fong
Artists : Yang Xinguang, Qiu Fei, Li Jinguo, Li Hongjun, Xu Zayi, Li Fan, Liu Xiaohui, Wu Xiaohai, Zeng Hong, Ou Jing, Lo Yanshan, Huang Jingyuan, Li Yiwen, Sun Jinglin, Tian Xiaolei, Jing Tianyi, Liu Cong, Ludovic De Vita, Liu Deng, Xue Feng, Liang Shuo, Ma Yanhong, Zeng Sha
Venue: Kong Contemporary Art Agency (KCAA)
Red Yard,NO.C4,Caochangdi,Chaoyang District,Beijing,China

First But Not Least – a joint exhibition showcases the first piece of work defined by the selected contemporary Chinese artists, investigating the initiatives of creation.

展覽:First But Not Least
日期: 2014年9月28日至10月19日
策展:嚴瑞芳
參展藝術家:楊心廣,邱飛,李金國,李紅軍,許鐸瀚,李帆,劉曉輝,吳嘯海,曾宏,歐勁,盧燕珊,黃近遠,李易紋,孫靖林,田曉磊,金天一,劉聰,Ludovic,劉鄧,鄭江,薛峰,梁碩,馬延紅,曾莎
地點:空的空間
北京市朝陽區草場地藝術村紅一號院內C4

First But Not Least 是一個中國當代藝術聯展,邀請的藝術家展示他們第一件XXX自己定義的作品,探討創作的初衷。

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Event : Art in Action – artist talk by Yim Sui Fong

Date: 2014.09.13
Time: 16:00-18:00
Organizer: Kind of Light
Venue: Meridian Space
C&C Park, No.77 Meishuguan Houjie, Dongcheng District, Beijing

活動:藝術行動中 - 藝術家講座:嚴瑞芳
日期: 2014年9月13日
時間:下午4至6點
主辦:光有時
地點:時差空間
北京市東城區美術館後街77號77文創園

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2015 Fresh Trend Art Graduates Joint Exhibition
Talk : Opportunity In China For Young Artists
Speakers : Chui Pui-chee, Yim Sui-Fong, Pan Huimin

2015年出爐藝術系畢業生聯展
講座:年輕藝術家在中國的機遇
講者 : 徐沛之,嚴瑞芳,潘慧敏