The Garden

2017-09-02 Exhibition

http://www.k11artfoundation.org/tc/programme/the-garden/

The modern garden is a place where we try to re-create and examine nature. We build glasshouses to host nature under controlled conditions so that we can appreciate it in a relatively frozen time. An exhibition in a gallery concerns a similar modality – the viewer peruses artworks in a specific environment, as if time stands still. However, the nature ‘out there’ consists of what the ‘nature’ sealed in a man-made garden cannot encompass. Variables such as air movements, temperature changes, and our physical sensations constitute the real energy that infuses life in nature. But perhaps, it is through a garden that we can see nature as much as our very own nature. Likewise, in a gallery, we can perhaps come close to art as much as we come close to ourselves.

The Garden is an exhibition like a garden in a glasshouse, but without plants. It is a garden not remembered in time; it is nature beyond the harmony of greenery; it is a glasshouse that celebrates motions in the environment. Curated by Enoch Cheng, who is both a curator and an artist, this exhibition includes artworks commissioned by the K11 Art Foundation. New works are produced by Cheng and five other Hong Kong-based artists including Shane Aspegren, Cheuk Wing Nam, Vvzela Kook, Andrew Luk, and Samuel Adam Swope. At the exhibition space, one also finds recent works by three other participating artists: Neïl Beloufa, Cai Kai, and Ian Cheng. Taking their inspirations from various aspects of nature in all its liveliness, all the artworks – installations and time-based media of art made up of, for instance, sound, video, sculpture, and performance – stimulate your senses and invite you to observe a space that is constantly changing. Strolling around the garden, you can temporarily forget about the secular world – you return to a space where you can spend time with a nature waiting to be discovered.

現代植物園嘗試重現大自然,讓人能仔細觀察環境。人建造了溫室,把自然界置放於嚴密調控的環境中反復鑒賞;在那裡,時間彷佛凝固了一樣。藝廊裡的展覽,亦有著類似的「時空」——觀眾在特定環境下欣賞藝術作品,恍若時間靜止。然而,大自然之廣與深,非井井有條的人造花園所能企及;各種變化不定的因素,如空氣的流動、溫度的轉變,以及我們的知覺感受,令大自然生生不息。不過,也許只有在如此的一個花園裡,我們才能認識自然、認識自身;正如在藝廊裡,我們可藉由藝術走進自己。

展覽「The Garden」是個沒有植物的溫室花園——它既在時間長河裡不著痕跡,也不流於綠意盎然的和諧意象;這樣一個花園,呈現的是環境的動感韻律。展覽由策展人鄭得恩策展,同時涉足藝術創作的他亦是參展藝術家之一,與Shane Aspegren、卓穎嵐、曲倩雯、陸浩明、Samuel Adam Swope這五位現居香港的藝術家一起,獲K11 Art Foundation委約創作新作;在這個展覽空間裡,還有Neïl Beloufa、蔡凱、鄭曦然三位參展藝術家近年創作的作品。這些作品靈感來自大自然的活潑姿態,觀眾漫步於花園之中,能暫且忘卻繁囂俗世,回歸一處,盡情發掘自然。

Artists:
Andrew Luk, Cai Kai, Cheuk Wing Nam, Enoch Cheng, Ian Cheng, Neïl Beloufa, Samuel Adam Swope, Shane Aspegren, Vvzela Kook

藝術家:
Neïl Beloufa, Samuel Adam Swope, Shane Aspegren, 卓穎嵐, 曲倩雯, 蔡凱, 鄭得恩, 鄭曦然, 陸浩明

Curator:
Enoch Cheng

策展人:
鄭得恩

Opening reception:
01.09.2017 (6–8pm)

覽開幕:
01.09.2017 (下午6時至8時)

Transportation:
From Hang Hau MTR Station: minibus no.11, 11M, or 101M; From Choi Hung MTR Station: minibus no.11

交通:
坑口港鐵站出發:11、11M或101M號小巴/彩虹港鐵站出發:11號小巴

Shuttle bus service on the date of opening reception:
Free shuttle service for exhibition visitors is available. Pickup point: Hang Hau MTR Station Exit A1; Departure time: 5:40pm, 6:10pm, 6:40pm, 7:10pm

覽開幕旅遊巴安排:
當日設旅遊巴免費接載展覽訪客到chi art space,集合地點:坑口港鐵站A1出口;出發時間:下午5時40分、6時10分、6時40分、7時10分