Seventeen young artists from the Baptist University Master of Visual Arts programme will showcase their work at Koo Ming Kown Gallery from November 14-22, 2015, in response to exhibition theme “Un/Cover”.  

 

Triggered by the discords observed both locally and internationally in the past year, the team saw the concept of uncovering in new light:  that it isn’t just one moment of surprise, but an emotional process of noticing and internalizing what was covered, expressing and augmenting sensations through the act of uncovering, and resolving and moving on in the stage of recovery. The theme Un/Cover was coined, intended to be more than the literal meaning of ‘uncovering’.  The ‘/’ installed between the words ‘Un’ and ‘Cover’, serves as the visual clue of a mask, and empowers the word with the visual notion of Masking, Unmasking and, Remasking. The theme suggests a process based on the ebb and flow of emotional experiences.   

 

Seventeen exhibiting artists include:

Frank CHAN

Lucy CHAN Chik Yee

CHEUK Wing Nam

Kelvin FONG

Michelle FUNG

KWONG WIng Ka

Denise LEE

Amanda LEUNG

Ingrid LEUNG

Miiu LEUNG

Walter MA

Jeremy SAYWER

Stanley SIN

Arabii SO

Rachel WAI Lam

Candy WONG

William WONG

 

They either graduated from the Baptist University Master of Visual Arts’ Studio Practice and Extended Media or Experience Design programs, or in the final year of studies, interpreted the theme based on their personal concerns and experiences with a variety of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, sound art, len-based images, and performance.  Through seventeen artworks exhibited, the artists shared their own ‘Un/Cover’ journey, from exploring self-identity, relationships, potentials of people and materials, and definition of matters, to concerning for the environment and animals, urban development, cultural lineage,  and discrepancies between words and actions seen in the public domain.

「Un/Cover」一詞,於2014年年底由參與是次展覽的香港浸會大學視覺藝術碩士學生和畢業生創造。從本地及世界各地接連發生的不穩定事件,他們洞悉「揭發(Uncover)」這個概念,並非一觸即發的發現,而是千絲萬縷的流動經驗︰外在感官刺激與內在澎湃情感交會,誘發思想解析及用行動協調……掩飾與隱藏,自內心有意或無意而起,然後遭外力或自我揭發,繼而將之解決及重新出發,成就一次克服與痊癒。

 

展覽以「Un/Cover(現)」為題,旨在呈現「揭發」一詞的弦外之音。在「Un」和「Cover」之間加入一個「/」,深具視覺提示意味——給「Cover」戴上一個面罩,然後脫下再戴上另一個面罩——隱藏、暴露、再隱藏……

 

參展的十七位藝術家以「現」為起點,透過多種藝術媒介,包括繪畫、雕塑、裝置、聲音、影像、多媒體及行為藝術等,回應個人經歷或所關注的當代議題。他們包括:

 

陳復

陳直怡

卓穎嵐

方智勇

馮捲雪

鄺永嘉

李定思

梁雪雯

梁韻姸

梁妙萍

馬浩賢

Jeremy SAYWER

冼宏瀚

蘇曼華

韋琳

王嘉韻

黃嘉豪

 

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