Luke Ching, 1/F 17 Fung Yi Street, To Kwa Wan, KL, Hong Kong(Door, Wall, Window), 2001.

Culture Shifts: Global

Venue: Open Eye Gallery,  19 Mann Island, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 1BP
Exhibition dates: 7 April – 18 June 2017
Gallery opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Admission: Free

Culture Shifts: Global explores the city and urbanism seen through outsiders’ eyes. Supported by the University of Salford Art Collection, Hong Kong photographer Luke Ching presents Room 118, Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Regent Road, Liverpool, L30AN a series of photographs created during a 10-day residency in Liverpool in January 2017. Titanic Hotel is a renovated 200-year old warehouse, a formerly industrial space converted into somewhere that people inhabit for a short time. Ching transformed an entire newly refurbished hotel room into a pinhole camera, capturing the views of the rapidly transforming docklands from each window.

New work from Wo Bik Wong, one of Hong Kong’s leading female photographers, will also be shown, alongside photos of social housing taken by Derek Man, a London-based photographer flown back to Hong Kong on a commission from Open Eye Gallery. Each artist explores the modern urban environment and unfamiliar cities with fresh eyes.

Our Art Curator Lindsay Taylor is co-curating this exhibition at Open Eye Gallery and the new work by Luke Ching which we are co-commissioning will then enter our art collection.

The exhibition is part of LOOK/17: Liverpool International Photography Festival, titled ‘Cities of Exchange: Liverpool/Hong Kong’.

Interview with University of Salford Art Curator Lindsay Taylor.