Venue: Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester
Launch: Thursday 6 July 2017, 6 – 8pm
Exhibition dates: Friday 7 July – Sunday 29 October 2017
Gallery opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Artists: Kong Chun Hei, Sarah Lai, Au Hoi Lam, Tang Kwok-hin, Ocean Leung, Ko Sin Tung, Trevor Yeung
From Ocean to Horizon is a group exhibition featuring established and emerging creative talents from Hong Kong, most of whom have previously never exhibited in the UK, presenting unique perspectives on living and working in present-day Hong Kong.
The title of the exhibition is inspired by the relationship between the ocean and the horizon line: a fluid, imaginary and liminal intersection between sea and sky. This shifting boundary is symbolic of Hong Kong as a city that defies categorisation, a dense metropolis undergoing continual and rapid physical, social and cultural transformations – and one that also has a very special relationship to the ocean with its unique island geography and famous deep, natural harbour.
The artists have been invited to reflect on how they have personally responded and adapted to change and uncertainty in their home city over the last two decades following the handover in 1997.
Residency Artist Studio: Kong Chun Hei
In addition to the exhibition Kong Chun Hei will complete a two-month artist’s residency at the CFCCA, through which he will develop work leading to a studio exhibition, responding to his experience of Manchester. Hei’s studio will be open for viewing from Thursday 6 July until Sunday 30 July.
This exhibition is co-curated by Ying Kwok (Independent Curator, Hong Kong), Lindsay Taylor (Art Curator, University of Salford) and Ying Tan (Curator, CFCCA) and has been made possible with the support of the University of Salford Art Collection, Manchester Metropolitan University and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London as part of its programme of events commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.